Take Survey
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Leadership

Sarah Murdoch Joins NFP Board


Tuesday, 7th May 2013 at 10:03 am
Staff Reporter
Philanthropist and high profile model Sarah Murdoch has been appointed to the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).

Tuesday, 7th May 2013
at 10:03 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Sarah Murdoch Joins NFP Board
Tuesday, 7th May 2013 at 10:03 am

Philanthropist and high profile model Sarah Murdoch has been appointed to the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).

Chief executive of ARACY Dr Lance Emerson said Murdoch’s commitment to the wellbeing of children and youth, her positive public profile and experience working with other non-government agencies will strengthen the capacity of ARACY to progress evidence-based strategies to enhance the wellbeing of young Australians.

Murdoch said that the opportunity to be engaged with ARACY’s prevention-focused
collaborative projects and working with ARACY’s 2300 members to help improve child and
youth wellbeing was the determining factor in her accepting this role.

“We all know our young people face complex issues relating to their wellbeing. For me,
ARACY’s holistic approach, focusing on evidence-based prevention strategies and programs,
makes sense on a practical, economic and personal level,” Murdoch said.

“There are many areas of child well being where Australia is doing well, however it is
disheartening to see Australia is not keeping pace with international trends in areas like
primary school education, childhood obesity and child abuse and neglect.

“Children should be our nation’s number one priority. Our first concern is to improve child
well being for the children themselves, but it is also essential if Australia is to remain
productive and internationally competitive,” she said.

ARACY board chair Elaine Henry OAM said they are delighted to welcome Sarah Murdoch to the ARACY board.

“With ARACY’s recent growth and positive outcomes over the past 10 years, Sarah will be working with my fellow board members to help lead the organisation through its next phase of development,” she said.

Murdoch’s objectives as board director will be to influence policy and decisions with the aim
of creating best practice for the wellbeing of children and youth.

Sarah Murdoch is currently a director for The Australian Ballet, ambassador for the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She is also chair of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Advisory Network.

In 1999, she married Lachlan Murdoch, son of Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The couple live in Sydney,and have two sons, Kalan and Aidan, and a daughter, Aerin.
 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Philanthropy’s Role in Tackling Climate Change

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th October 2018 at 5:01 pm

New Brooms: How Younger Givers Are Changing Family Philanthropy

Fiona Higgins

Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 11:11 am

Increasing Transparency of Australian Philanthropy

Luke Michael

Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 3:56 pm

US Philanthropy Leader Warns Against Spending On ‘Fad’ Issues

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 5th September 2018 at 5:08 pm

POPULAR

Report Uncovers Shocking Abuse and Neglect of Adults With Disability

Luke Michael

Monday, 5th November 2018 at 5:29 pm

White Ribbon CEO Puts Hasty Departure Down to Culture Clash

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 12th November 2018 at 5:49 pm

Google Awards Millions to Groups Harnessing Technology For Change

Maggie Coggan

Friday, 2nd November 2018 at 5:50 pm

Government Backtracks on Cuts to Food Relief Charity

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 12th November 2018 at 5:42 pm

Take Survey
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!