White Ribbon Australia Chair Nicholas Cowdery AM QC resigns
White Ribbon Australia’s Board confirms that Nicholas Cowdery AM QC has resigned as Director, Chair of the Board and White Ribbon Ambassador effective immediately.
He has taken this action in order to deflect adverse attention away from White Ribbon Australia which was attracted by reason of a comment he made in his capacity as former DPP for NSW in a program aired by ABC TV.
Mr Cowdery regrets the burden placed on White Ribbon Australia staff by these events. He is keen to support White Ribbon Australia and wishes it well in its future endeavours.
The Board would like to thank Mr Cowdery for his dedicated leadership and advocacy of the organisation’s objectives over the past two and a half years.
White Ribbon Director, Ian Carter AM, will assume the role of Acting Chair until such time as the Board has the opportunity to formally appoint a Chair. Mr Carter is the CEO of Anglicare WA, and recognised for his significant leadership roles and expertise at a local, national and international level in social services, justice and community building.