MEDIA STATEMENT

6 August 2021

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PAUL RAMSAY FOUNDATION APPOINTS CHIEF ALLIANCES OFFICER

The Paul Ramsay Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Kristy Muir to the newly created role of Chief Alliances Officer.

Professor Muir comes to the role after a successful tenure as CEO of the Centre for Social Impact and brings deep experience and a strong track record of working with others to achieve change.

The new role of Chief Alliances Officer aims to increase the impact of the Foundation’s work through advocacy and building coalitions and alliances. It will also lead the Foundation’s policy work with Government.

The Foundation’s CEO Professor Glyn Davis said the Foundation very much looked forward to Kristy starting in the role.

“I have admired Kristy’s academic and philanthropic leadership over a number of years, and she is the perfect choice for this new role in our team. Kristy has a track record of working with, and across sectors to achieve lasting change,” Professor Davis said.

“Kristy’s appointment is part of our plans to lift our engagement, strengthen alliances and build new coalitions with others who share our ambition to break cycles of disadvantage and enable people to realise their potential.”

“The Alliances Team led by Kristy will work to amplify the impact of the Foundation’s partnerships and insights on the policies, decisions and approaches of others including government.

“The team will draw from the expertise and experience of our many partnerships, leveraging our work to achieve wider change.

“This work can only be achieved by forging strong alliances with stakeholders with aligned goals and those who want to leverage their giving, such as peer philanthropy foundations, not for profit and businesses who are purpose-aligned.”

Professor Muir will transition to the new role in October-December, this year.

About the Paul Ramsay Foundation

We seek to identify and partner with individuals, communities and organisations working to break cycles of disadvantage and create an Australia where people can realise their potential.

The late Paul Ramsay AO established the Foundation in 2006 and, after his death in 2014, left the majority of his estate to continue his philanthropy for generations to come.

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