April 12, 2018

Resignation of Lung Foundation Australia CEO

After 13 years at Lung Foundation Australia, including five years as CEO, Heather Allan is leaving Lung Foundation Australia.

Heather will be taking a year to join her husband who will be on sabbatical in London, England and the United States.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed over 13 years with the Lung Foundation and have been privileged to be part of the tremendous growth of the organisation, both in terms of impact and credibility,” Ms Allan said.

“This has largely been due to the generous contributions and support of our many community and clinical volunteers, as well as donors, industry partners and, of course, our dedicated staff.”

“I am proud of what we have all achieved together and feel that it is time for new leadership to take the Lung Foundation to the next stage of its life,” she said.

Heather’s last day will be Friday, July 6th 2018.

A national search is currently underway to find the next Chief Executive and it is hoped that the new CEO will be in place prior to Heather’s departure.

The Board, together with the very able senior management team, will continue to deliver on the Annual and Strategic Plans of the Lung Foundation.