The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) has appointed David Riddell as its second CEO in two years.

Bev Lange stepped down from the position in May 2011 and was replaced by Denise Aldous.

Riddell previously spent two years as BGF’s client services manager, after roles with Carers NSW, St Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drugs Service, ACON, and Positive Life NSW.

BGF president Martin Walsh said Riddell had a deep understanding of the sector and BGF’s clients which had made him the outstanding candidate.

“David had previously been identified by the board as part of the succession planning that was underway within the business,” Walsh said.

“Through his expertise in the sector, David will be well placed to advocate for the needs of BGF’s current and future clients and ensure the organisation can continue to provide the support they need.”

Walsh invited BGF supporters to join Riddell at the organisation’s annual auction at Otto Ristorante on Wednesday, April 18 from 6pm. Tickets are $99 and available through the BGF website.

“This auction is a key fundraising event for BGF and thanks to the generosity of Otto Ristorante and our event partners, the money raised with your help at this year’s BGF auction will go directly to providing practical, emotional and financial support to people living with HIV,” Walsh said.


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