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New CEO for Australian Business Volunteers

Leader resigns after 5 years at the helm.

Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) Chair Mark Epper has announced the appointment of Liz Mackinlay as the not-for-profit’s new CEO. The announcement follows the recent resignation of Sarah O’Connor after 5 years at the helm.

For 35 years ABV has worked across the Asia-Pacific designing small business capacity projects implemented by its registry of experienced business volunteers, and corporate employees working pro bono.

Mackinlay has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, with extensive senior executive experience internationally and in Australia. She has held roles with a variety of NFP’s including with World Vision International as Global Vice President of Strategy, with World Vision Australia as Director of Indigenous development, with Australian Doctors International as CEO, International Red Cross Society in Cambodia as a gender specialist as well as serving on a number of NFP Boards in Australia.

She is also currently the Chair of the North Sydney Women’s Benevolent Association. Mackinlay said it was an exciting time to be joining ABV.

“For decades ABV has been delivering impactful business-focused development projects,” she said.

“Now, the Sustainable Development Goals’ emphasis on involving the private sector shows that the international community now understands the importance of such work.

“ABV is very well placed to play a leading role in this space.”

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