Appointment of new Churchill Trust CEO

1 Jun 2016

New Trust CEO Adam Davey


The Chair of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Margaret White, has announced the appointment of Adam Davey as Chief Executive Officer of the Trust in succession to Paul Tys who has filled that role for the past 16 years.

Mr Davey is a senior public servant who presently works in the Therapeutic Goods Administration, part of the Commonwealth Department of Health. As well as managing large teams of people and complex policy and technical assignments in that Department, Mr Davey has worked at ComSuper, Defence Housing Australia, Medicare (where he was public spokesman), the Australian Taxation Office, Treasury, IP Australia and has small business experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.

Adam is highly regarded for his leadership, strategic direction, creative thinking and people management – skills that are all essential for fulfilling the Churchill Trust CEO role.

Margaret White said the Trust was fortunate in being able to recruit an executive of Adam’s calibre.

“We are looking forward to Adam bringing new perspectives and enthusiasm for enabling Australians from all walks of life to achieve excellence through a Churchill Fellowship. He will build on the outstanding success of the first fifty years of the Trust. The 50th Anniversary commemorations last year marked the award of almost 4,000 Churchill Fellowships since the Trust’s inception in 1965. Making the Trust relevant to a younger generation who obviously has little direct knowledge of Sir Winston Churchill, his achievements and legacy and who also tend to operate in a digital world, will be a future focus for the Trust.”

She also paid tribute to retiring CEO Paul Tys, who has led the Trust with great distinction for many years.

“Paul has added greatly to the fine reputation and financial strength of the Trust and recently oversaw the completion of a new strategic plan, in conjunction with the Board.

The strength of his performance was reflected in the nearly 100 applications received for the CEO role.”

The Board and all associated with the Churchill Trust in Australia look forward to welcoming Adam to the “Churchill Family” when he takes up the position of CEO in mid-July.

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