Commitment and experience: thank you, Graham Batten

Dec 3 2021

In December, Graham Batten will step down as Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s (NPCF) Executive Officer after more than five years in the position.

The NPCF has been one of HMRI’s longest-standing supporters and over the years has backed many HMRI projects. Projects like Facematch use pictures to identify undiagnosed genetic conditions and EMU (Education, Movement and Understanding), using traditional indigenous games to get children moving and learning.

“It’s been a highly effective partnership that over its 15 years, has produced numerous high calibre programs and initiatives.” said HMRI Director Mike Calford.

“It’s been a delight to partner with an organisation whose purpose closely aligns with the community-focused purpose of HMRI’s.”

The NPCF seeks to provide grant funding for eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups to address issues of equity in community health.

“NPCF has always understood what we are trying to achieve at HMRI,” Professor Calford said.

"Graham has shown tremendous commitment to the cause and brought significant experience to his role in the last five years. I want to thank him personally for his support and wish him all the very best for the future"

HMRI welcome's the new Executive Officer, Carly Bush, and looks forward to continued collaboration with the Foundation to achieve great things for our community.

“Graham has shown tremendous commitment to the cause and brought significant experience to his role in the last five years. I want to thank him personally for his support and wish him all very best for the future.”

HMRI welcome’s the new Executive Officer, Carly Bush, and looks forward to continued collaboration with the Foundation to achieve great things for our community.