NCCN Reference Group

NCCN’s Reference Group provides strategic oversight and governance of the National Child Cancer Network. The Group comprises recognised experts and clinical leaders in paediatric oncology and child cancer services and includes key sector management and non-government child cancer organisation representatives. The Reference Group meets twice a year in Auckland and its minutes are publicly available on this website.

Amber Conley – Nurse Unit Manager – Starship Blood and Cancer Centre, Auckland DHB

Amanda Lyver (Chair) – Clinical Director – Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre, Canterbury DHB

Anne Morgan – Service Manager – Child Health – Canterbury DHB

Claudine Young – CEO – CanTeen

Dawn Wilson – Manager, Cancer Services – Ministry of Health

David Hamilton – Radiation Oncologist – Capital and Coast DHB

Deepika Singh – Paediatrician – Waikato DHB

Elizabeth Ryan – Programme Manager– National Child Cancer Network

Emma Maddren – General Manager – Starship – Auckland DHB

Emma Tonks – Senior Advisor – Cancer Services, Ministry of Health

Fiona McGill – Paediatrician – Nelson Marlborough DHB

Heidi Watson – Clinical Leader – AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa

Jan Millar – Nurse Practitioner – Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre, Canterbury DHB

John Sanders – Paediatrician – Taranaki DHB

Kirsten Ballantine – NZCCR Manager/Analyst – National Child Cancer Network

Lochie Teague – Service Clinical Director – Starship Blood and Cancer Centre, Auckland DHB

Mal Joyce – Operations Manager – Children’s Health Service – Capital and Coast DHB

Pamela Baines – Service Manager – Women and Children’s Health – Southern DHB

Peter Fergusson – CEO Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

Steve Evans – Paediatric Surgeon – Starship – Auckland DHB

Robyn Kiddle – CEO – Child Cancer Foundation

Scott Macfarlane – National Clinical Leader, Child Cancer – National Child Cancer Network