Ian was appointed Cancer Council Australia CEO in May 2006. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney and Honorary Associate, Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He currently serves on the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Board of Cancer Australia and chairs the Board of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre. Professor Olver has published over 180 articles in journals, written two books and 16 book chapters. In 2008 he was awarded the Cancer Achievement Award by the Medical Oncology Group of Australia.