Professor Sanchia Aranda

Honorary Professor

Honorary Professor Sanchia Aranda was appointed as CEO of Cancer Council Australia in August 2015. She currently holds academic appointments with the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne and the Faculty of Nursing, University of Sydney and is a research fellow at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She has more than 30 years experience in cancer control and has held prior roles in healthcare, government and tertiary education.

For the last 20 years Sanchia has worked in international cancer control, with 16 years on the board of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, including 4 as President (2006-2010). She is the President-elect for the Union for International Cancer Control and has been on the board of UICC for 5 years. She also served on the Advisory Council for Cancer Australia for 8 years until 2015. Her contributions to cancer control have been recognized nationally and internationally and in 2013 she was named the 4th Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Distinguished Fellow for her contributions to Cancer Nursing.