The Fred Hollows Foundation has welcomed Jane Madden as new Board Chair.
Ms Madden enters the position with more than 25 years’ experience in senior roles across public and private sectors including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Prime Minister and Cabinet, and diplomatic posting to Japan, South Africa and France. She has also been Australia’s Ambassador to UNESCO.
“I was delighted to join The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Board earlier this year, and I’m now doubly honoured to be entrusted with the role of Chair,” said Ms Madden.
“The Foundation is an organisation I’ve long admired. I believe its determination to deliver on Fred Hollows’ vision of a world where no person is needlessly blind is an important goal, especially as the world grapples with the difficult consequences of the pandemic.”
Ms Madden’s appointment follows the retirement of Victorian Premier John Brumby, whose work was recognised at the recent Annual General Meeting.
“I know John will continue to be a huge supporter of The Foundation and I extend a warm welcome to Jane as our new Chair,” said our CEO Ian Wishart.