Our new CEO

Posted on July 19, 2017

Christine Pollard and Christine MurphyIn a changing of the guard, Action on Poverty’s (AOP) Finance Director, Christine Pollard, has stepped into the role of CEO from 19 July 2017. Christine started with AOP in 2010 and understands AOP and the environment it operates in very well.

Christine has been an accountant for over 30 years, having qualified with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) with the University of Technology in 1986.

She has worked for a diverse range of organisations in her professional life and through her own accounting consultancy, spent over 10 years supporting Australian charities such as Diplomacy Training Program, Communications Law Centre, National Pro Bono Resource Centre, National Children and Youth Law Centre, and Vets Beyond Borders.

“I’m so very pleased to be leading Action on Poverty into the next stage of its long life as we celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2018,” said Christine.

“NGOs like Action on Poverty are in an ideal position to lead the way in working with small communities in poor, developing countries to break the entrenched cycle of poverty.

“I’m proud of our team in Sydney and Vietnam and look forward to continuing the valuable work we do with our international partners to build strong communities that can support themselves and drive change that really lasts, ” she said.

Former CEO Christine Murphy has taken the part-time role of International Program Director, a role she has previously held.

During her six years at the helm, Christine Murphy has seen the organisation strengthen and prosper. Her achievements include achieving full re-accreditation with DFAT, rolling out an organisational rebrand and growing the partnership program.

Christine is looking forward to focusing more closely on our international projects and having more time to spend with her young family.