The Trust Board
The Northern WP Holman Clinic Trust was established by friends and supporters of the WP Holman Clinic in August, 1999. The Trust supports the ongoing development of the Clinic for the benefit of all cancer sufferers. It secures donations and bequests for the promotion, upgrade and maintenance of excellence in cancer care for the population of Northern Tasmania.
The Trust Board consists of health professionals as well as community and consumer representatives. All Board members offer their services voluntarily and all monies raised are directed solely towards benefiting the WP Holman Clinic.
Emeritus Professor Nigel Forteath AM
Born in 1944, his schooling was in Scotland after which he immigrated to Australia in 1969. He graduated from the University of New England, NSW in 1974. He and his wife, Mandy, returned to Scotland where Nigel studied for a doctoral degree, graduating in 1977 from the University of Aberdeen. In addition to his University qualifications, Nigel has been made a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Member of the Institute of Biology.
Dr Stan Gauden
Dr Stan Gauden is a Radiation Oncologist, and the Director of the Northern Cancer Service, Tasmania, which includes the W P Holman Clinic, Launceston and the North West Cancer Service, Burnie. Dr Gauden graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1986, and received his fellowship in Radiation Oncology with The Royal Australasian College of Radiologists in 1994. He completed his registrar training in Queensland before returning to Launceston to join the W P Holman Clinic as a Radiation Oncologist in 1995. In 1998, Dr Gauden became the Director of the W P Holman Clinic, Launceston and then the Director of the Northern Cancer Service in 2016.
Dr Jim Garnham
Dr Jim Garnham returned to Tasmania in 1979 to work in the administration at the TCAE, subsequently the TSIT, which amalgamated with the University of Tasmania. He continued in the administration of the new institution in Human Resource Management until his move to the School of Management of the University as a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations.
Ms Fiona McEwen
Fiona is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Medical Oncology Unit of the WP Holman Clinic, Launceston General Hospital. Fiona has 15 years’ experience in the field of oncology care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Further to this, Fiona has attained a Post Graduate qualification in Palliative Care, Oncology and Apheresis.
Professor Emeritus Coleman O’Flaherty AM Hon.LLD (UTas), FIEAust, FICE(Lon), FCIHT
Coleman O’Flaherty is a Civil Engineer who worked in Ireland, Canada, the United States and the UK before being invited to the post of First Assistant Commissioner, National Capital Development Commission, Canberra in 1974. In the UK he was Foundation Professor of Transport Engineering and Director of The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.
Mr Grant Smith
Grant is a qualified Radiation Therapist with over 30 years’ experience. He gained a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Accounting in 1992.
Ms Annabel Tyson
Worked in tertiary education administration since 1979 in both Victoria and Tasmania, most recently as Executive Officer within a research active science faculty for the University of Tasmania.
The Hon. Don George Wing AM LLB
Don Wing practised law in Launceston from 1962 until his election to Parliament in 1982. He became an Alderman on the Launceston City Council in 1979 and was Mayor of Launceston between 1983 and 1987. He served as the Independent member for Launceston in the Legislative Council for 29 years between 1982 and 2011 and was President for six years. Since he retired from Parliament he has been kept busy serving on a number of Boards and committees as well as pursuing worthy causes and community issues.
Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees supervise the operation of the Trust as a service to our community.