Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Tanya Buchanan is Cancer Council Australia’s Chief Executive Officer. Tanya is an experienced professional who joined Cancer Council Australia in November 2020 and brings many years’ experience in public health to her role at Cancer Council Australia.
Tanya has a proven track record in leading organisations to improve health outcomes, having held roles as Chief Executive Officer of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) in Wales and most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, a position she held for five years.
Tanya commenced her career as a nurse, working in oncology and neurosurgery. She has also worked for Red Cross Blood Service Australia, in academia, local government and the voluntary sector and, has an MBA in Health Services Administration, a first-class honours degree in English and Comparative Literature, and a B.Sc. (Nursing), as well as a range of vocational qualifications.
In 2011, Tanya won the Leading Wales Award in recognition of her leadership in tobacco control in Wales and was admitted as a Member of the Faculty of Public Health by Distinction for her contribution to Public Health in the UK.
Tanya is available for interviews about a range of cancer issues including cancer prevention, early detection, support and research. For an interview with Tanya Buchanan, please contact Cancer Council Australia's Media Team on (02) 8256 4109 (the media hotline is available inside and outside of business hours). You can also email the media team on firstname.lastname@example.org.