New Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Chairman Announced

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Rosengarten has been appointed Chairman of CCA, with effect from 3 September 2018.

Julie Weldon, the current Acting Chairman who will resume her role as a Director of the organisation, today said:

“The board has undertaken a rigorous selection process and we are delighted to have found someone with the skills, experience and values so closely matching CCA’s requirements.”

Bruce comes with a wealth of experience and a strong background in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, leading business transformation and community engagement.

He has extensive governance experience across a diverse range of organisations including ASX listed, private companies, joint ventures, industry associations and not for profits. He was a Director of Jewish Care Victoria 2008 -15 and its President/ Chair 2009-2012. He has held governance roles on other not for profits including the Singapore Jewish Welfare Board and as a Council Member of Mt Scopus Memorial College.

Bruce Rosengarten today said:

“I am delighted and honoured to have joined CCA. As a person who has had inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for 40 years, I know the challenges we each face. I believe as a large and growing cohort we need the courage to lift the awareness of IBD amongst the broader community, so we can increase support and care for over 85,000 people in Australia who have IBD and build a further capability to ensure research in IBD. Our vision that no one lives with or suffers from IBD is a big challenge, and I am passionate and committed to the cause.”

Bruce has spent over 35 years in executive roles across eminent organisations. Until mid-2017, Bruce was Executive General Manager, Commercial at Caltex responsible for all sales (B2C and B2B), marketing, innovation and convenience stores. He has held senior roles at Weight Watchers, Shell, Crown and Coles Myer. He is also the author of Passionate Leadership, runs his own consultancy and is a member of several advisory Boards for commercial companies.

Bruce is a strong leader with invaluable experience in leadership, business and not-for-profit governance roles and is the ideal person to steer CCA and its committed board in making life more liveable for people living with IBD,” CEO Associate Professor Leanne Raven said.