The Queensland AIDS Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Rebecca Reynolds as the Chief Executive Officer of QuAC.
The board, with the assistance of NGO Recruitment, conducted an exhaustive nationwide search to find the best possible person for this position. This process included three rounds of interviews and consultation with community leaders across the State.
The President of QuAC, Peter Black, said the board was excited Ms Reynolds was staying with QuAC for the next three years.
“Rebecca has been our interim Executive Director since August this year, and the board has been very impressed by the work she has already done within the organisation and our State’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, sistergirl and brotherboy communities, and we look forward to working with her in the coming years,” Mr Black said.
Ms Reynolds joined QuAC from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, the peak body in Australia for organisations and individuals working to improve health outcomes for LGBTI people and their communities. Working across the full lifespan, Rebecca’s career in the community health sector includes international work on HIV and maternal health, extensive experience in youth and disability services, mental health, suicide prevention and ageing and aged care.
“Rebecca’s diverse experience means she is uniquely placed to work with QuAC’s board, staff, volunteers and communities to reshape and reimagine the organisation so that it can fulfil its responsibilities to all of our communities and to work to address the issues that still exist that act as barriers for equality,” Mr Black said.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Reynolds said “I warmly welcome the chance to work alongside our Queensland lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, sistergirl and brotherboy communities and to using our collective strength to tackle the diverse set of challenges that we face in our daily lives”.