New Chair Announced at commUnity+

02 May 2017

Susanne LegenaComm Unity Plus Services Ltd (commUnity+) has appointed Susanne Legena, current Acting CEO at Plan International Australia, as its new Board Chair. Her appointment was announced at the commUnity+ AGM in October 2017. Susanne replaces James McCarthy, who was Chair, overall, for 9 years.

The wealth of experience that Susanne brings to this role will help guide commUnity+ through a period of growth and any future challenges.  She has extensive senior management experience across a wide range of public policy, public sector management and communications areas. Susanne has had a career dedicated to working on social justice issues in community organisations and government and is a strong advocate for foreign aid and community development, gender equality and youth participation.

Susanne was elected to the commUnity+ board in 2016. She has held a variety of senior executive positions at Plan International in communications and engagement, and has previously served as Chief of Staff to a Victorian Government Minister.

Susanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Flinders University and a Master of Arts (Professional Communication) from Deakin University.

commUnity+ thanks James McCarthy for his many years of leadership that has seen the organisation consolidate, grow and innovate across all programs. James will continue to serve on the Board.

If you have any questions, please contact Simon Roberts on 03 7379 0106.