Central Committee of Management

2023-2024 Central Committee of Management

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Bert Pulman

Bert joined the Central Committee of Management in 2015 and in 2019 was elected to the Executive Team as Secretary. He was elected as President of Childhood Cancer Support at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Bert is a business owner/director working in the mining and services industries, having worked in the coalfields west of Mackay for many years. His experience in this area has led to forming many great working relationships with industry leaders and community groups that have been a great asset when bringing people together for fundraising.


In November 2010, Bert’s son Darcy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (A.L.L). Darcy, his younger sister and his mum spent 10 months in Brisbane whilst he underwent treatment. When the opportunity came to give back to Childhood Cancer Support for supporting his family during this time, Bert was able to call on his many years in charity work, with organising of functions and gatherings to assist in the events and support of families in Mackay.


He has been an active fundraiser, a passionate and avid promoter of Childhood Cancer Support for 10 years and is a Family Ambassador in the Mackay region. Previously he had been involved in Scouts, school and early childhood P&C committees and various other organisations.


Bert has a Diploma in Events Management and is a member of Toastmasters expanding his knowledge in this field to further assist championing the cause of Childhood Cancer Support. It is his dream to move the organisation’s accommodation close to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

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Stuart Love

Stuart is father to 3 children – Mishae, Jacob & Emma and first encountered Childhood Cancer Support in 2010 after Emma was diagnosed with a Rhabdomyosarcoma in her head & neck. Over the next 2.5 years Emma endured 15 surgeries, 14 different chemotherapy rounds and 55 hits of radiation. The Love Family spent quite a lot of time away from home and found the services provided by Childhood Cancer Support invaluable.


Stuart has been fundraising for Childhood Cancer Support for over 8 years through charity lunches and The Ride for Love, now an annual event partnership between the Gold Coast HOG Chapter and Childhood Cancer Support.


In business life Stuart is the founder and CEO of Aurora Training Institute, an innovative South-East Queensland-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that is focused on providing people with world-class education and exceptional training that is accessible, flexible and supportive.


Stuart holds various formal qualifications across many disciplines including Human Resources, Training & Assessment, Adult Education, Business, Hospitality & Tourism, Auditing, OHS and holds an MBA.

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Angela Watego

Angela Watego is from Manly West in Brisbane and has had a long association with Childhood Cancer Support. Angela is an Enrolled Nurse, having worked in aged care and now at QE2 Hospital and also has a previous background in office administration. She anticipates a long and enriching career providing quality nursing care like her family received. Angela has previously sat on two community committees.


Angela and her husband Michael have two children –Byron and Makhiyah. Byron was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in 2008 at 17 months of age and relapsed again in 2013 requiring a bone marrow transplant. Byron was recently diagnosed with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma last year and underwent surgery and radiation.


During their 13-year journey they have been closely associated with Childhood Cancer Support, finding the variety of services offered by Childhood Cancer Support, as well as being with other families experiencing similar situations, very supportive and therapeutic for the whole family.


Angela was elected to the Central Committee of Management at Childhood Cancer Support in 2019.

She was elected as a member of the Executive Team in the role of Secretary at the 2022 Annual General Meeting. Angela and her husband Michael are involved in the Childhood Cancer Support’s Ambassador program and currently run the monthly family BBQs at Childhood Cancer Support’s Herston accommodation facilities.


Angela enjoys being a part of the Childhood Cancer Support Central Committee of Management and is honoured to be giving back to such an amazing organisation that provides much needed support to the families going through the paediatric cancer journey.

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Committee Member

Casey Davie

Casey and her 3 children moved into Childhood Cancer Support’s Herston units on Christmas Eve 2009. Her family stayed with Childhood Cancer Support for 8 months while her youngest child, Logan, received treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. On return to Mackay, Casey was approached to help run the Mackay Raft Race, which she did from 2010 to 2017 and has collectively helped raise over $100,000.

Casey was P & C President for 6 years and heavily involved in her local community from Hall committees to Fishing competitions while living in the Mackay district.

In 2019 she moved her family to the South Burnett region to be closer to her family. Her goal is to establish a South Burnett support group in the region for other families who have travelled the cancer journey with their child.

Moving to a position on the Board has always been a long-term goal of Casey’s. She is a past member of the Family Services sub-committee and is a huge advocate for kids with cancer and the long-term effects it has on the child and the family. Casey’s long-term goals on the board are to complete the Childhood Cancer Support family units establishment on the southside of Brisbane within walking distanced to the QCH.

Logan is currently entering his 11th year of cancer free living and Casey’s 12th year of advocating for Childhood Cancer Support.

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Committee Member

Mark Sanders

Mark’s career has covered most aspects of property and corporate based assets. He has provided strategic advice and managed asset portfolios of over $1b. Mark’s focus has always been on achieving the optimum outcome for his clients on both a financial and delivery perspective.

Mark has over 35 years’ experience in finance, property and construction across a diversity of asset classes such as commercial property, leisure, residential development, sports facilities, retirement and infrastructure. Having worked with several property based investment companies Mark also has a wealth of experience in relation to portfolio and fund management.

Mark’s career began in banking and finance before moving into the construction and engineering field. With a comprehensive knowledge in the property field, Mark was asked to join one of Australia’s emerging merchant banks to oversee their property interests. As CEO of $2 billion in property funds, Mark’s responsibilities included corporate acquisition, restructuring, corporate governance, asset management, financial management and project management.

In 2006, Mark moved into private consulting and developed a niche market in problematic projects and transactions. During this time he has worked in Europe, New Zealand and Australia on a range of individual projects and portfolios. Much of the work related to issues of corporate, project and financial structure as well as delivery.

Since 2009 Mark has worked with TBH initially in delivery of $300m worth of social housing projects as part of the Nation Building Stimulus Program. Since then he has been responsible for projects involving rail, health and residential development. Mark currently heads up TBH’s Queensland operation.

Mark’s work at TBH includes:

  • Strategic Advice
  • Reviewing and verifying the progress of all parties involved in the project, identifying corrective actions and recovery techniques and preparation of multi-level progress reports and as-built programmes.
  • Actively participates in the development of planning, design and documentation programming, monitoring and management techniques, especially for complex engineering and fast–tracked projects.
  • Preparation of analysis and validation of claims including supporting documentation for time related matters. Preparation, administration and assessment of contractor’s claims for extensions of time
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Committee Member

Ruth Pickton

Ruth began her association with Childhood Cancer Support in January 2017 when she and her family moved into the Herston long-term units for six months while her son received treatment at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane. They appreciated the home-away-from-home accommodation, and the connections made with other families through regularly hosted events onsite, and invitations to special events such as the EKKA Family Day, Camp Crystal and the Childhood Cancer Support Christmas party. They experienced first-hand the care and commitment that Childhood Cancer Support provides to the many regional families affected by a childhood cancer diagnosis.

Since then, Ruth and her son have been supported by Childhood Cancer Support with accommodation at the short-term housing facility at Woolloongabba and this has cemented Ruth’s commitment to Childhood Cancer Support in providing support to regional families. From being a family receiving support, Ruth is humbled to now being able to offer support to the families in her local Bundaberg region as a Childhood Cancer Support Family Ambassador.

Ruth was elected at the 2023 AGM to the Central Committee of Management as a Committee Member and is thrilled to be able to contribute to supporting families impacted by childhood cancer.