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The difference we make

We believe that today’s best can always be better, and that good is never good enough.

Heart disease and cancer continue to significantly burden individuals, families and communities, being respectively the number one and number two causes of death globally. The most recent statistics by the World Health Organisation estimate that per year nearly 10 million people die of cancer and nearly 18 million of deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease worldwide. As a registered health promotion charity with DGR status, we aim to promote the prevention and control of cancer and heart disease to support patients and their families.

Leveraging GenesisCare’s global expertise, resources and network, our mission is to seek out and support life-changing improvements in cancer and cardiac care, in order to create profound impact at scale for both individuals and communities.

We look to the future by investing in research that has the power to radically improve patient outcomes and rolling out innovative therapies at scale. We partner and collaborate with community organisations, advocacy groups, governments, corporations, and world leading research organisations with the aim of creating long-lasting, impactful partnerships for the public benefit.

We recognise research is a long-term game, but also follow the GenesisCare spirit – we use funds efficiently to get rapid research happening and get results to patients; we get things done, quickly.

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Our aim is for everyone, everywhere, to live better for longer; our vision is a world where those needing cancer and cardiac care live their best lives.

How we collaborate

We have a willingness to be bold and the power to collaborate globally to achieve our goals.

Our relationship with GenesisCare gives us learnings from and connection into more than 400 hubs around the world.

We also collaborate outside the organisation, with others to bring new treatments to life and scale access to them, all with the goal of creating a world where everyone who needs cancer and cardiac care lives better for longer.


Collaboration is at the heart of our approach. Government, community, technology, medical and research organisations all have a role to play. We work with industry, corporates and philanthropists: investing where our joint efforts can change the approach to cancer and cardiac care diagnosis and impact the future of the healthcare landscape for years to come.

Our focus areas

  1. Clinical research

    Undertaking or commissioning ground-breaking clinical research and development.


  2. Patient access

    Providing support to patients and their families to access medical care, treatment and management, regardless of their location or financial position.

Aligning to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The GenesisCare Foundation aligns its efforts to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and specifically to Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing; Goal 9: Promoting Innovation, and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

  1. Goal 3

    We are aligning to Goal 3 by striving for a reduction of the mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease and cancer by 2030.

  2. Goal 9

    We are aligning to Goal 9 by encouraging innovation and fostering research.

  3. Goal 17

    We are aligning to Goal 17 by encouraging and promoting effective partnerships.

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Meet our Board of Directors

The GenesisCare Foundation is an independent health promotion charity born from the philanthropic vision of GenesisCare. Chaired by Dan Collins, the Board which governs the Foundation is comprised of experts in their fields who share a passion for philanthropy.

Dan Collins is the Chair of the GenesisCare Foundation and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of GenesisCare. Under Dan’s leadership, GenesisCare has grown from a single clinic to become a leading international healthcare provider for people with cancer or heart disease. His vision for the Foundation is to partner with organisations, not-for-profits and the wider health sector to improve outcomes for patients. Dan believes we can achieve more together than apart.

Gillian is a specialist Radiation Oncologist at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, with a sub-speciality interest in the treatment of breast cancer.

She is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and a Visiting Medical officer (VMO) in Radiation Oncology at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney.

She completed postgraduate study at St Vincent’s Hospital/ Garvan Research Institute in the molecular sub-typing of breast cancer, after obtaining her Fellowship from the Faculty of Radiation Oncology.

Gillian is the recent Chair of the Breast Cancer Advisory Group (BCAG) for Cancer Australia (2018-2020)

Gillian advocates for better patient care through her work with several strategic groups. She’s the inaugural Chair of the Breast Interest Group Faculty of Radiation Oncology (BIG-FRO 2014), a member of the Australasian Society of Breast Disease, and the ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group (BCT). She is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA),

Gillian is actively involved in quality assurance programs and research at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre where she is is Principal Investigator on several innovative breast cancer trials.

Gillian is passionate about patient-centred care and the delivery of state-of-the-art and innovative radiotherapy techniques for breast cancer.

She strives to provide the highest quality of compassionate and evidence-based care for all her patients.

Her philanthropic interests and passion for equitable access to high quality cancer treatments have led to her accepting a position on the Board of the GenesisCare Foundation (2020).

Nicholas Lipscombe has 20 years’ experience in international banking, property, financial markets and family office services. Working across multiple continents, his clients have included global Fortune 500 companies, international banks, local corporations, governments and private families with multiple country and jurisdiction presence. Nicholas brings key strengths to the Board in terms of strategy-setting, marketing, governance and due diligence. He sits on various Boards and has extensive expertise in helping foundations grow in perpetuity.

Sophie is currently the CEO of the Sony Foundation, previously having worked both in Australia and overseas during her time at the UN in criminal justice. Sophie believes business and philanthropy should be inextricably linked and appreciates the value of collaboration when generating real change. Sophie was recently awarded the ‘Young Leader’ in the AFR and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence Awards.

Thanks to our donors

Thanks to those who have supported us from the very beginning.

Founding donors:

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR),
Macquarie Capital,
GenesisCare Pty Ltd


Major donors:

Felice and Miranda Montrone,
Good Hope Charity Trust,
The Olive Family,
In memory of Peter Benham

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GenesisCare Foundation
ABN 80 616 530 879
Postal Address: Building 1, The Mill, 41-43 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW 2015
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