August 11, 2014

Lung Foundation Australia Welcomes New CEO, Heather Allan

Heather and William

In June, Lung Foundation Australia was pleased to welcome Mrs Heather Allan as our new Chief Executive Officer. Bringing a wealth of national and international public health communication and issues management experience to the role, Mrs Allan has worked for the Lung Foundation since 2005. Her most recent role was as the Director of Marketing and Health Strategy and she was the Director of the COPD National Program for eight years prior to this.

Before joining Lung Foundation Australia, Mrs Allan ran her own consulting business in New Zealand and was the Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong – the largest Chamber of Commerce outside of Canada. Heather also spent seven years working in various roles in the New Zealand public health sector.

She took the reins after the retirement of long-serving previous CEO William Darbishire. We’re sure you will all join us in welcoming Heather to her new role and wish her every success as we continue to work for patients, carers, their families, physicians and everyone in Australia to reduce the burden of lung disease.