Our Board of Directors

Our Board is helping the Golden Octopus Foundation achieve its goals

Each member of the Golden Octopus Foundation Board of Directors has been specially chosen for their compassionate nature and genuine interest in helping our Foundation achieve its goals.

Meet our Board of Directors

Keely Johnson Director Golden Octopus Foundation
Governing Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation

Keely Johnson

Keely is the inspiration behind the Golden Octopus Foundation. Throughout her journey with childhood cancer, she had plenty of time to think about the things in life that would help and make a difference to other children with childhood cancer. After seeing many children suffering and losing their battles with cancer, she wanted to stop this and help make a difference. Keely is proud to be included as a Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation and to be part of helping children and families across Australia. Her tireless input and creativity is greatly appreciated. 

Cathy Johnson Director Golden Octopus Foundation
Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation

Cathy Johnson

Cathy brings to this position over 30 years experience in the health industry. Furthering her studies from Nursing to also include university degrees in Occupational Health and Safety and Ergonomics. She has worked in remote area nursing roles through to management roles covering a workforce of 4500 health employees. Cathy has also experienced firsthand the hardship of being told your child has cancer and having to relocate totally to a strange city for 12 months while her daughter had her chemotherapy. The stress this places on the family financially and emotionally, not to mention the isolation. Throughout their journey she has became intensely aware of the lack of community support for oncology families when returning to their rural homes after long stints away and the absence of support from professionals such as childhood cancer nurses. Cathy is proud to be included as a Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation and to be part of helping children and families across Australia.

Steve Price Director Golden Octopus Foundation
Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation

Steve Price

The man affectionately known as 'Pricey' to hundreds of thousands of followers is the very unique man, Steve Price. Over 30 mango seasons as he puts it behind the microphone, he has lead the way in how people wake up to radio every morning. Over his amazing career, he has been seen as a leader in all things community in helping many thousands of people in need, but most of all the kids. Steve has been instrumental in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in many projects, but mostly for the kids he adores. He has received many outstanding community awards including Ambassador of the Townsville City, Rotary Clubs International Community Award, the Paul Harris Fellow and the Federation Medal. Steve has given up countless hours of his own time supporting schools, businesses and charities throughout his career. His love of community and children makes him irreplaceable as a Director for the Golden Octopus Foundation.

Lissa Pether Director Golden Octopus Foundation
Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation

Lissa Pether

Lissa is proud to be included as a Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation and to be part of helping children and families across Australia. His tireless input is greatly appreciated. 

Golden Octopus Foundation director Catherine Harper
Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation

Catherine Harper

Catherine is proud to be included as a Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation and to be part of helping children and families across Australia. His tireless input is greatly appreciated. 

Hayden Jones Director Golden Octopus Foundation
Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation

Hayden Jones

Hayden is proud to be included as a Director of the Golden Octopus Foundation and to be part of helping children and families across Australia. His tireless input is greatly appreciated. 

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