The Board of consumer advocacy group CHOICE has announced that CEO Alan Kirkland will be leaving the role later this year, after 11 years with the organisation, following the announcement of his appointment as a Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
"In his 11 years at CHOICE, Alan has been a fierce advocate for Australian consumers. This includes expanding our work on financial services, supporting renters rights, and focusing on communities most likely to be exploited including First Nations people," said Co-Chair Anita Tang. "We are proud of the great team at CHOICE that will continue this work."
"While we are sad to be losing Alan from CHOICE, we are thrilled that he is moving to another role where he will continue his commitment to consumer rights," said Nic Cola, Co-Chair.
"The decision to leave CHOICE is one of the toughest I have ever had to make," said Alan Kirkland.
"This job has challenged, surprised and delighted me every single day."
"It has been a particular privilege to work with CHOICE's members and supporters to make Australia a fairer place for consumers. I'm particularly proud of our work to make the financial system fairer, protect people from unsafe products and support First Nations advocates in their campaigns for justice."
"I've also been lucky to work with the smart, diverse and passionate bunch of people who work so hard at CHOICE to serve the interests of Australian consumers."
"I look forward to cheering on CHOICE from the sidelines as a member."
Kirkland will continue to serve as CEO until early November. The Board will shortly be announcing details of the search process for a new CEO.
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