ACOSS announces Tasmanian Tony Reidy as new President

The Australian Council of Social Service has announced Tasmanian Tony Reidy as its new President forming part of a newly elected Board from 1 January 2016 for the national peak community welfare sector body.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Tony Reidy as the new ACOSS President following our Annual General Meeting held in Sydney last week,” said ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.

“Tony has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the community sector, and most recently served as the chief executive of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service for a four year term.

“Tony has an in-depth understanding of ACOSS and a strong commitment to the community and social services sector. As a Tasmanian he will be a strong voice for equality and justice for people living far away from the seat of national power in Canberra where the big decisions affecting our nation are invariably made.

“He has more than 30 years’ experience in public and private sector corporate governance, including in directorships, as a chairman, and as a Board member of many important organisations, including the ASX-listed MyState Bank.

“Tony will take over the reigns from Micaela Cronin as President of ACOSS at the end of this year. On behalf of ACOSS and its members, I sincerely thank Micaela for her excellent leadership, and the deep expertise that she has brought to the governance of the peak body of the community sector during a period of significant change.

“I am also pleased to welcome several new members to the ACOSS board joining us for a two year term, taking effect from 1 January 2016.

“The ACOSS Board is an important foundation that provides strong and stable governance to ensure ACOSS continues to be a key stakeholder in Australian public policy development and a leading voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality in our country,” Dr Goldie said.

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More information, including current and incoming Board members can be found here.