Founder and CEO, Unicorn Foundation New Zealand
Siobhan is the founder and CEO of Unicorn Foundation New Zealand, which she established in 2012 as a separate sister organisation to Unicorn Foundation Australia. Utilising her background in marketing and business management she has grown the organisation from an idea to the fully fledged charity it is today. She brings a unique understanding of NET cancers as her father died from ahereditary genetic form of the disease called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1, which she has also been diagnosed with.
Early on, Siobhan saw a massive need for advocacy for NET cancer patients in New Zealand and so far the Unicorn team have made huge improvements by providing patient support on a national basis, created much needed awareness of the disease, and they are regular contributors to research projects. They have established the first specialised Gatate PET scan in New Zealand, and are now working towards getting PRRT established and funded for patients. Siobhan is a member of several cancer advocacy committees as well as INCA, (International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance). She lives in Auckland and juggles this busy role around her young family.