04 May 2020
Farewell to long serving Chair

The Chair of RedR Australia, Professor Elizabeth Taylor AO, has today stepped down, handing the mantle to Professor Robert Care AM.

Elizabeth has been instrumental in driving RedR Australia's organisational strategy and culture of performance for 22 years, first as a board member joining in 1998 and then as Chair from 2010. 

Elizabeth remains one of the most influential leaders and women in the engineering profession in Australia and is an Officer of the Order of Australia for her contributions to engineering education and gender diversity. Elizabeth's pioneering spirit, engineering experience and passion for humanitarian action leaves RedR Australia with a resilient network of United Nations, private sector and donor partners and a new generation of engineers finding careers building solutions for humanity. 

While we formally thank Elizabeth for her service and commitment to RedR Australia, we also look forward to working with her to achieve the sustained growth of RedR International with her continued strategic guidance and leadership as Chair of RedR International - a role held since 2012.  

We wish to also formally welcome Robert as RedR Australia's new Chair. Robert re-joined the Board of Directors in 2019 having previously served from 2006 to 2010. Robert brings deep expertise from a career of global engineering consulting with RedR Australia's corporate partner Arup, as Professor of Practice at UNSW Sydney's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and carries on Elizabeth's strong commitment in building solutions for humanity. 


Image: Last year Elizabeth visited UNFPA-supported facilities set up in the Cox’s Bazar settlement as part of the Rohingya crisis response: “I have met incredible people, both the refugees themselves as well as those supporting the refugees, and admire the way they are creating such a strong sense of community here during a very difficult time.”