For three decades, Todd Harper has been dedicated to public health as a leader within Cancer Council Victoria, Quit Victoria, VicHealth and the Tasmanian AIDS Council. Since 2011, as Cancer Council Victoria’s CEO, Todd has steered the organisation’s important work in cancer research, prevention, support and advocacy.
During this time Cancer Council has led research initiatives in tobacco plain packaging, epidemiological studies, biomedical research to improve treatment for low survival cancers, and developing economic evidence on cancer prevention.
During his time as CEO of VicHealth, the organisation developed programs to address violence against women, alcohol harms, sedentary environments, promoted workplace health and expanded economic evidence of primary prevention programs.
Todd has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Postgraduate diploma in Health Promotion, and a Master Degree in Health Economics. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Deakin University for ‘outstanding contributions and commitment to public health and for willingness to be innovative and brave in advocating for public health’.