Carers Australia would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to the organisation by our outgoing President, Ms Karen Cook, and thank her for her leadership over the last six years as a Board director, Vice President and President.
Carers Australia CEO, Ara Cresswell, said, “We would like to thank Karen for the commitment and personal investment she brought to the role of President over her term. Her inclusive leadership and warmth have helped us forge strong relationships with our stakeholders and boosted our public profile significantly.”
During her time as President, Karen was actively involved in a number of high-profile events, including leading our presence at the 6th International Carers Conference in Sweden in 2015, and she was a central member of the group that Carers Australia led at the annual Garma Festival in 2016.
Karen also played a central role in the 2014 National Carer Conference. As MC during official proceedings, Karen’s warmth and sense of humour provided a stimulating and fun atmosphere throughout the three-day event.
Karen has been integral to the important advances we have made as an organisation over the last six years. All of us at Carers Australia wish her well for the future.