MelNet Leadership

MelNet's 2022/23 Executive Committee

Mr Gary Duncan, Executive Committee Co-Chair
Gary is a plastic surgeon with a special interest in skin cancer, including melanoma.

Dr Chris Boberg, Executive Committee Co-Chair
Chris is a General Practitioner with a sub-specialist interest in early detection and management of skin cancer.

Mr Richard Martin
Richard is a cutaneous surgical oncologist based in Auckland who trained at the Sydney Melanoma Unit.

Mr Jeremy Simcock
Jeremy is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Christchurch and Plastic Surgeon at the Canterbury District Health Board.

Dr Richard Massey
Richard is a qualified pathologist and has been Director of Pathology Associates for the past 12 years. 

Dr Jody Jordan
Jody is a medical oncologist at the Hawke's Bay District Health Board. 

Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley
Amanda is a dermatologist who currently works at Waikato District Health Board. She has been recognised nationally and internationally for her contribution to the field of dermatology.

Dr Annie Wong
Annie is a New Zealand trained consultant medical oncologist at Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre. Her oncological sub-specialities include melanoma, head and neck cancer, as well as genitourinary cancers. 

Dr Bronwen McNoe
Bronwen is a senior research fellow and co-director of the Social and Behavioural Research Unit at the University of Otago with responsibility for the primary prevention of skin cancer.

Hazel Potterton
Hazel is the National Advisor Health Promotion and Policy - Pou Tangata: Te Hiringa Hauora SunSmart, where she supports Cancer Society NZ skin cancer prevention activities across the country. 

Megan Chapman
Megan is a manager within the Health Promotion directorate of the National Public Health Service at Te Whatu Ora. 

Dr Susan Seifried
Susan is a general and endoscopic surgeon based in Nelson Marlborough, where is Head of Department of General and Vascular Surgery. She is also the current Chair of the National Melanoma Working Group responsible for maintaining the Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand. 


MelNet's Operational Team

Katrina Patterson
Chief Executive Officer

Marion Peat
Events and Communications Coordinator