SurfAid has announced that appointment of the organization's founder, Dr. Dave Jenkins, to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SurfAid International.

In announcing the news, Board Chair Steve Hathaway said: “Dave will lead and represent SurfAid worldwide and will also continue to provide essential inputs to the field program. In light of this we have discontinued his previous position of Medical Director. The SurfAid International Board wishes Dave well in his expanded role.”

Hathaway also announced the appointment of Andrew Judge to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Andrew has a background in law and extensive experience working with major international corporations on strategic and compliance matters,” he said.

“Over the past two years, Andrew has been working on projects with indigenous groups in New South Wales, Australia, and undertaking postgraduate work with the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. He will be based in Sydney and have responsibility for international operations.

“The International Board is pleased to have an excellent management team to carry the work of SurfAid forward,” Hathaway added.

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