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White Ribbon Australia announces new CEO

Tracy McLeod Howe will join White Ribbon Australia as their new CEO in July

White Ribbon Australia has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of the former CEO.

The peak body working to prevent violence against women welcomes Tracy McLeod Howe and her extensive expertise in government and non-government settings as the foundation thanks outgoing CEO Libby Davies.

White Ribbon Australia Chair, Nicholas Cowdery, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ms McLeod Howe as the new CEO of White Ribbon Australia.

“Her experience at Domestic Violence NSW and most recently at NCOSS (NSW Council of Social Services) will be of great benefit to the organisation and our work as a social movement working to end men’s violence against women.”

Outgoing CEO Davies has been responsible for “growing this critical social change movement to be the leading organisation for reducing violence against women and families in Australia.”

McLeod Howe thanked Davies saying her “commitment to driving social change in this field is truly admirable. I am looking forward to continue building on the organisation’s foundations, laid out by Davies.”

On top of her work with Domestic Violence NSW and NCOSS, McLeod Howe has worked as a senior legal advisor to the Federal government. McLeod Howe has also served on a number of advisory committees, including the NSW Government’s Social Impact Investment Advisory Group and the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Council.

McLeod Howe has also worked as the NSW non-government representative on the National Plan Implementation Panel for the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

“Ms McLeod Howe brings with her a wealth of knowledge in this sector, having worked in frontline women’s and children’s domestic and family services,” Cowdery said.

Her human advocate work includes executive leadership working on human rights, promoting inclusive communities and addressing gender inequality.

“White Ribbon Australia will continue to deliver and expand on our programs that, through best practice and well-developed program logic, are evidencing positive social change and making a difference in this vital area of social policy and practice across every touch point in the community,” Cowdery said.

The White Ribbon Australia board will officially welcome McLeod Howe on July 16.

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