The Board of Opportunity International Australia is delighted to announce that Ms Meredith Scott has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 3 April 2018.
Meredith currently is a longstanding senior partner in the Sydney office of the global professional services firm, EY, with responsibilities across Asia Pacific and beyond. She is a highly regarded leader in the business and not-for-profit sectors. Meredith is Deputy Chair of both Wesley Community Services Limited and Pymble Ladies College, and served on the Finance and Audit Committee of the University of Sydney for ten years. She has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Opportunity International Australia Chair, Mr Edward Kerr, congratulated Meredith on her appointment. ‘Meredith is an exceptional leader, with over thirty years of achievement in Australia and overseas.
‘As well as being respected within the business community, Meredith serves in a voluntary capacity for several not-for-profit organisations, which greatly value her skills and advice.
‘Our Board looks forward to working with Meredith as she continues our efforts to help families free themselves from poverty, with hope, dignity and purpose,’ he said.
Meredith said: ‘As an economist, it’s exciting to be appointed to lead Opportunity International Australia’s team. I love the way Opportunity provides the tools to help families break the cycle of poverty. The organisation’s values align so closely with mine, and I’m greatly looking forward to using the skills I’ve developed in my numerous roles at EY to help alleviate poverty in the developing world.’
Mr Kerr said: ‘I’d like to thank our current Chief Executive Officer, Mr Robert Dunn, for the immense contribution he’s made to Opportunity and families living in poverty during the last ten years. ‘Recently, Robert was appointed as Global Executive Director of Opportunity International and will continue in this role, based in Australia.’
Robert will continue as Opportunity Australia CEO pending Meredith taking up the role.