Christine Nolan

CEO, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), MELBOURNE


Born and raised in Queensland and a social worker by training, Christine Nolan has enjoyed a diverse career in human services spanning more than three decades in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

Christine has worked in social work education, local government, the not-for-profit sector and a range of government agencies. She has also worked as a sole operator consultant and has spent a year volunteering in Thailand at an orphanage for children living with HIV/AIDS. She is passionate about the wellbeing of women, children and young people. 

Christine has 20 years’ experience as an executive managing policy and program development, service delivery and service purchasing and funding.

In 1997, Christine was awarded Telstra Queensland Business Woman for Government and Community Services, in recognition of her work in addressing domestic violence and her contribution as the first female executive and inaugural Director of Community Services at Logan City Council.

Prior to joining BCNA, Christine held the position of Executive Director, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support for the ACT Government. 

Christine commenced as CEO of BCNA in February, 2015.

“For Benefit Medicines is a trail blazing social enterprise initiative designed to return profits from the sale of pharmaceuticals to socially beneficial activities in the form of medical research and patient support,” said Christine.

“BCNA welcomes the opportunity to receive funding through FBM’s charitable foundation to assist our work of supporting, informing, connecting and representing Australians affected by breast cancer.”