Phoebe Dunn appointed CEO of the Amy Gillett Foundation
The Amy Gillett Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Phoebe Dunn as its new chief executive officer, commencing 12 October 2015.
Ms Dunn brings to the Amy Gillett Foundation extensive leadership experience across the public, private and not for profit sectors, with strategic advisory, policy, project and legal expertise.
She has held leadership and senior management roles with the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments and was a senior lawyer with leading international law firm Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson).
Ms Dunn has also held senior leadership positions and strategic advisory roles in the not for profit sector, most recently in the visual arts as chief executive officer of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association and as director, strategy and development at the Melbourne Art Foundation.
In addition to her role as board director of contemporary dance company Phillip Adams BalletLab, Ms Dunn is a fitness enthusiast, marathon runner and commuter cyclist who has a strong vision for the future of the Amy Gillett Foundation.
Ms Dunn said she was looking forward to charting the next course in the evolution of the Amy Gillett Foundation.
“I am delighted to be joining the Amy Gillett Foundation, to take up the challenge of promoting safer cycling in Australia, and safer roads for everyone,” Ms Dunn said.
“The Amy Gillett Foundation is the leading cycling safety organisation in Australia, and I am proud to have been given this opportunity, as we work towards achieving our vision of zero bike rider fatalities.”
In announcing the appointment Amy Gillett Foundation chairman Mark Textor said Ms Dunn will take the lead role in driving the next phase of the development and growth of the foundation.
“Next year we will mark the tenth anniversary of the Amy Gillett Foundation and whilst we have achieved much, we also have much more to do,” Mr Textor said.
“Phoebe’s extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering policy reform, along with her experience in government and law, along with events and fundraising will allow her to lead our team through this next exciting phase.”
“As Australia’s leading bike rider safety organisation, we are driven by our core mission to reduce the incidence of death and injury of bike riders, creating a safer bike riding environment in Australia, and we look forward to Phoebe leading the organisation in this pursuit,” Mr Textor said.
Mr Textor thanked interim CEO Belinda Clark for her significant contribution in recent months and announced that she will join the board of the foundation.
“Belinda stepped in to the role of interim CEO during a period of significant transition following the resignation of Tracey Gaudry. During this time we commemorated ten years since Amy’s death, staged our biggest annual event in Amy’s Gran Fondo and announced the ACT government’s two-year trial of ‘a metre matters’ road safety legislation which commences on 1 November.”
“We are thrilled that she has agreed to join the board and will continue to offer her significant expertise to the foundation and provide a smooth transition as Phoebe commences in the role of CEO,” Mr Textor said.