At the Foundation’s AGM in November, members welcomed the appointment of a new Chair and Deputy Chair.
Incoming Chair is Robert Winther OAM. Robert is Veteran Liaison Officer at Austin Health and is very well known for his work with the ex-service community over some 55 years. He expressed his enthusiasm at the appointment and is looking forward to working with the Board for a cause that deeply interests him.
Joining Robert at the helm will be Laureen Grimes. Laureen has been a Dunlop director for two years. She is past Chair of the Victorian Veterans Council and in 2020 was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
The new appointments follow the retirement from the Board of two long-serving directors, Chair Mike O’Meara OAM and Deputy Chair Michael Fidler, who together have logged some 30 years of service as Dunlop directors. They cited their reason for stepping down as providing an opportunity for renewal to carry the Foundation forward. Both affirmed their ongoing support for medical research that benefits those who have served, and their commitment to the legacy of Sir Edward Dunlop.