Executive changes at The Walkley FoundationBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 30th July 2021 at 9:40am
Graham has been with the Foundation for a decade, serving as both general manager and CEO across her time there. Recruitment efforts for a successor are already underway.
“I am immensely proud of what I have achieved at the Foundation and I depart having significantly grown the Walkleys’ equity and stakeholder base. It is encouraging to see so many of Australia’s leading companies, universities, state governments, industry bodies and now philanthropic organisations demonstrate their support for quality journalism through the Walkley Foundation,” said Graham of her exit.
Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor is vacating the chairperson spot at the Walkley Awards Judging Board and turning it over to former ABC correspondent Michael Brissenden. Taylor joined the Board in 2017 and was appointed chair in late 2018.
The Australian’s editorial director, Claire Harvey, is staying on as the Board’s deputy chairperson.
“I’ve enjoyed my time as chair of the Walkley Judging Board very much. The Walkleys bring us together as an industry and I’d like to thank everyone at the Foundation and all my fellow judges for the time and effort they put into the process. I’d also like to wish Michael Brissenden all the best for his time in the chair,” said Taylor.
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