The former Chief Executive Officer of the WA Amateur Football League has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Lung Institute of WA, a not for profit medical research organisation dedicated to investigating respiratory diseases.
Cameron Agnew comes to LIWA with a background in the sport and recreation industry. His experience includes lecturing for Curtin University, managing health clubs in London and working in local government.
Mr Agnew said, 'With 7 years of senior management experience in a variety of areas, I now look forward to the challenges of being the Executive Officer for LIWA.
‘The attraction of LIWA is that it has built a strong reputation for producing outstanding outcomes during its 12 years of operation. My focus will be in driving the organization to continue being a leader in its field and further enhance its status for the work it produces,’ he added.
Director of LIWA, Prof Philip Thompson said the appointment signalled the commencement of a new phase in the Institute’s operations which would see it strive to develop relationships within the corporate sector, strengthen its relevance to members and supporters while continuing to pursue world class research.
LIWA has an annual operating budget of three million dollars and supports over 40 scientists, clinicians and support staff. Its has a strong track record of attracting research funding to the state through initiatives such as NHMRC grants in addition to generating funds through contracted research. All profits are used by the Institute to support further research into lung disease which affects around one in four Australians.
Prof Thompson said, ‘In appointing a new Executive Officer LIWA was seeking an individual with the expertise and experience to build on these achievements, and we are confident Cameron Agnew will help us achieve this.
‘Cameron brings to the role energy, a proven track record in managing large organisations, dealing with the wider community and fresh perspectives for us as a research organisation. We are looking forward to a bright future under Cameron’s direction.’ Prof Thompson said.