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New appointments from across the sector - May 2022

May 24th, 2022

Here are the latest appointments across the sector from this month.

Christine Nixon AO, APM appointed Chair of Leadership Victoria

Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine Nixon AO, APM has been appointed Chair of Leadership Victoria, marking a significant milestone for the not-for-profit social enterprise at a time when strong leadership has never been more vital. As the first female Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, leading 14,000 staff between 2001 and 2009, and leading the Victorian Bushfire Recovery after the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, Christine is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges and opportunities of leadership in today’s society. 
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Hugh de Kretser appointed CEO of Yoorrook Justice Commission

After nine years as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, Hugh de Kretser will leave the organisation to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Yoorrook Justice Commission, the historic truth and justice process for First Peoples in Victoria. “As a new government forms in Canberra, there is real hope of achieving transformational human rights change in Australia. I’m confident that the Human Rights Law Centre will continue to grow and extend its impact and play a vital role in securing a fairer future for our nation," Hugh said. 
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Melanie Noden appointed CEO of Australian Philanthropic Services

Melanie began her career in investment banking and law with Deutsche Bank AG Sydney, Morgan Grenfell UK and Bain & Company, and as a solicitor with Allens Arthur Robinson. She transitioned to the not-for-profit sector 11 years ago, firstly as the CEO of the Asylum Seekers Centre and then, in 2016, as CEO of The Hunger Project Australia. As the former CEO of two not-for-profit organisations, Melanie has collaborated with many generous APS clients over the years and has always admired APS’s work. 
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Louisa Graham appointed CEO of Australian Scholarships Foundation 

Louisa Graham has 20 years of experience in not-for-profit management and governance, including as a Chief Executive Officer, Non-Executive Director and volunteer. Most recently, Louisa stepped down from The Walkley Foundation for Journalism after 10 years’ total service, first as the General Manager and then as the CEO. In her time there, she built a strong team, stabilised funding and reinvigorated the awards and professional development program, leaving the Foundation stronger than it has ever been.
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Thea Stinear appointed CEO of Cool Australia

Thea is an exceptional leader and has an unwavering dedication to support educators and parents with real-world learning. Coming from her previous position as Cool's General manager, Thea is looking forward to continuing to shine a light on important sustainability and human rights issues.
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