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New President elected at Annual General Meeting

Michael Legge has been elected as President of Australian Red Cross at the Annual General Meeting in Hobart.

Thursday December 8, 2011

Michael Legge
Michael Legge speaking at the Australian Red Cross annual general meeting.

We are pleased to announce that Michael Legge was elected as President of Australian Red Cross at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hobart today.

Michael has a long and distinguished involvement with Red Cross and has served as Vice President of Australian Red Cross for the past eight years.

Michael's leadership appointments are numerous. He has been a member of the Australian Red Cross Tasmanian Division Council and Finance Committee and was Deputy Chairman of the Division in 1998 and Chairman in 1999.

Michael has also served on the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Board since 2001 and was appointed Chairman of the Board's International Committee in April 2008. He has represented Australian Red Cross internationally, both as an Australian delegate and speaker at international forums, and as an active participant in decision-making for the Movement.

Michael joined Red Cross in 1986 as a young and enthusiastic volunteer ambulance driver with the St Marys Red Cross branch in Tasmania.

Since then, his involvement with Red Cross has taken him from rural Tasmania as far afield as Mongolia, Pakistan and the Pacific. He says this experience has, "has shown me in intimate detail the incredible results achieved through the efforts of thousands of Red Cross people over many years - members, volunteers, delegates and staff - and the impact that Red Cross brings to communities and individuals."

We also announce that Ross Pinney was elected Deputy President of Australian Red Cross.

Ross is a current Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee (since 2007), and has served as a member of the Victorian Division Board since 2005. Ross has a distinguished background in both the public and private sectors.