Lucinda Nolan is currently the CEO of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and has a wealth of knowledge and experience across the public sector and as a director for a number of boards. Prior to joining the OCRF, she was selected as the first female CEO of the Country Fire Authority, one of the world’s largest volunteer based emergency services organisation. She also spent 32 years with Victoria Police, reaching the rank of Deputy Commissioner. Much of her role there was dedicated to reductions in crime rates and the continual improvement of service delivery in the face of complex and competing crime, disorder and service demands. She was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2009. Lucinda is a director on the board at Hawthorn Football Club, BankVic, Youth Support and Advocacy Services (YSAS) and the Penington Institute. She has a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Melbourne University and recently completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University.
Lucinda’s sister-in-law, Jane, died of ovarian cancer at the young age of 54. On diagnosis, her prognosis was poor as the cancer was detected in the advanced stages of the disease. This tragic event has reaffirmed to Lucinda that to save women’s lives, we need to find and develop a test for early detection. Research is the answer.