New CEO at Melbourne Legacy
|Mr Justin Elwin is the new Chief Executive Officer at Melbourne Legacy which maintains the commitment to help the families of service personnel who give their lives or health during war service and peacekeeping. |
“Justin served with distinction in the Australian Regular Army as an Infantry Officer for 22 years, most recently as the Commanding Officer of the 6th Battalion in Brisbane,” Melbourne Legacy President Graeme Plumridge said. “He also has a continuing passion to serve his community, and brings deep insight and understanding of contemporary veterans’ issues.”
During his Army career, Justin served in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and has led teams of up to 850 people. In a range of executive-level positions, he has been responsible for large corporate projects and has led a number of major change programs, including one significant transformation program that achieved more than $80 million in savings and enduring reform. Justin is also a passionate advocate for veterans’ welfare and suicide prevention, gender equality, and diversity and inclusion.
“I am thrilled to be joining Legacy at a pivotal time in Legacy’s history, where the needs of veterans and their families have arguably never been greater,” Justin said.
“Since joining the organisation’s ranks as a Legatee when I moved to Melbourne earlier this year, I have experienced first-hand the support that Legacy provides to current and serving veterans and their loved ones. I’m extremely proud to be appointed to this position and I take very seriously my responsibility to help steer the organisation over the coming years.”
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|Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the death or physical or mental injury of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. At Melbourne Legacy we currently care for more than 13,500 widows and dependents.|