14 Sep 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
Volunteering Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Maureen Cane as Acting CEO of Volunteering Australia.
A valued member of the Volunteering ACT Team, Maureen has had over 15 years experience in senior management in the Australian Public Service and ACT Public Service, and over 13 years in the Community Sector. 2011 Canberra Citizen of the Year, Maureen is a member of several Boards and, over the last ten years, her Ministerial appointments have included the Bushfire Taskforce, Shaping our Territory Working Group and the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council of Ageing.
In this caretaker role, Maureen will ensure the smooth transition for Volunteering Australia from Melbourne to Canberra. Mr Paul Lynch, President of the Board of Volunteering Australia welcomed the appointment noting Maureens extensive experience in both the Government and community sectors. He went on to say The Board looks forward to working with Maureen, the Foundation Members of Volunteering Australia and the Volunteering sector in re-establishing Volunteering Australia in its new home in Canberra.
This is an exciting time for Volunteering Australia and as the national peak body for the advancement of volunteering, we are encouraged by this move and the opportunities it presents. As a not-for-profit organisation, we will continue to represent the diverse views and needs of the volunteering sector whist providing public policy advice for Government, which will be made easier by positioning our office in Canberra said Paul Lynch.
Volunteering Australia would like to thank their incredible staff, past and present for their support and hard-work during the move and congratulate them on the smooth transition to Canberra whilst welcoming Acting CEO Maureen Cane.