Arthritis Queensland CEO Announcement

Arthritis Queensland Appoints Alex Green As CEO, Arthritis Queensland and Arthritis NSW. 

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

27 June 2022.  

Arthritis Queensland announced today that Alex Green has been appointed as the new CEO of the organisation. 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 and Arthritis New South Wales 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 affecting successful change.  His previous CEO experience includes leading organisations including Outward Bound Australia and the Sir David Martin Foundation. 

Emma served as CEO for over five and a half years at Arthritis Queensland and left to accept a new challenge as CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, South East Queensland. 

Helen Banham, Chair of Arthritis Queensland said “I would like to thank and acknowledge the excellent work of Emma Thompson, who for many years, has led Arthritis Queensland with dedication and commitment.  In recent years the collaborative work she and Alex led has added to an already excellent suite of services for people with arthritis in Queensland, and we are delighted that foundation can now be further built upon.” 

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 for the benefit of all people with arthritis.  I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead Arthritis Queensland in its Mission to Care and Cure.“ 

About Arthritis Queensland 

Arthritis Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation that has been providing education, information and support for Queensland children and adults living with arthritis since 1976. Its vision is freedom from arthritis, offering numerous free services to Queenslanders including online exercise programs, Infoline, webinars, peer mentor program and educational content to help those living with arthritis live their best lives. 

Media Contact: 

Ultan O’Dwyer 

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(07) 3857 4200. 

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