A 22-Year Labour of Love

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) has greatly benefited from 22 years of loyal service and dedication from Andrea Alexander, who has served as Executive Officer since July 1996. In May 2018, Andrea was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the CLCRF by the board.

“I am very honoured to be named as the first CEO of the Foundation.  As EO for the past 22 years – I feel I can do justice to this title and continue the wonderful work of CLCRF,” said Andrea.

Andrea commenced her career at Princess Margaret Hospital as an enthusiastic 15-year-old and quickly learned the ‘ins and outs’ of the hospital, displaying an impressive level of maturity and intelligence for her age. She moved on to work as an Administrative Assistant for Kim Williamson, our current Treasurer, at the Princess Margaret Children’s Medical Research Foundation (Inc.) (PMCMRF) in 1984.

In 1990, the PMCMRF ceased to exist, and Andrea moved into the role of Secretary of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Princess Margaret Hospital.

After a move to Melbourne in 1993 for her husband’s employment, Andrea and her family moved back to Perth in 1996. At that point, the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) had risen as a ‘phoenix rising from the ashes’ after the PMCMRF dissolved.

In 1996 Kim Williamson, who was Executive Officer of the newly formed CLCRF, moved on from his role to take a different employment direction. After discussions between Kim and Geoff Cattach, Chairman, Andrea was appointed as Executive Officer of the Foundation to succeed Kim.

Since 1996, as a proud wife of Gordon and mother of two children, Calum and Mara, Andrea has gone from strength to strength as Executive Officer of the CLCRF. She has lead her administrative team with passion, unwavering loyalty, professionalism and compassion for children and their families dealing with childhood cancer.

The Foundation thanks Andrea for her labour of love over these 22 years and commitment to the cause of raising funds for child cancer research. We look forward to Andrea leading the way as Chief Executive Officer for many years to come.