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December 06th, 2020

As we head into 2021, here are the latest CEO & Chair appointments across the sector.

Catherine Walter AM appointed Chair of Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

After ten years as Trustee, including six as Chair, Dr Philip Moors AO hands the baton of leadership to Catherine Walter AM.
“When I was appointed Chair of HMSTrust following the retirement of the founding Chair, Darvell Hutchinson AM, I wrote: “It is a signal honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust”. After six years in the role of Chair, I can confirm that it has indeed been an honour and a privilege to have led a Board of dedicated Trustees, and a committed and talented staff, in delivering on our purpose of equity of opportunity for all Victorians," Catherine Walter said. Read more here. 

Brian Hartzer appointed chairman of Australian Museum Foundation 

Mr Hartzer will assume his role as Chairman effective immediately, following AMF Chairman Diccon Loxton’s retirement, having served the AMF for over 13 years.
“I am honoured to be joining the Australian Museum Foundation as Chairman as well as the AM Trust as a Trustee at this exciting time in the AM’s history,” Brian Hartzer said. Read more here. 

Adara Development appointed Madeline Vaughan as CEO

Adara Development has announced the appointment of Madeline Vaughan as its new CEO, effective 1 January 2020.
Madeline joined Adara eight years ago and has been an integral member of the organisation’s Global Leadership Team. Most recently, Madeline was Senior Programmes Director working across Adara’s maternal, newborn and child health and remote community development programmes. Read more here. 


World Vision appointed Daniel Wordsworth as CEO 

After 25 years working in the world’s conflict hotspots, Tamworth-born Daniel Wordsworth is returning to Australia to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia’s largest international NGO, World Vision Australia. “In 1989 I was helping homeless people in Kings Cross, Sydney. Since then, I’ve helped lead teams in places such as Afghanistan, Somalia, El Salvador and in refugee camps the world over," Daniel Wordsworth said. Read more here. 

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