Murray McLachlan joined the Executive Committee in 2016. He has been a deputy chair since 2017. His personal experience with cancer has included the death of his long term partner from pancreatic cancer in 2007, and successful surgical intervention for his prostate cancer in 2009.
His particular interests include ensuring that Cancer Voices has effective relationships with the decision makers in NSW on cancer policy and programs, that the Consumer Involvement in Research Program is focused on building genuine consumer representation as a fundamental of cancer research, and that Cancer Voices NSW has sound governance and operational frameworks.
Murray’s other areas of advocacy include as a member of the board of Health Consumers NSW, the independent consumer representative member of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology (TROG) Cancer Research Board, and the consumer representative on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Interventional Radiology Committee.
Murray’s involvement builds on his professional life in the NSW public sector, focussing on working with governmental influencers and decision makers, and on policy development and implementation, and his involvement over many years with Sydney’s LGBTIQ communities, including as president of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and chair of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Community Publishing.