New CEO appointment further strengthens collaboration of Arthritis Queensland and Arthritis New South Wales

Arthritis New South Wales announced today that it has finalised a Services Agreement where its CEO, Alex Green, will head both Arthritis New South Wales and Arthritis Queensland. An experienced NFP leader and current CEO of Arthritis NSW, Alex will succeed outgoing CEO Emma Thompson and assume responsibilities as CEO of both Arthritis Queensland on 27 June 2022.

Alex Green is an award winning For-Purpose leader with a can-do attitude combined with expertise in leadership, fundraising and governance. His passion is supporting people to be their best selves. He has extensive executive experience managing both small, focused groups and national, dispersed teams in complex operations, raising money, advocacy, and implementing successful change. His previous CEO experience includes leading organisations including Outward Bound Australia and the Sir David Martin Foundation.

“Arthritis NSW and Arthritis Queensland share a Vision of ‘Freedom from arthritis’, with similar services and operations. Arthritis NSW is delighted that our emerging collaboration, with shared learning, resources and initiatives, has already demonstrated great value. A shared CEO will support enhancing benefits and outcomes for people with arthritis in both NSW and Queensland.” said Nigel Corne, President and Chair of Arthritis NSW.

Alex Green said “I believe that people’s needs are essentially the same, whichever side of a State Border they live and that two strong organisations can learn from each other and find opportunities to work more effectively together to improve the lives of suffers of arthritis. I’m excited to have the opportunity to also lead Arthritis Queensland in its Mission to Care and Cure.”