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The Children’s Hospital Foundation has this week announced the appointment of Lyndsey Rice as Chief Executive Officer, with effect from Tuesday May 03, 2022.

Following a national recruitment campaign, Lyndsey was chosen to lead the Children’s Hospital Foundation following her six-year tenure at Cancer Council New South Wales.

Children’s Hospital Foundation Board Chair, Karen Prentis, made the announcement today and said Ms Rice was the standout choice from an impressive pool of applicants from right across the country.

“We are delighted to have found someone of Lyndsey’s calibre for this incredibly important role, to lead the Foundation from strength to strength,” Ms Prentis said.

“Our vision is for every sick child to have the best possible health care, with access to world-class research and clinical treatment in a healing environment, and Lyndsey’s experience, teamed with her incredible energy, will further steer the Foundation to maximise our impact.”

Ms Rice said she was privileged to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer, and looked forward to continuing the work the team has been doing in the areas of world-class research, state-of-the-art medical equipment and patient and family support services at Queensland Children’s Hospital.

“It is my honour to be joining the Foundation at such an exciting time for the organisation, following an incredibly successful 2022 Nine Telethon, and just off the back of the delivery of the new digital PET-CT service at Queensland Children’s Hospital which was co-funded by Children’s Hospital Foundation,” Ms Rice said.

“I am also looking forward to building on our partnership with Children’s Health Queensland right across the state, to ensure we can support them to provide excellent clinical service to all kids and young people.”

Lyndsey brings with her a wealth of strong fundraising experience, having led the fundraising teams of successful not-for-profits including Oxfam, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, and of course, Cancer Council NSW.

Please join us in welcoming Lyndsey to her new role.