Diane Langmack OAM, Chair

Born into a family of high achievers (both her brothers were top professional sportsmen), Diane it seems was destined to leave her mark on the often turbulent world of sports administration.

Her success in journalism, action photography and sports publishing led Diane into the role of Editor for a popular monthly sports magazine which boasted a circulation in excess of 150,000. From there Diane was catapulted into the cut and thrust of professional sport as Public Relations Manager for one of Sydney’s most powerful National Rugby League clubs.

In 2006 her world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer…enough to sideline the toughest individual. Instead of surrendering to her illness, Diane decided that the best medicine was to work harder and dedicated herself to furthering the work of her doctor (and leading medical researcher) Professor John Rasko.

Not even the side effects of intensive chemotherapy could dampen Diane’s drive to help Cure The Future. Since 2007 Diane has been in remission but her enthusiasm to help others less fortunate than herself has been in overdrive.

She has worked tirelessly and voluntarily on many high profile charitable institutions including the Victor Change Foundation, The Children’s Hospital, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Panthers on the Prowl and many others.

Not content with an already crowded schedule, Diane has a leading role for another worthy cause – Women In League Foundation for the National Rugby League – which has raised thousands of dollars over the past five years.

As a fitting recognition of her considerable efforts, Diane was nominated in 2009 and 2010 for the NRL Woman of the Year. She was also nominated in 2010 for the NSW Woman of the Year and 2010 Telstra Business Women of the Year.