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AICD CEO John Brogden Steps Down

John Brogden has resigned as CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors after the return of his illness in recent months.

Mr Brogden has been Managing Director and CEO of AICD since January 2015 and is also Chairman of Lifeline Australia and UrbanGrowth NSW.

He is currently in hospital, his wife Lucy said at the annual Lifeline fundraising Chairman’s Lunch in Sydney yesterday. Mr Brogden had been expected to attend the event.

‘‘As some of you may know, John has been struggling with his depression on and off over the past few months. He is in hospital at the moment. The good news is he is on the mend and we expect to see him out and about soon. His recovery is something I am watching with admiration and love’’, Lucy said. She also indicated that indicated that Mr Brogden will continue in his role as Lifeline’s Chairman.

Mr Brogden said: “AICD plays a vital role in the development of corporate governance policy, company director knowledge and talent. I am pleased to have made a contribution to the organisation over the last two years.

AICD Chairman, Elizabeth Proust, said “As CEO, John has driven the creation and initiation of a number of important policy and member service developments… In particular John has been effective in increasing membership and raising AICD's advocacy profile.”

The AICD’s Chief Financial Officer, Rachel Gatehouse, is Acting CEO while a search is undertaken for Mr Brogden’s replacement.

18 May 2017



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