RES Director Leann Wilson has recently been appointed to the Queensland Divisional Advisory Board of the Australian Red Cross (ARC) to provide strategic advice with a particular emphasis on Indigenous social and economic outcomes.
Previously employed by the Australian Red Cross as the inaugural Group Manager Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Programs in Queensland, Leann was responsible for establishing and leading the development of the Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander state-wide business unit (a first for ARC nationally).
Leann’s work in the Red Cross has been recognised for its innovation and sustainability.
ARC’s principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality align closely with the key values of RES, in particular neutrality and impartiality. These principles provide an essential platform in maintaining an unbiased position in brokering understanding and achieving outcomes for all parties involved.