Patterson volunteers for top job

Volunteering Gold Coast's first CEO Richard Patterson and new COO Lynn Mount.
Volunteering Gold Coast's first CEO Richard Patterson and new COO Lynn Mount.

VOLUNTEERING Gold Coast has its first CEO.

"We are rapidly growing and with growth comes change," spokeswoman Emma Trapski said.

"After restructuring the organisation, Richard Patterson will take on the role and Lynn Mount has been appointed chief operating officer," she said.

Richard Patterson has been with the organisation for seven years, working his way up from manager to general manager, and has now become the first CEO.

"His experience within the organisations, his drive to achieve bigger and better things and leadership skills will definitely ensure that Volunteering Gold Coast continues to grow within the community and throughout Australia," Ms Trapski said.

Mr Patterson said the organisation has completed a 10 year strategic plan designed to assist both volunteering organisations and small commercial businesses to ensure a more dynamic Coast community.

"An extra exciting era awaits and we want Volunteering Gold Coast's resources to be utilised by all," he said.

New COO Lynn Mount has been with the organisation for over two years and has moved up from her previous role as Volunteering Services Administrator to take on a new challenge.

"My new role will be focusing on strengthening partnerships that will assist Volunteering Gold Coast to engage in delivery of best practice volunteer management, transport services, education and training to the non-for-profit sector," Ms Mount said.

"As an advocate for continuous learning, a passion of mine is to increase our engagement in education and training for the not for profit sector.

"With all these developments Volunteering Gold Coast is on the road to bigger and better thing, keep an eye and an ear out for more information."

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