Each year, thousands of Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and many more are diagnosed with autoimmune diseases such as MS, blood diseases like anaemia and other non-malignant diseases.

In many cases, a bone marrow or stem cell transplant offers the best prospect of recovery.

Arrow is dedicated to helping medical researchers find better treatments for diseases treatable by bone marrow transplants. We fund Arrow / HCC PhD scholarships to enable innovative bone marrow and stem cell research, provide opportunities for haematology nurses and help patients and carers with the cost of everyday living expenses.

Our organisation

The inaugural meeting of the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation was held on 25th February 1987. We were incorporated as an association in NSW in May 1988 and as a company limited by guarantee in February 2009.

Arrow was originally established in 1987 to finance the Australasian Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Registry (ABMTRR). The ABMTRR is a unit that collects, collates and distributes transplant patient data across 52 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. The unit produces an annual report of consolidated data that is a vital reference source contributing hospitals, doctors, clinicians and other relevant persons in the field.

Over the past 30 years our work has expanded to include:

  • Funding medical research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of diseases that can be treated by bone marrow transplant.
  • Supporting patients and their families before, during and after bone marrow transplant treatment.
  • Providing opportunities for registered nurses working in the field of haematology or bone marrow transplantation.

Arrow is governed by our board of directors. All our day-to-day administration is managed by three part-time staff: our Chief Executive Officer, Richelle Koller,  our Finance and Administration Assistant, Janna Gibbs, and our Marketing & Communications Manager, Jennifer Taylor.

Arrow has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status as issued by the ATO.
Registered charity number: CFN 10184. ABN: 42 135 196 244.

Arrow receives no government funding so we rely on the kind support of our donors, fundraisers and members to continue our work.

Annual Report

Our Annual Report includes highlights for the year as well as a summary of our financials. Our Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2021 is available here. Watch this space for our 2022 Annual Report – soon to be released.

Arrow Annual Report 2021

Our full audited financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2022 are now available:

Arrow Financial Accounts 2022

For previous year’s financial accounts and further information in relation to our accounts refer to the Australian Not for Profits and Charities Commission website:

https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/8f6b0a2dfbe9b10468da03fc29e64be7#overview

 

What we do

  • We fund promising medical research and clinical trials that may lack mainstream funding.
  • We support patients and their carers, both during and after treatment, with a range of patient support services including the Tracey Scone Wig Library, accommodation, emergency funding and travel assistance.
  • We provide information and education for patients and carers such as Patient Information Guides and Patient Information Sessions.
  • We encourage nurses to improve their skills and knowledge through providing nursing scholarships.

 

 

Our mission

Improve the survival and quality of life for patients with blood diseases treatable by bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants and provide support for their carers in Australia

  • by – funding research projects
  • by – providing vital support to patients, their carers and families
  • by – improving patient care through specialised education and skills development for nurses and other health staff

Board of Directors

Christopher Murray – Chairman

Christopher Murray

CHAIRMAN

Christopher is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in the energy, renewables, resources, project development and technology development sectors in Australia and internationally. Christopher has a strong interest and experience in Non Executive director roles in charitable organisations, including seven years serving as a director on the board of Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, and four years with Leukaemia Foundation of Australia.

Christopher is currently the Managing Director of Energy Power System Australia Pty Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales and is a member of Engineers Australia. Christopher is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has studied an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Christopher joined the Arrow board in 2021 and was appointed Chair of the board in 2022. He is also a member of the board Finance and Governance Committee.

Richelle Koller – Chief Executive Officer

Richelle Koller

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Richelle joined Arrow in 2020 and is our Chief Executive Officer. Richelle has a passion for not for profit causes and has worked in the charitable sector for over 10 years, including as CEO of children’s charity Little Wings. Richelle is a Chartered Accountant, previously working for 10 years as Director at global accounting and advisory firm Deloitte. Richelle also serves as the Company Secretary on the Arrow board working to ensure that Arrow has the highest standards of governance.

