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Brotherhood appoints first female Executive Director

Conny Lenneberg to join Brotherhood of St Laurence in January 2018

By Chris Shearer

November 9 2017The Brotherhood of St Laurence has appointed Conny Lenneberg as its new Executive Director.

Ms Lenneberg will begin in January 2018, replacing Tony Nicholson, who is stepping down at the end of the year after 13 years in the role.

Ms Lenneberg has 25 years’ experience in the development and social justice sector, and led World Vision International’s organisation and programs in the Middle East and Europe for six years. She recently served as the interim CEO of World Vision New Zealand.

Announcing her appointment, Chair of the Board of the Brotherhood, Dr Philip Freier, who is also Archbishop of Melbourne, congratulated Ms Lenneberg and said the organisation was looking forward to the significant contribution she would make in the years ahead.

“After conducting a rigorous search, the Board determined that Conny had the leadership skills, knowledge and values to drive the next chapter of the Brotherhood’s work for an Australia free of poverty,” he said.

 “Conny has shown a deep commitment and passion for addressing the root causes of poverty and disadvantage throughout her career.”  

Ms Lenneberg will be the first woman to lead the organisation since its founding in 1930 by Anglican priest Gerard Tucker.