Emeritus Professor Les White AM
Les has been a Starlight Board member since 1999.
Les served as the inaugural NSW Chief Paediatrician from 2010 to 2016 and was previously Executive Director of Sydney Children's Hospital from 1995 to 2010. He is currently a Board member of Children's Cancer Institute, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia, AUSiMED and Patron of Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation as well as serving on a number of Public Sector Boards and Committees.
Les commenced his career as a specialist in children's cancer and has spent more than four decades committed to health services for children and young people. Les was awarded a Doctorate of Science for his research contributions and an Order of Australia for services to child health and the community.
Children with chronic, complex or serious illness need more than the excellent care our clinicians can offer. They need the support, engagement, diversion and entertainment that Starlight programs and, in particular Captain Starlight, provides. These services not only change the hospital and illness experience for so many children and their families, but also enhance the capacity of health professionals and the health system in delivering the best possible care.Professor Les White AM
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