CBM announces new Board Chair

CBM announces new Board Chair

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CBM Australia is delighted to welcome Mick Turnbull (pictured above with Jane Edge) as the new Chair of the organisation’s Board of Directors.

Mick was formally elected Chair at CBM Australia’s recent Annual General Meeting where members, management and guests also fondly farewelled and celebrated the tremendous contribution of outgoing Board Chair, Bill Austin.
“Bill is a great leader and has provided much wisdom and insight which has helped shape CBM Australia into the organisation we are today,” says Jane Edge, Chief Executive Officer, CBM Australia.

“We are enormously grateful for Bill’s service to our Board and our organisation as a whole here in Australia and internationally. He has been part of our journey for almost a decade having joined the Board in 2008 and assumed the Chair role in 2011.”

Incoming Board Chair, Mick Turnbull, joined CBM Australia as Chair Elect in September 2016 and has already provided fresh perspective as the organisation prepares to enter a new strategic planning phase.

Left to Right: Outgoing Board Chair, Bill Austin; Jane Edge, CEO CBM Australia; and incoming Board Chair, Mick Turnbull

“We are extremely excited to have Mick leading our Board; he brings a wealth of business expertise, with substantial experience as a company director in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. We look forward to his leadership in furthering CBM Australia’s mission and vision,” says Jane.

“Mick is driven by a deep Christian faith to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people in our world and feels strongly drawn to the work of CBM Australia as a result.

“CBM Australia holds effective governance paramount and we are proud to have a committed, supportive Board who are passionate about accountability and transparency as well as ending the cycle of poverty and disability.

“We’re also delighted to welcome two other new directors to the Board, Eliane Miles, a thought leader in the field of social research with McCrindle, and Elizabeth Lucas, a tax partner with Grant Thornton Australia, a leading assurance, tax and advisory firm.

“The direction of CBM Australia is in safe hands and we’re positive about our efforts to continue empowering people with disability,” Jane added.

Learn more about our Board of Directors here!