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UnitingWorld welcomes new Chair of the Board

The 16th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia approved the appointment of Lin Hatfield Dodds as Chair of the UnitingWorld Board in July 2021.

Lin Hatfield Dodds (pictured centre) brings a wealth of expert knowledge and experience to the Chair of the UnitingWorld Board.

An active member of the Uniting Church from early life, she completed a master’s degree in counselling psychology and worked in the areas of drug rehabilitation, trauma, and abuse.

After working in government and the community sector, she was appointed National Director of UnitingCare Australia from 2002-2016.

She’s held senior leadership positions including Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Associate Dean in the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, Chair of the Australian Social Inclusion Board, Chair of The Australia Institute, and President of the Australian Council of Social Service.

Lin is a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors, was ACT Australian of the Year in 2008, received a Churchill Fellowship in 2004, and was awarded a Chief Minister’s International Women’s Day Award in 2002. Lin also serves on the board of Better Evaluation and mentors emerging women leaders.

Lin has been CEO of the Benevolent Society since July 2021 and has served on the UnitingWorld Board since 2019.

We’re thrilled to have you Lin! We look forward to working with you for a world free from poverty and injustice.