Thank you to outgoing Chair of Arrow Mark O’Hara

November 21, 2022
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Mark O"Hara and his family at the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, all wearing matching white team shirts

Arrow’s Board met for our Annual General Meeting last Friday evening. We took the opportunity to thank outgoing Chair Mark O’Hara for his many years of service to Arrow. 

Mark joined the Arrow Board in 2004 after losing his good mate Greg Neate to acute myeloid leukaemia. He served as Vice Chairman to Arrow for five years from 2008, before being elected as Chairman in 2013. Mark has been a tireless fundraiser for Arrow, including as a committee member and paddler for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, Arrow’s largest fundraising event. Mark has lead Arrow through our recent strategic review and Board restructure creating a new chapter for the charity. We wish Mark well for the future and look forward to continuing to work with Mark in his support of Arrow  

Stepping into Mark’s shoes as Arrow Chair is Christopher Murray. Chris brings a wealth of experience to the role as Chairman, having served as a Non-Executive Director of the Leukaemia Foundation for seven years before coming to Arrow as a Non-Executive Director in December 2021. The team at Arrow looks forward to working with Chris and the Board to serve bone marrow transplant patients and those who care for them. 

The AGM also provided an opportunity to catch up with a few of our key supporters: Marisa & Eduardo Frenkel from the Allan Frenkel Foundation who support our patient grants program, Jan Driscoll and family, who support nurse education through the Prof Driscoll nursing scholarships, Cheryl Edmonds from The Individual Wig who has offered invaluable help to patients during COVID when we could not, and Kent Heazlett from the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, which supports our PhD Research Grants program. 

Thank you to all who attended.

Outgoing Chair of Arrow's Board Mark O'Hara
Outgoing Chair of Arrow, Mark O’Hara
Incoming Chair of Arrow, Christopher Murray
Incoming Chair of Arrow, Christopher Murray

 

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