Trevor Rethamel is currently the Owner/Director of a Safety/Project Management consultancy company based in Townsville. He started his working career in Queensland Rail as a Tradesperson progressing to a Depot Manager then on to the Management team of QR Nationals Strategy and Business Improvement.
In February 2014, Trevor’s youngest daughter Lucy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). This was the start of Trevor and his family’s experience with Childhood Cancer Support.
Trevor’s wife Tracey and Lucy relocated to Childhood Cancer Support on a permanent basis for ten (10) months where he and his eldest daughters, Chloe and Sophie visited on a regular basis. When Trevor visited Childhood Cancer Support, he was an active part of the Childhood Cancer Support family assisting where he could during his family stay.
Trevor and Tracey were overwhelmed by the service and support they received during their stay at Childhood Cancer Support and decide that this was a charity they needed to get involved in. Both became Childhood Cancer Support Family ambassadors for the Townsville region and in September 2015, Trevor joined the Childhood Cancer Support Board. In January 2016, he stepped into the role of Interim Childhood Cancer Support President.
Trevor’s work experiences as a Tradesman, a Manager, and a Project Manager progressing to owning his own company, along with being from an oncology family, gives Trevor the right business nous and compassion that it requires to be leading the current Childhood Cancer Support Board.
Trevor prides himself on being able to communicate with those around him, is easily approachable and eager to listen to ideas that can assist Childhood Cancer Support in improving its services for all past and current Childhood Cancer Support families.