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Luke Batty Foundation appoints Rosie Batty CEO

July 18th, 2016

The Board of the Luke Batty Foundation has announced the appointment of Rosie Batty as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and expressed its gratitude to outgoing CEO Loretta Mannix-Fell.

Chair of the Board Mr Andrew Fairley AM said:

“The Foundation has benefited enormously from Loretta’s leadership and commitment.

“In just seven months, Loretta has successfully steered our fledgling Foundation through the critical strategic planning and governance processes necessary as we grow and begin new projects.

"The challenging start-up process including Board recruitment has been navigated expertly despite the pressure of high expectations and this extremely busy time for the entire sector.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce Rosie Batty as the new CEO to continue both Loretta’s work and her own.

“Through her leadership role at the Luke Batty Foundation, Rosie will continue to be at the forefront of the national conversation around family violence and the leading initiatives to address it."

Luke Batty Foundation Director and CEO Rosie Batty said:

“We are extremely grateful for the tireless work of Loretta Mannix-Fell. Her professionalism and expert advice will be missed. We wish her all the best for her next challenge.

“I am of course extremely honoured to be taking on additional responsibilities as CEO and am excited to be taking the wheel at this new stage of the Foundation’s growth. 

“I am confident that the Foundation's awareness raising and prevention programs such as the Never Alone campaign will continue to be at the forefront of the national movement to end family violence in Australia.

As part of the Foundation’s new staffing structure, they are advertising for Chief Operations Officer.

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