Executive team

The executive team ensures the continued development and progress of the clinical trials research program, and works closely with other CTC committees, senior academics and managers to achieve this.  

John-simes Professor John Simes

Professor John Simes, MD, MBBS, MSc, FRACP, is founding director of CTC, an NHMRC senior principal research fellow and a practising oncologist.

He is a leading international researcher in clinical trials, particularly in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and neonatal medicine. He currently serves on many national and international clinical trial and research committees, including cancer cooperative groups.

He has played a lead role in many clinical trial initiatives nationally and internationally. He is also the inaugural director of Sydney Catalyst, the NSW translational cancer research centre (with over 400 researchers and members). read more



Professor Anthony Keech 

Professor Anthony (Tony) Keech, MBBS, MSc (epidemiology), FRACP, FCSANZ, FAAHMS, is one of Australia's leading clinical researchers. He is deputy director of CTC, an NHMRC senior principal research fellow, professor of medicine, cardiology and epidemiology. He is an internationally known researcher in the field of large-scale cardiovascular clinical trials and a consultant cardiologist.

He has led numerous trials in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, including the long-term FIELD study, which resulted in ground-breaking findings that simple treatment could prevent retinopathy, amputations and renal disease. He has established a postgraduate degree in clinical trials, and continues to teach students and postgraduates in medicine, public health and epidemiology. read more



Dr Wendy Hague

Dr Wendy Hague MBBS, MBA, PhD, is CTC's clinical trials program director.

She is responsible for the successful conduct of the CTC's large-scale, multicentre clinical trials and ensuring that trials systems, procedures and methods are of the highest standard. Wendy is also responsible for information management. She has a PhD in clinical trials methodology. Her research interests include recruitment, treatment adherence and operation of clinical trials. read more 



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Dr Vera Terry

Dr Vera Terry BSc(hons), PhD, LLB, GradDipLP, MIP, MBA, GAICD, is CTC's business director.

She oversees new research contracts and grants, business services support, and building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships nationally and internationally with representatives from governments, collaborative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and funding providers. She has a wide range of strategic experience in the tertiary education sector including 13 years with the Faculty of Medicine. She has a background in science, law, business administration and industrial property. read more