MelCOR Governing Committees

MelCOR Governance

MelCOR is governed by two committees, which are responsible for all aspects of the MelCOR project, and managed by the Operations Team:

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of small subset (5 members) of the Steering Committee. They are entrusted to make decisions that are beyond the scope of the operations team, but that require a response within a time frame that the Steering Committee cannot meet. It also supports the Operations Team, and keeps the Steering Committee and other stakeholders informed of the project’s progress. In addition, the Executive Committee reviews and distributes all public facing news and announcements.

Members of the Steering Committee may be nominated for membership of the Executive Committee, which is appointed for a fixed period of time.

Current Members of the Executive Committee

Chris Arnold

Principal, Hodgson Associates Business Advisors

Chris has extensive executive management, board roles and consulting in health and professional services experience. Previous executive director of the…

Graham Mann

Prof Graham Mann is Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.

H. Peter Soyer

Professor H. Peter Soyer brings over 30 years’ experience in dermatology to MelCOR. He is Chair in Dermatology and Director,…

Mark Shackleton

Alfred Health, Melbourne

Professor Mark Shackleton is Professor Director of Oncology at Alfred Health, Head of the Cancer Development and Tretament Laboratory at…

Rachael Morton

Professor Rachael Morton is an Academic Health Economist and International Leader in the economic evaluation of melanoma diagnosis and treatment…

Operations Team

The Operations Team for the MelCOR pilot is responsible for the day to day management of MelCOR. It is governed by the agreements and policies outlined by the Steering Committee, and reports periodically to the Executive Committee in between Steering Committee meetings.

The Operations Team is currently housed within Monash University.

Current Members of the Operations Team

Victoria Mar

A/Prof Victoria Mar is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and Director of the Victorian Melanoma Service at…

John Zalcberg

Professor John Zalcberg is Head of the Cancer Research Program in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at…

Dale Jobson

Dr Dale Jobson is a melanoma registrar at the Victorian Melanoma Service, Alfred Hospital. His clinical research interests include melanoma…

Benjamin Roffey

With a background in IT and Quality Control, Benjamin brings a technical focus to the MelCOR project.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of individuals with expertise in melanoma care and research, and is entrusted with overall governance of MelCOR. It is responsible for providing strategic direction, and to ensure that the goals and outcomes of the registry align with the requirements – legal, ethical and clinical – of melanoma care and research in Australia.

Membership of the Steering Committee is expected to change over time, according to the availability of individuals. At all times, it will represent a broad cross section of concerned stakeholders, representing multiple organisations and groups with an interest in melanoma.

Current Members of the Steering Committee

H. Peter Soyer

Professor H. Peter Soyer brings over 30 years’ experience in dermatology to MelCOR. He is Chair in Dermatology and Director,…

Graham Mann

Prof Graham Mann is Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.

Chris Arnold

Principal, Hodgson Associates Business Advisors

Chris has extensive executive management, board roles and consulting in health and professional services experience. Previous executive director of the…

Rachael Morton

Professor Rachael Morton is an Academic Health Economist and International Leader in the economic evaluation of melanoma diagnosis and treatment…

Victoria Mar

A/Prof Victoria Mar is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and Director of the Victorian Melanoma Service at…

Mark Shackleton

Alfred Health, Melbourne

Professor Mark Shackleton is Professor Director of Oncology at Alfred Health, Head of the Cancer Development and Tretament Laboratory at…

John Zalcberg

Professor John Zalcberg is Head of the Cancer Research Program in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at…

Jon Emery

Jon Emery is the Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Primary…

Paul White

Mr White is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Certified Internal Auditor. He has…

Georgina Long

Professor Georgina Long AO, BSc PhD MBBS FRACP FAHMS, is Co-Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), and Chair of…

Valerie Jakrot

Val is head of research management at Melanoma Institute Australia and has been involved in melanoma research for over 15…

Richard Scolyer

​Professor Richard Scolyer AO, bring over 25 years experience in the diagnosis and management of melanoma to MelCOR.  He is Co- Medical…

Alison Button-Sloan

As a committed patient and research advocate, Alison works in partnership with other consumers, health professionals, cancer organisations and researchers…