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Parkinson’s Queensland Announces CEO Appointment

Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. (PQI) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new CEO for its State Peak Body.

In the absence of President Professor Graham Kerr, Vice President, Mr Shayne Gilbert today named Mr Mark Hindle as Chief Executive Officer for PQI effective 18th November, 2015.

Shayne said, “After a detailed screening process with the assistance of DKM Human Resources, The Management Committee of Parkinson’s Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Hindle to the position”.

Shayne commented that Mark has come to the organisation after a long history of working in the not-for-profit industry working as, Chief Executive Officer for the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, Chief Development Officer for Diabetes Qld, Head of Fundraising for the Australian Diabetes Council and other roles with St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney, Epworth Medical Foundation, University of New England and Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development. Mark is a member of the Fundraising Institute Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Community Directors Australia, as well as the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and Association of Fundraising Professionals.

New CEO, Mark Hindle says, “I am looking forward to commencing the role and developing an inclusive work environment at PQI for both staff and volunteers alike”.

Mark will commence transitioning into the full-time role with the assistance of Acting Interim Operations Manager Jane Bansgrove together with current staff Nurse Specialist Educator Elise Tune, Health Promotion Coordinator Karen Howarth, Communications Manager Belinda Wilson and Administration Officer Brikena Mema.

Shayne says, “This team will bring together sound decisions to position PQI as a responsive voice in providing information, education and support to Queensland Communities”.

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About Parkinson’s Queensland

Established in 1985, Parkinson’s Queensland is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that supports people living with Parkinson’s disease in Queensland. They provide support, education, community outreach, scientific research, advocacy and public awareness to help people living with the disease lead a better quality of life.

About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (Parkinson’s) is a condition caused by the death of brain cells that create the chemical dopamine. It affects people differently and leads to slowness of movement, often accompanied by tremors, and sometimes leads to dementia. A lot is known about Parkinson’s itself, but not the exact causes. Medication usually provides substantial improvement, but there’s no cure.

  • 30 people in Australia are diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Australia each day—that’s more than one person per hour!
  • There are more than 100,000 Australians currently living with Parkinson’s
  • 1 in 10 sufferers are diagnosed under the age of 45.
  • Parkinson’s can affect adults of any age

For media enquiries, please contact:

Belinda Wilson – Communications Manager
communications@parkinsonsqld.org.au or 07 3209 1588

or Shayne Gilbert – Vice President
gilbertshayne@gmail.com or 0435 920 317

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