Foundation Executive Team

Andrew Giles – Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Giles

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Garvan Research Foundation, in early 2011.

Prior to joining Garvan he was CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) from 2004 to 2011. In that time he oversaw its development from a small NSW-based organisation, mainly driven by passionate cancer survivors, into the peak body for prostate cancer research, awareness and support in Australia.

A major part of that success was Andrew’s ability to transform PCFA from a state-based organisation into a national organisation that could address large policy issues – while still delivering local services. Thanks to the development of Movember, from a small targeted campaign in 2004 just for PCFA into the world-wide event it was by 2010, Andrew was able to help transform the way prostate cancer research was funded in Australia and internationally.

Prior to PCFA Andrew worked with some leading not-for-profits including UNSW, The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children, The Scots College, Bellevue Hill, The University of Sydney and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

As well as being CEO of Garvan Research Foundation, Andrew is a Director of Research Australia, and a Director of Fundraising Institute of Australia.

Mara-Jean Tilley – Director of Philanthropy

Brad Timms – Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising