Saturday's AGM saw the changing of the guard with Michael Legge and Ross Pinney stepping down as President and Deputy President respectively, after completing their full terms. They played a significant role in creating gender balance on the board and developing and implementing Strategy 2020 which puts Australian Red Cross on a stable path for decades to come.
Ross Pinney has become President and Deputy President is Lyndal Herbert. They were elected by the Council of the Australian Red Cross Society, made up of 54 members from around the country.
In addition to serving as the Deputy President since 2011, Ross was a Divisional Board member from 2005 to 2007, and served as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross Finance Commission from 2007 to 2015 and is currently the Deputy Chair.
He worked for 15 years as a senior manager at National Australia Bank, as Executive General Manager in the Office of the CEO, CEO Europe, and Executive General Manager, Products and Services.
Lyndal originally joined Red Cross as the Treasurer of the Tasmanian Divisional Advisory Board in 2003, before being elected Deputy Chair in November 2006, and Chair in November 2012. She commenced her career in Melbourne with Arthur Andersen & Co, and moved to Hobart where she has worked with KPMG since 2001 and is currently a Director in KPMG's tax practice. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Ross and Lyndal bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their leadership roles, and staff, members, volunteers and clients will benefit from their guidance as they work to achieve Strategy 2020.