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New appointments from across the sector - March 2022

March 18th, 2022

Some of the latest appointments from across the sector.

Stephen Newton AO appointed Chair of the Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation

At the meeting of the Trustees of the Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation in December 2021, the Trustees warmly acknowledged Mr Martin Carlson OAM, Founding Trustee 1986 – 2021 and Chair 2015-2021, following his retirement from the Foundation. Mr Carlson has served the Foundation since its inception in 1986 and during this time more than two hundred organisations have been supported, with many more than once. 

The current Trustees have now appointed Mr Stephen Newton AO as Chair.

Following an extensive career in Education where he served as Chair of State and National sector organisations, and as a school principal for twenty-five years, Stephen Newton chose to make his next contribution in the community welfare sector. He is a past Chair and member of the Board of Anglicare Victoria and currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and as a Director of the Epworth Medical Foundation. He became an advisor to the Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation in 2012 and was appointed a Trustee in 2014. 

More on the Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation here.


Julie Ligeti appointed Chair of The Wheeler Centre

The Minister for Creative Industries in VIctoria, Danny Pearson, has announced Julie Ligeti as the new Chair of the Wheeler Centre earlier this month. She takes over the positon from Susan Oliver AM, who had lead the organisation since 2017, and was appointed alongside two new Board directors, authors Jamila Rizvi and Jock Serong.

As an experienced lawyer and board director, Julie is dedicated to the not-for-porfit sector with a focus on the social and health policy fields and advocacy for access and equality. Julie is currently the Director of Global Public Advocacy at Cochlear Limited.

More on Julie's appointment here.

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