Fred Hollows Foundation names new CEO

The announcent comes following a comprehensive international search for the position, which commenced shortly after incumbent CEO Mr Brian Doolan announced his resignation in May.{{image3-a:r-w:200}}Fred Hollows chairman Mr John Brumby said Wishart would start work in March, with Doolan set to finish his tenure at the Foundation at the end of 2017.“Ian is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected international development leaders and will bring that extensive experience to The Foundation. Since 2001 as CEO of Plan International Australia, Ian has led their transformation from a $10 million operation to a $63 million organisation,” Brumby said.“He has also cented Plan as one of the country’s leading and most influential development organisations, and significantly raised the profile of girls’ rights.”Aside from his work with Plan, Wishart has also held key roles in several recognised international organisations, one of which was as vice president and executive committee director of the Australian Council for International Development.Brumby also paid tribute to outgoing CEO Doolan, who had been in the position for the past 13 years.“Through Brian’s transformative leadership and extensive work around the world, The Foundation has achieved rarkable success. The Fred Hollows Foundation has grown from a small charity to a genuinely international development organisation, improving the lives of millions of people each year,” Brumby said.Since it was launched in 1992, the Fred Hollows Foundation has spearheaded the training of more than a quarter million eye specialists, surgeons, nurses, health workers and educators. The foundation had also constructed and supported around 4,000 medical facilities, benefitting around seven million school-age children.

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