New CEO: David Crosbie

Mr David Crosbie has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council for Australia (CCA). He commenced this new role in November 2010.

The Reverend Tim Costello, CCA Chair and World Vision CEO said “I am looking forward to working with David – he has an excellent reputation for achieving real outcomes in the organisations he has managed and is experienced working collaboratively across sectors in complex policy areas.”
Dr Stephen Judd, CCA Director and CEO of HammondCare also welcomed the appointment. “We are delighted to be able to attract a CEO of Mr Crosbie’s experience and skill into this important role. Mr Crosbie has been a leader in the Australian not for profit sector for more than 20 years, including over a decade as CEO of peak national bodies. Just as importantly he has a long history of senior management and engagement with community organisations. We know he will be both a passionate and thoughtful advocate for the Australian not for profit sector.”
Mr Crosbie is currently CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia and was previously CEO of Odyssey House Victoria, and CEO of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. He has served on a range of key national policy bodies including being the Co-Chair of the National Compact Expert Advisory Group, a member of the Community Response Task Group set up by then Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister’s Australian National Council on Drugs, the National Advisory Council on Mental Health, and the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation.
Mr Crosbie said, “This is an important position. I feel privileged to have an opportunity to contribute to strengthening the role of Australia’s not for profit organisations within our communities. I also feel a real sense of responsibility. Not for profit organisations are the heart of our democracy and the soul of our community well being. They cannot and should not be taken for granted.  There is a great deal of work to be done. At the very least, CCA needs to achieve real reform in the way governments, the business sector and the broader community all interact with and support not for profit organisations.”