The Trust

The trust has supported a large number of projects over the past years which has resulted in some excellent research outcomes as well as increasing the skills of people who work in the field of cancer-control.


The Trust comprises six trustees representing Genesis Energy and medical, strategic and business aspects of Oncology who meet regularly throughout the year.

The key objectives of the Trust are the promotion of cancer research and palliative care services and assistance with the provision of training and development.


Brian Corban CNZM, QSO is a professional company director, lawyer, business and community leader. He has experience in successfully leading companies through restructuring and deregulatory changes in the television, telecommunications, transport and electricity sectors. He is Chairman of the Melanesian Mission Trust Board, Chairman of Ngatarawa Wines and chairman of a number of private companies and trustee of various community trusts. In 2000 he was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (F.Inst.D) in New Zealand and in 2001 Brian was appointed a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.


Albert Brantley, Bsc, P.Geol, F.AuSIMM is the Chief Executive of Genesis Energy. In 2008 when Albert took over the reins at Genesis Energy he was mildly surprised to find he was also the Chairman of a cancer charity. It was not long before Albert came to appreciate the value of the unique and effective relationship with the Genesis Oncology Trust. Albert is also a director of Ballance AgriNutrients. Albert has had more than 35 years’ experience both in New Zealand and internationally in technical, operational and senior management positions, leading businesses requiring political, regulatory and environmental management.

Deputy Chairperson

Maureen Shaddick, LLB, BA, is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Genesis Energy and is responsible for the provision of legal services and governance support to the Board and the business. She was involved in the establishment of the Genesis Oncology Trust and has been a Trustee since 2003. Maureen has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer in New Zealand and overseas working in private practice and industry. Other governance roles include chairing school board of trustees and currently being a board member of Netball Counties Manukau and a director of Greater Auckland Netball Limited.


Dr Ann Richardson MB ChB, Dip Obst, Dip Com H, PhD, FNZCPHM, QSO is an epidemiologist and public health physician with a particular interested in cancer screening in the fields of breast, cervical and bowel cancer. Ann has held academic posts in the Department of Public Health and General Practice at the University of Otago, Christchurch campus and is now Professor of Cancer Epidemiology in the Wayne Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Group, at the School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury. Ann is also a member of the Genesis Oncology Trust Assessment Committee where her expertise is invaluable.

Betsy Marshall BA, MA, QSO is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Cancer Control Trust. She has worked in the field of cancer for over thirty years and has served on numerous national advisory committees, Ministerial reviews and working parties relating to cancer screening. In 2001 she was the Cancer Society of New Zealand representative and witness at the Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry. Betsy was a member of the Cancer Control Steering Group that developed The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy and a member of the secretariat of the Cancer Control Taskforce. In 2005 she was a plenary speaker on the development of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy at the first international Cancer Control Congress. In 2002 she was awarded the Queens Service Order for Community Service.

Dr Michael Jameson BHB MBChB FRACP FRCP Edin. PhD is a consultant medical oncologist and clinical researcher at the Regional Cancer Centre at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, where he is currently Clinical Director of Medical Oncology. He holds honorary academic Senior Clinical Lecturer appointments with the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and is part of the teaching staff at the Waikato Clinical School. His research time is supported by the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Division of the Cancer Society of NZ to help develop clinical cancer research in the Midland Region. Michael is also a trustee with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation and the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust, and is also a member of the Genesis Oncology Trust Assessment Committee.

Robert Jay FCA (Retired) JP spent his professional career in an international accounting firm in New Zealand and overseas. As a partner he advised clients, including corporates and not-for-profit organisations, on a wide range of financial matters. He currently participates in a number of governance roles in the community. Furthermore, as a judicially trained Justice of the Peace, Rob has extensive community involvement in different capacities, including Court Panel Justice.