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HAVING recently departed youth support agency Twenty10, Rebecca Reynolds will now take on a senior role with the National LGBTI Health Alliance after being appointed its new executive director.

Reynolds is expected to commence in the role from next February, with Andrew Little to be acting executive director during the transition.

Reynolds had led Twenty10 for the past five years and helped oversee a period of rapid growth and the merger with the NSW Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service. She told the Star Observer she was very much looking forward to taking on the new role.

“The team at the Alliance are some of the most skilled in Australia at their roles and the organisations and individuals that make up the Alliances’ membership are the foundation for so many of our communities – that I am thrilled to be able to join them and support the amazing work that is happening,” she said.

“I am a firm believer and strong advocate in the strength and innovation of our community sector in Australia and hope to be able to continue to translate the lessons that we have learnt and continue to learn on a daily basis, into a framework that better enables us to work with Government around Australia.”

Reynolds was congratulated on the appointment by the Alliance board and her predecessor, Warren Talbot, who is leaving due to health reasons.

“I am confident that Rebecca will bring to the Alliance the capable and visionary skills she has demonstrated at Twenty10,” Talbot said.

Alliance chair Susan Ditter said the organisation was looking for someone to help lead it at a time when it has seen tremendous growth.

“After an extensive process we believe that Rebecca has the right mix of skills to lead the Alliance in this stage of its development,” she said.

“There is a need for some consolidation as well as planning for the next 3-5 years.”

Earlier this month, the Alliance board reiterated its thanks to Talbot for his substantial contribution to LGBTI health issues since May 2011.

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