Leonie Wilcox – Director; Patients & Programs Committee Chair

Leonie Wilcox

DIRECTOR; PATIENTS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Leonie has been a Director of the Arrow board since 2007, and was elected as Chair of the Arrow Patients and Programs Committee in 2022. Leonie is the Manager of the Australasian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, a role which requires coordination within the wide network of clinical professionals involved in the transplant process. Since 2019 Leonie has been a board member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA), the national peak body for clinical trials. Prior to the registry, Leonie worked in the statistics department at Macquarie University teaching and consulting. Leonie is also a trained nurse and midwife.

Stuart Snell – Director

Stuart Snell

DIRECTOR

Stuart is a senior corporate affairs, communication and media professional with extensive brand reputation strategy and content planning deployment experience across traditional and digital channels. Stuart is an experienced Non Executive Director, Board Chair and Chair of Board Committees including as Chair of Your Side Australia, a not for profit company supporting people with disability, mental illness and older people; and Director and Committee Chair of Road Sense Australia providing rehabilitation and training for traffic offenders and community education for road users.

Stuart currently works as a business strategy and communications consultant for TLC Content and Communications. Previous roles include 3 years as Executive Manager for Public Affairs and Communications at the Commonwealth Bank as well as corporate affairs senior management roles for TAL Life Insurance and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Communications) from the University of Technology (UTS) and has a Graduate Certificate in Finance.

Stuart joined the Arrow board in 2021. He is a member of both the board Finance and Governance Committee and Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

Kim Mouret – Director; Fundraising & Marketing Committee Chair

Kim Mouret

DIRECTOR; FUNDRAISING AND MARKETING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Kim is a senior executive with 30 years experience across 25 markets worldwide in the fast moving consumer goods and healthcare sectors. Working with consumer goods global leader, Proctor and Gamble, Kim’s career has included senior executive level roles in sales, marketing, and strategy across a number of business units within Proctor and Gamble across the world.

During Kim’s time at Proctor & Gamble she has lead a number of corporate pro bono initiatives including developing a strategic plan for the Special Olympics planned for Singapore in 2020, as well as leading the Diversity and Inclusion team for AMA Sales. Kim is also one of the founding members of Gidget Foundation Australia, a charity established to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression. Kim has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing from University of Western Sydney and has completed studies in innovation at the Harvard Business School.

Kim joined the Arrow board in 2021 and is Chair of the board Fundraising and Marketing Committee. Kim is also a member of the board Patients and Programs Committee.

David Maywald – Director; Finance & Governance Committee Chair

David Maywald

DIRECTOR; FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

David is a successful investor, executive and board member deeply experienced with infrastructure investment, economics and financial markets. David has over 20 years experience in investment finance  roles including most recently as Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Analyst and Chair of the Investment Advisory Board for RARE Infrastructure where he was responsible for building the investment portfolio to $11 billion in funds under management prior to a successful acquisition. Prior roles included Investment and International Equity Analyst roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management, JP Morgan and BT Financial Group.

David has a passion for environment, social and corporate governance issues and is a current board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Bicycle NSW, as well as non executive director for SolarShare, developer of the largest community solar farm in Australia. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and Bachelor of Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. David is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David joined the Arrow board in 2021 and is Chair of the board Finance and Governance Committee.

Roberto Trinchero – Director

Roberto Trinchero

DIRECTOR

Roberto is an experienced senior business executive with over 20 years expertise in business management, marketing, sales and leadership. Roberto is the Managing Director of Arneg Oceania Pty Ltd, an international leader in the design, manufacture and installation of complete equipment for the retail sector. Roberto was responsible for the successful establishment of Arneg in Australia in 1996 relocating from Italy to lead the new site for the overseas based parent company.

Roberto is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Foundations of General Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Roberto is a board member of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Australia and has been involved in numerous community fundraising events on behalf of the Chamber as well as other not for profit organisations.

Roberto joined the Arrow board in 2021 and is a member of the board Fundraising and Marketing Committee.

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