Our Management Team

David Bailey - Board Chair & Managing Director

Phone: 0408 801 756


Certificate 4 - Business Governance
Diploma - Industrial Psychology
BSc (Hons) - Earth Sciences

David has an eclectic professional background.  Four years at Monash University and one year at La Trobe University earned him a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Earth Sciences and a position with Shell as a minerals exploration geologist in Orange (NSW) and then Adelaide (SA).  After a resources downturn, David stripped asbestos then joined the Public Service in Canberra.

After several years in policy and program positions, David became a public sector union organiser implementing industrial reform under the Second Tier Wage Agreement.  Following a short stint with Coopers & Lybrand, David joined the then Bureau of Mineral Resources.  An opportunity to work with the Canadian, French, Swedish and German National Geological Surveys was a highlight, but a corporate collision with the Minister’s Office left him looking for new opportunities.

David joined the local ACT electricity water and sewerage service provider – ACTEW now ActewAGL – as a business analyst.  He then established a consulting practice that included managing ACTEW’s Y2K project; managing ActewAGL’s website development project; working in the Defence IT sector; helping to develop threat abatement plans for frogs flying foxes and eucalypts; and helping to establish a Shared Services Department for the ACT Government.

Increasingly, David has concentrated on social justice, including working and volunteering in the community sector, and managing community development projects in Polynesia and in Indigenous Communities across the country.  David has also sat on the Boards of the ACT Deafness Resource Centre, the Canberra Hospital Auxiliary, Australian Business Volunteers, RESULTS International (Australia), and the AFL Central West.

In 2012, current OML Treasurer Tony Curtis and David established the ACT-ABC-Hub to help the not-for-profit sector.  While organisations concentrate on their mission, the Hub concentrates on the things that can bring organisations undone – things like governance, regulatory compliance, financial management, payroll, etc. OML is the latest and all consuming client of this practice.

Like all of us, cancer has touched David’s life.  He reflects that “For me, a sense of purpose and a belief that I can make a positive difference is critical.  This approach has not delivered great wealth, but it has delivered great satisfaction.  I have lost a number of close friends, a favourite uncle, and a special niece - all of whom were taken far too early - so helping OML seems like a bloody good idea.  I look forward to making a positive difference to OML over the coming years.”

Tania Shaw - Executive Manager

Phone: 0414 697 403


Diploma of Remedial Therapy
Certified Oncology Massage Therapist
Certified Complex Lymphatic Therapist
Certificate in Swedish Therapeutic Massage
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Member ATMS and S4OM

Tania received her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2003, going on to qualify in Oncology Massage and Complex Lymphatic Therapy with internationally recognised providers of education when she recognised the need for appropriately trained massage therapists on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

In addition to her private practice Tania joined Bloomhill Cancer Help Centre as an Oncology Massage Therapist in 2004; subsequently becoming the Senior Therapist and Complex Lymphatic Therapy Consultant (CLT). It’s now 2015, and Tania is choosing to focus on her busy private practice in Yaroomba and Buderim’s Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic, and her work with Oncology Massage Limited. 

Tania is the QLD Coordinator and Facilitator and facilitates Modules 1 and 2. She created and developed the Advanced Tutorial and Mini Tutorial programs for qualified therapists, and regularly travels to provide these programs in regional areas of Queensland and the Northern Territory. She is also Oncology Massage Limited's Social Media Manager and Course Content Supervisor for Modules 1 and 2, the Advanced Tutorial and Mini-Tutorials.

Working daily with the unique experiences that Oncology Massage brings has brought a high level of awareness to Tania’s work, as well as building a profound knowledge base from which to draw upon. She has developed advanced rehabilitative techniques based on this experience and, working holistically, uses them for scar mobilisation; range of movement difficulties and other issues that may arise from the treatment of cancer.

She has also co-created the LymphDIY resources: self-help Lymphatic Drainage books and DVDs for those who’ve had lymph nodes removed or irradiated.

A great believer in sharing resources and skills, Tania is available for support and guidance for the graduates of the OML training program. 

Kylie Higgins - Enrolment Coordinator & Executive Director

Phone: 0416 004 616








Tony Curtis - Treasurer & Non-Executive Director

Tony graduated from Canberra College of Advanced Education with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 1987. Tony established his accounting practice, Anthony Curtis & Co Chartered Accountants, in July 1992 and still operates his practice in its Turner and Deakin offices today.

Tony is currently acting treasurer of Sharing Places Inc. This organisation provides 90,000 hours of care per annum for people with disabilities operating out of the Pearce Community Centre.

Tony is also a director of GB (ACT) Pty Ltd, the trustee company for The Gordon Ross Foundation. The Gordon Ross Foundation operates as a registered charity supporting a number of other charitable institutions.


Last updated 4/May/2018

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