Our leadership and governance
Tour de Cure is an Australian Tier 1 Charity.
We comply with strict regulatory and governance obligations. We take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to best practice levels of transparency, accountability and governance.
Tour de Cure is governed by a Board, who volunteer their time and expertise to provide strategic direction and governance, oversee our financial sustainability and risk management, and ensure Tour de Cure's long-term success.
Meet our Board members.
Meet Bruno Maurel, OAM Chairman
Bruno has been Chairman of Tour de Cure since 2007. He’s the Executive Chairman of Creative Activation, a retail partner with more than 5,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. He's also a director of The Consortium Centre and oOh! Edge and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Having held senior leadership and strategy roles across the marketing and retail sector, Bruno is passionate about empowering people to reach their full potential. He’s an avid cyclist, a devoted husband and father, and committed to giving back to society through his parish activities and his charity work. Warm, engaging and incredibly positive, Bruno believes that every day is a gift.
Meet Geoff Coombes, OAM, Co-Founder
Geoff is the Director of Development for Tour de Cure and works closely with our partners to engage their brand, staff and customers in our mission to cure cancer. With an extensive background in sponsorship and experiential marketing for some of the world’s leading brands, Geoff is a big advocate for living out your dreams. It was his love of cycling that proved the catalyst for Tour de Cure in 2007. Visionary, creative and full of never-ending ideas, Geoff is extremely passionate about what he does and has an incredible ability to inspire others. A very proud Dad, Geoff is the driving force behind our Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy program, raising awareness about cancer prevention to school kids across Australia. He's a pretty busy guy, but he's always up at 4.30am to ride his bike and is generous in helping others to train for tour.
Meet Samantha Hollier-James, Co-Founder
Samantha is a proud wife and the mother of two dynamic daughters. Samantha is passionate about her family, friends, community and curing cancer, Samantha co-founded Tour de Cure in 2007, drawing on her personal loss as well as business, marketing and events experience to turn a simple idea into an incredibly successful foundation. Samantha is also passionate about nurturing and mentoring young leaders and helping people achieve their goals – whatever they may be. In her commercial role at oOh!media she is responsible to grow client’s business through integrated group solutions and has been recognised with the 'Women in Media’s People Choice Award'.
Meet Mark Beretta, OAM
Mark is Australia’s most watched sports presenter. Millions of Australians start their day with Mark and the Sunrise team on Channel 7. He has covered almost every major international sporting event, including ten Olympic Games. Mark holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and before entering the media, worked with BHP, Andersen Consulting and Honeywell. A dedicated family man, Mark is also an author, 10-time Australian water ski champion and a gun cyclist. He first joined us for Signature Tour in 2010, bringing along the Sunrise team and broadcasting live each morning from the road. Since then, he’s been back every year and signalled his commitment to the organisation by joining the Tour de Cure Board in 2011. A hugely popular and vibrant personality, Mark works tirelessly to fundraise and promote our work across his social networks.
Meet Dominique Robinson
As a Consultant at Polczynski Robinson, Dominique specialises in commercial and property law for some of Australia’s leading companies. She is also co-owner of Sydney’s iconic music venue, The Basement. Along with her husband Andrew and their three children, Dominique supports a number of charities. She joined the Tour de Cure Board in 2008 after losing several close friends and colleagues to cancer. Full of energy and ideas, Dominique is the driving force behind some of our major fundraising events, including the hugely successful Tour de Cure Snow Ball, which she launched in 2014. As Chair of the Ball Committee, Dominique has built up an impressive database of sponsors, partners and volunteers.
Meet David Mann
David is the Managing Director of Accenture Strategy, Australia & New Zealand, having worked in senior leadership roles for Accenture across the world. A qualified lawyer, David brings extensive commercial perspective especially in the areas of execution of strategy, fostering innovation and taking advantage of new emerging technologies. He is a trusted advisor to government, advisory bodies and multi-national corporations, and has written and presented extensively about thought leadership. David and his family are all passionate cyclists. He and his wife Roxanne have both ridden our Signature Tour. He joined the Tour de Cure Board in 2014 and sits on the TDC Technology Committee. David holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Finance and an MBA.
Meet Julie Briscoe
Julie is a Partner at Swaab, specialising in commercial and property law. She’s passionate about giving back to society and has been a long-term supporter of Tour de Cure. Julie has provided honorary legal work for Tour de Cure for many years, and became a member of our Board in 2010. She is also Board representative for our Grants Committee, which has the important role of assessing and awarding funding for cancer research, support and prevention projects. Away from her legal work, Julie is an avoid foodie who loves to cook.
Meet Dave Curran
Prior to retiring from executive roles in 2019, Dave was the Chief Information Officer of the Westpac Group where he was responsible for technology strategy and its implementation across the Group. Dave has over 30 years of global experience in IT and financial services. Before joining Westpac, Dave spent 10 years in senior roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and 16 years at Accenture.
Dave is passionate about the development of Australia’s future leaders and is the Chairman of the Westpac Scholars Trust. He also sits on the board of Quintessence Labs. He has ridden and supported a number of TdC signature and country tours and was instrumental in the creation of both the CBA and Westpac TdC tours.
Meet Clive Van Horen
Clive is an executive at the Suncorp Group having previously been at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where for several years he led the Can4Cancer initiative in partnership with Tour de Cure and a passionate group of volunteers. Can4Cancer grew from a bike ride with 120 people raising $350k in 2014, to a mass event with over 4,000 staff and business partners participating in a 3 day bike ride or a 21km walk in six cities across Australia. Can4Cancer raised over $8m for TdC in its first 6 years. Clive first started riding a bike after seeing the inaugural Can4Cancer event and being drawn to its purpose and challenge. He joined the Tour de Cure board in 2020 and serves on its Experience Committee.
"We exist solely to raise money to fund Australia’s most brilliant scientists and doctors. And we won’t stop until we find a cure for cancer."
Bruno Maurel, Chairman Tour de Cure