The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute is an independent organisation. The Board governs the activities of the organisation, manages policy and provides strategic direction.

Hon John Brumby


ONJCRI Chairman


The Hon John Brumby AO was the former Premier of Victoria (2007 – 2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 years as Leader of the Victorian Opposition and 7 years as Federal MHR for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government.

Since retiring from politics, Mr Brumby has accepted a number of Board positions as well as a joint appointment as a Professorial Fellow at both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He is Chairman of the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) Superannuation Fund, an Independent Director of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Limited and a Director of Citywide Solutions Pty Ltd.

In addition, Mr Brumby is also involved in a range of other organisations. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Workplace Leadership based at the University of Melbourne, a Member of the Leadership Advisory Board of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University and a Director of the United States Studies Centre Ltd at the University of Sydney.

Mr Brumby is also active in a range of community and not‐for‐profit organisations through his work as the Chairman of Trustees of the Joe Welch Bursary Trust, a Board Member of the Fred Hollows Foundation, a member of the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Victoria and an Australia Day Ambassador.

Mr Brumby was awarded an Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the Parliament of Victoria, to economic management and medical biotechnology innovation, to improved rural and regional infrastructure, and to the community.