I am pleased to advise you of the appointment of Lisa Wilson as the new Director of the River Nile Learning Centre.
Lisa is an established company director and general manager, with extensive experience in strategic planning, governance, stakeholder engagement and general business management. This, combined with her people skills, strong networks and passion for community leadership, education and social justice, will stand her in good stead for the role.
Throughout her career, Lisa has supported women in developing skills and networks, to advance women’s interests, both in Australia and internationally. She’s also made a significant contribution to community leadership development, especially through serving as Deputy Chair and Acting Executive Director of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Lisa was a volunteer Tutor for the Saturday Adult Ethiopian English Language School, auspiced by the Ethiopian Community Association of Victoria, a program giving new refugee immigrants a support network and confidence to socialize and engage in basic Australian community activities.
In recent years, Lisa has coordinated the Out of Africa Camp auspiced by the Australian-African Children’s Aid & Support Association (AACASA). This camp supports youth of African heritage in Australia to foster positive cultural and social links and access a safe network to explore some of the unique challenges African adoptive and immigrant youth and their family’s face.
I am delighted that someone with Lisa’s leadership skills, broad experience and standing in the community has accepted the role of Director with the RNLC and I know you will join with me in making her welcome.
Lisa commenced in the role on Monday 12 May 2014.
John O’Shea on behalf of
Chair – River Nile Learning Centre