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FIA appoints new Chair

HomeMade Digital director, Meredith Dwyer, will take up the post of Chair of the Board at Fundraising Institute of Australia on 27 February 2020, just after the organisation’s annual general meeting.

Ms Dwyer replaces Dalton Garland Blanchard director, James Garland, who is stepping down after his two-year term as Chair. Ms Dwyer joined the Board of directors last year, while James has been on the Board for four years. He plans to remain on the Board to support Meredith and the work of FIA.

James said the Board was pleased to have a Chair of Ms Dwyer's calibre.

“Meredith is highly regarded in the local and overseas fundraising community. She brings a wealth of experience to the Board, which will be incredibly valuable for the sector. She has a passion for ethical best practice and driving innovation and sustainability in fundraising,” he said.

Katherine Raskob, FIA’s chief executive, was also delighted with the appointment.

“Meredith brings unique skills and incredible experience from over 30 years working in the sector. I’m looking forward to working closely with her as we continue our work to advance professional fundraising in Australia. I also thank James for his tireless work in helping to build the sustainability of the fundraising sector over the past few years, and I’m grateful he has chosen to continue to serve on the Board.”

Ms Dwyer, the 2019 Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year, said she was honoured to Chair the Board of Australia’s pre-eminent body representing professional fundraisers.

Taken from FIA media release January 2020

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