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Who We Are

Westmead Medical Research Foundation is governed and supported by a dynamic, highly-skilled and well-connected Board of Directors. Each member of the Board is passionately involved in the success of the Foundation.

 Our History       Board Members     Staff Member       Stakeholders        Our Reports


Our History

Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) opened in 1990 to support the life-saving medical research and health care at Westmead.

In 2010, WMRF signed a historic agreement with Sydney West Area Health Services (SWAHS) that positioned the Foundation as the primary fundraiser for Westmead Hospital.

The collaborative efforts between Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research are long-standing.  Together, researchers from both facilities have developed new treatments and therapies that benefit not just the patients at Westmead, but people all around the world.

Today, WMRF continues to support the world-leading health care and research at Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.


Board Members 

Mr Richard Alcock, AO

WMRF Board Chair since February 2018.

Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2017.

Western Sydney Local Health District Board Chair since August 2016.

In 2017, Mr Alcock was awarded the Officer (AO) in the General Division, for distinguished service to the community, particularly through health management roles, and to the law, corporate governance, and higher education organisations.

Prior to his appointment to the SCHN board, Mr Alcock was a director of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and acted as deputy chairman and chairman of its Finance and Performance Committee.

Mr Alcock has been Managing Director and Co-Head of Transport, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities at Merrill Lynch Markets (Australia) Pty Limited from 2007.

Mr Alcock was a corporate lawyer for 25 years with Allens Arthur Robinson; he worked in Sydney, Singapore and Jakarta, was made a senior partner, head of Governance, and chairman of the Ethics Committee.

He is also a director of both the UNSW Foundation Limited and Art Exhibitions Australia Limited.

Mr David Borger

Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber

Professor Jeremy Chapman, AC

Director — Division of Medicine and Cancer Services, Westmead Hospital

Professor Tony Cunningham, AO

Executive Director, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Mr Danny O’Connor

Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District

Mr Mathew Nott

Director Corporate Communications, Western Sydney Local Health District

Company Secretary 
Mr Ray Horne



Staff Members

Head of Development
Joe Conneely

Company Secretary
Ray Horne

Relationship Manager
Alison Whittaker


Click on the logos below to read more about the outstanding work happening at these two great organisations.





Westmead Medical Research Foundation meets all legislative reporting requirements with both the Australian Charities & Not for profits Commission (ACNC), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Below you will find downloadable, PDF copies of our Annual Reports and our Audited Financial Reports.

2017 WMRF Year in Review

2017 WMRF Financial Statements

2016 WMRF Annual Report

2016 WMRF Financial Statements

2015 WMRF Annual Report

2015 WMRF Financial Statements

2014 WMRF Annual Report

2014_WMRF Financial Statements

2013 WMRF Annual Report

2012 WMRF Annual Report

2011 WMRF Annual Report

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