News & Media News DEA welcomes Denise Cauchi OAM as Executive Director

DEA welcomes Denise Cauchi OAM as Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce that Denise Cauchi OAM has commenced this week as Executive Director for DEA.

Denise brings to the position significant experience in the governance, management and development of NGOs – amongst other positions she was the founder and Executive Director of Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) for 10 years. We are confident Denise has the strategic management, organising, advocacy and campaigning skills to guide DEA towards implementing our soon to be released Strategic Framework Plan as we continue to be leaders with expanding influence in educating and raising awareness of the health impacts of climate change and environmental degradation, whilst maintaining our scientific integrity and evidence based standing.

We warmly welcome Denise and know she is very much looking forward to engaging with our members and our wider community. She will be based in Melbourne

Denise herself writes:

I’m thrilled to be joining you at such an important time in the environment and climate movement.
You might be wondering who I am:
My professional experience over the past 20 years has been as an advocate, practitioner and manager in the areas of human rights (particularly in armed conflict), international development, peacebuilding and multiculturalism. Before all that, I was a journalist.
I have become increasingly involved in campaigns on environmental issues, particularly on climate change and the Stop Adani campaign, which has made me want to devote all my energies to working in this area.
I hope to bring to DEA my skills in advocacy, campaigning, strategy and organisational management, plus my understanding of how a group of committed people can bring about social change.
It is such a privilege to come on board DEA at this time, when the voices of doctors need to be heard loudly and clearly so that government, the private sector and the Australian public can understand the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on our health.
I look forward to working with you all, and meeting as many of you as possible over the next weeks and months, both in person and online.
Warm regards Denise