The President of the ACT Council of Social Service, Jenny Kitchin, has announced the appointment of Susan Helyar as the new Director of ACTCOSS. This follows the departure of the previous Director, Roslyn Dundas in December 2012. Ms Helyar has most recently been working with UnitingCare Australia and brings with her a wealth of experience in both the community and government sectors. She has a strong commitment to social justice and the community sector which is vital for the work of ACTCOSS.
On her appointment Ms Helyar says, ‘I am looking forward to working with leaders across Canberra to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the community sector’s voice. Together with the ACTCOSS Committee and members, I will continue the work of building a positive future for the community sector in Canberra, and advocate strongly for a better deal for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our city.’
Ms Helyar takes up her appointment in mid February.
For more information or comment please contact
Jenny Kitchin, President, on 02 6278 8403.