The VCB Management and Operations Group provides a critical forum to discuss and address concerns and issues relating to the direction, structure and operational processes of the VCB.

The group is directed by Cancer Council Victoria, with advice provided from the VCB Strategic Advisory Group. It is comprised of management professionals across the VCB consortium.

Dr Wayne Ng

Dr Wayne Ng

General Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank

Dr Wayne Ng

Dr Wayne Ng

VCB – Cancer Council Victoria Representative

Wayne is the General Manager of Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) consortium since 2019. He oversees the operations of this partnership in delivering one of the largest cancer biobanking services in Australia. He also builds and implements strategic priorities of the consortium, including engaging the Strategic Advisory Group and Victorian Government. Since joining the VCB, he has successfully transitioned the VCB into new governance, developed business plans that secured increased funding from the Victorian Government, established an MOU between VCB and Singapore Translational Cancer Consortium for cross-border collaboration. His key biobanking vision is to create an ecosystem that biospecimens are discoverable, accessible, and interoperable for any research that advances sciences and saves lives.

Prior to joining the VCB, he was the Assistant Biobank Manager at the CONCERT Biobank in Sydney. Wayne has been appointed as Director-at-Large of Indo-pacific rim region / Board member for the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) in 2023. He is also member of the Steering Committee for Australian Donation and Transplantation Biobank (ADTB) since 2021 and is a member of Australasia Biospecimen Network Association (ABNA).

As a molecular scientist by profession, he has a PhD in Medicine from Western Sydney University for research in the molecular pathology of colorectal cancer.

Ms Samantha Higgins (Chair)

Quality Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank

Mr Duncan Villanueva

Data Systems Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank

Dr Jonas Hess

Business Development Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank

Ms Angela Mountain

Tissue Bank Manager, Austin Health

Ms Susan Hume

Tissue Bank Manager, Eastern Health

Ms Leanne Graham

Tissue Bank Manager, Melbourne Health

Mr Jhoseph Marquez

Tissue Bank Manager, Monash Health

Ms Ashley Rudge

Acting Tissue Bank Manager, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Victorian Cancer Biobank through the Cancer Council Victoria as Lead Agency is supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency, a business unit of the Department of Health.

RAP Victorian Cancer Biobank would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.

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Consortium members

Cancer Council Victoria Austin Health Eastern Health Monash Health Peter Mac Royal Melbourne Hospital

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