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National Asthma Council Australia Chairman to retire

11 Oct 2018

Dr Jonathan Burdon AM has announced his intention to retire as Chairman and independent director of the National Asthma Council Australia. Dr Burdon has been Chairman of the National Asthma Council Australia for nearly five years and was a Director for three years before taking that office.

“It has been my privilege to lead this wonderful organisation dedicated to improving health outcomes for Australians with asthma, ” Dr Burdon said.

“I am particularly proud of the recently launched National Asthma Strategy – the collaborative blueprint for tackling asthma in Australia – as well as the continued quality and effectiveness of the Australian Asthma Handbook and our national education program for health professionals.”

Ms Siobhan Brophy, National Asthma Council Australia CEO, paid tribute to Dr Burdon. “Jonathan’s leadership has helped shape the National Asthma Council Australia into the modern, innovative organisation we are today,” she said.

 “His insight, diligence and enthusiasm have been invaluable throughout his time on our Board and particularly as Chairman during our transitional period last year.”

“On behalf of all at the National Asthma Council Australia, I thank Jonathan for his dedication not only to our organisation but also to all Australians with asthma and the health professionals who care for them.”

Dr Burdon said, “I have enjoyed working with such a capable and committed Board and staff, and I know I leave the organisation in good hands. The National Asthma Council Australia has a clear strategic direction that focuses on the strengths of our organisation and relationships with our member bodies, aiming to build Australia’s capabilities in helping people with asthma to breathe well. I look forward to the National Asthma Council Australia’s continued success.”



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