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The Les Twentyman announces appointment of a new CEO

Renee Hancock

The Les Twentyman Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Renee Hancock as Chief Executive Officer.

Renee brings with her a wealth of experience working within the not-for-profit and corporate sector, having held senior management roles with the YWCA Australia, Good Shepherd Microfinance and ANZ.

Announcing Renee’s appointment, the Les Twentyman Foundation Chairman Dr David Young said: “Renee has a passion in working with organisations focused on equality and social justice for vulnerable people in the community, especially women, children and young people.”

“Renee was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates and is a highly impressive talent known for her collaborative leadership style, bringing to the foundation key skills in advocacy, communications, marketing, fundraising, corporate partnerships, events and government relations,” Dr David Young said.

Commenting on Renee Hancock’s appointment, the Foundations founder, Les Twentyman said: “Renee is a wonderful appointment who will prove to be an outstanding leader for the Les Twentyman Foundation and I am excited to be working with her to help the in need youth of Victoria.”

Renee will take over the role from Acting CEO Simon Weatherill, who stepped into to help the Foundation during the past year and will continue with the Foundation in a consulting role assisting with key projects and events.

Reflecting on her appointment Renee said: “I’m very excited to be taking up this important role at the Les Twentyman Foundation – an organisation founded by one of Australia’s most inspirational and experienced youth workers.”

“Many children and young people continue to experience disadvantage in our community. Every year, the Les Twentyman Foundation’s work is making a significant and long-lasting difference to the lives of thousands of young people.”

“I’m looking forward to working with our dedicated board, talented employees, valued partners, volunteers and, most importantly, our clients to grow and strengthen these programs which provide positive intervention and support when young people need it most.”

Renee joins the Les Twentyman Foundation at a most exciting time, with 2019 a year of growth with the expansion of its youth support services to schools in Melbourne’s south-east, as well as providing assistance to thousands of young Victorians through our sport, education, leadership and life experience programs.