The Gawler Cancer Foundation, Board of Directors

Alan Dessels
Corporate Relations

Alan emigrated to Australia from South Africa in 1995 with his wife and daughter – they are now very proud Australians. Although his tertiary education was in the hospitality industry, he has spent a large part of his working life in the motor industry.

Now retired, Alan was an accomplished CEO with extensive leadership experience in Australia, Japan and South Africa, and in a diverse range of fields – Automotive (wholesale and retail); Hospitality Trade (hotels, restaurants, travel); Advertising Agencies and Marketing & PR. He has strong expertise and experience with multi-national companies, family-owned businesses and NFP boards.

Because of his hospitality background, his signature strength is a passion for breakthrough customer service, however, he is also recognized for exceptional skills in Leadership, Strategy Development and Implementation

Alan is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently sits on the boards of WestVic Staffing Solutions and the Mount Martha Community Bank – Bendigo Bank. Alan also sat on the board of the Cure for Life Foundation with Charlie Teo for a brief period before moving to Japan – it was during this time that he was committed to help fight this dreadful disease in any way possible.

In line with current restrictions on public gatherings in Victoria, some of our Mar, Apr, May, Jun, July and August programs have been moved to the second half of 2020 - new dates can now be found on our What's On Calendar. We are hopeful that will be able to resume our retreats and trainings soon, however, we continue to be led by the advice of the government. In the meantime, participants are fully protected by our flexible transfer and cancellation policy.Click here to browse our What's On Calendar.