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The Benevolent Society announces new Board of Director appointment

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Charitable organisation that has been providing support services to Australians for more than 200 years, The Benevolent Society announces the appointment of Robert Griew to its Board of Directors.

Griew’s career spans 23 years of senior executive leadership positions in health, education and human services, including as the CEO of the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services.

“On behalf of everyone at The Benevolent Society, I welcome Robert to our board,” said Tim Beresford, Chair, The Benevolent Society.

“His experience and expertise in policy, advocacy and sector leadership make him a valuable addition.”

Griew is currently the Founder and Director of consulting and mediation service provider, Think, Change, Resolve. He has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, leaders, researchers, and policymakers for more than two decades.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on The Benevolent Society board,” said Griew.

“This organisation provides vital service supports to disadvantaged and marginalised community members. It is vital that we keep those households and individuals at the centre of our thinking, in service provision and in advocacy.”

His work in the Indigenous sector crosses health, family and community services, education, employment, and economic development. He was previously the NDIS Complaints Commissioner and is strongly committed to the voice of the consumer.

“Robert’s career demonstrates his unquestioned commitment to community and an aptitude for strategic thinking to drive organisational purpose forward,” said The Benevolent Society CEO, Lin Hatfield Dodds.

Related: The Benevolent Society launches new report on value of early childhood integrated support for disadvantaged families

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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