Ambassador Q&A: Dave Pugh
CEO of Anglicare, Northern Territory, and long-serving White Ribbon Ambassador, Dave Pugh would like to see more young men get involved in sharing the White Ribbon message.
What is your day job?
CEO, Anglicare NT
How long have you been a White Ribbon Ambassador?
Over 10 years now.
Why did you decide to become an Ambassador?
I realised that so many of the clients and young people coming into our services were impacted by family violence and that I, as a male leader, needed to also stand up about this issue. I also wanted to learn more about the ways to prevent family violence.
In what ways have you been involved in the White Ribbon Campaign?
- Participating in WR committees
- Organising WR events
- Encouraging other ambassadors to use their passion and skills for the cause. In Central Victoria each Ambassador wrote a column for the local newspaper leading up to WR Day
Why is Gender Equality important to you as an Ambassador?
As a father of 3 daughters, as a husband, as CEO and as a citizen I see that the empowerment of women, accessing their leadership and knowledge and skill is critical to our future as a society.
What goals do you hope to accomplish as an Ambassador in the future?
I would like to see us engage more young men in this cause. I would love to see a matching of male and female ambassadors – a way of keeping male ambassadors grounded and respectful of the leadership of women required to make this a safer and fairer society.