New CEO Announcement

We are pleased to announce that experienced for-purpose sector leader Monica Briggs has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the NZ Child Cancer Foundation.

Ms Briggs brings strong leadership and a wealth of governance and management expertise to Child Cancer Foundation. She has a 25 year career in the for-purpose and health sectors and established her reputation for growth strategies and social impact growth in New Zealand.

She has served as the Head of the Centre for Social Impact since 2018. Ms Briggs also serves on the Auckland University of Technology’s Business School Industry Advisory Group and is a Board Member of the Grief Centre.

Ms Briggs replaces former CEO Robyn Kiddle, who stepped down in February 2021 after leading the organisation for seven years. Ms Briggs will start in the role on 8th June 2021.

Chair of the Board, Nick Beale, said, “Monica’s appointment is exciting for us and significant in the history of Child Cancer Foundation as we continue to provide support for children under going treatment for cancer and their whanau. We are looking forward to welcoming her to the organisation.

“We’re grateful for the energy and commitment of all our wonderful staff during this search and recruitment phase and would like in particular to thank Simon Lala for steering our organisation through the recruitment period.”