The Gawler Cancer Foundation, Board of Directors
Lisa Ray Hennessy
GAICD, MBA, BSc Electrical Engineering (Dist)
Lisa runs her own corporate advisory business and is an active angel investor focused on investments in early stage businesses. Previously, Lisa has held executive positions in Corporate Strategy with GE Medical Systems, GE Capital, Bain & Company and Del Monte Foods. Mrs. Hennessy’s 25 years of experience includes the U.S., Europe, South Africa and Australia.
Lisa serves as a member of the Harvard Club Victoria Council and the Commercialisation Committee of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Lisa is also a member of the Board of Directors of Switch Automation Pty Ltd and an Advisory Board member of Cuuble; Life Sorted. Previously, she served as a non-executive director of YMCA Urban Services San Francisco. Mrs. Hennessy received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Why the Gawler Cancer Foundation?
I was drawn to The Gawler Cancer Foundation because, like so many Australians, my life has been touched by family members and close friends diagnosed with cancer. I firmly believe that our society needs to be educated on a more integrated approach for defending our bodies against cancer and other chronic illnesses. The dedication and passion of the therapists and staff at the foundation are unrivalled in the health and wellbeing community and that makes this a truly inspiring organization to be a part of.