Leadership Update

A New Era for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation:  Founder and Associate Professor Leanne M Zalapa to retire, Andrew Giles appointed as CEO 

The Directors of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, Randwick, have announced that from the start of 2020 that CEO and Founder, Associate Professor Leanne (Lulu) M Zalapa, is retiring and accomplished fundraising industry expert Andrew Giles has been appointed as the new CEO to lead the charity of the Prince of Wales Hospital into the future.

Since its inception under Lulu’s leadership, the Foundation has raised over $25 million in funds for infrastructure, research, equipment, professional development and patient care. The Foundation today continues its important role, currently focused on fundraising to support the hospital’s new Acute Services Building set to open in 2022 with state-of-the-art medical technology and health services. Landmark projects also include the Prince of Wales Hospital Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre with the Foundation providing $11.7 million, and an annual Grants program which has delivered $3.6 million to priority projects and vital programs.

CEO Andrew Giles has long standing and extensive experience in the philanthropic sector with some of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations, most recently as CEO at the Garvan Research Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. During his time there, Andrew established national initiatives including World Ovarian Cancer Day, the Australian Genomic Medicine Program and The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.  Andrew Giles & A/P Leanne (Lulu) M Zalapa

Andrew was previously CEO of The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia where he launched the Movember fundraising campaign in 2004 – today widely regarded as the nation’s leading body for prostate cancer.  He has held executive leadership roles with UNSW, The Shepherd Centre, The Scots College, The University of Sydney and The Sydney Children’s Hospital. Andrew has also served on industry peak bodies like Fundraising Institute of Australia as NSW Chair and is a Board Member of Research Australia. In 2017, Andrew was elected Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to fundraising and the charity sector.

Commenting on his appointment Andrew says, “It is a huge honour to take on the role of CEO of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation – an organisation that has achieved such significant funding and support for the hospital since its inception, with Lulu at the helm. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Foundation team and Prince of Wales Hospital staff to deliver and expand the Foundation’s partnerships and campaigns, particularly as we work towards the opening of the new Randwick Hospital Campus Redevelopment and Acute Services Building and it has been rewarding to see so many incredible research projects take place across the hospital campus, thanks to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation Annual Grant Awards.”