Shelter WA has appointed 45-year-old University of Western Australia (UWA) graduate Cameron Poustie to the position of CEO. Mr Postie will take up the appointment on November 20.
Mr Poustie, who was born in Canada, has extensive and diverse experience in policy analysis, marketing, communications and government relations and is currently the Principal Policy Officer at the Aboriginal Health Council of WA.
His social justice work has included advocacy, relating to laws and policies in the areas of native title, Aboriginal heritage, and affordable housing.
‘I’ve been very lucky to have had the opportunity to work on a range of causes,’ Mr Poustie said.
‘I am passionate about housing affordability and people experiencing homelessness. I’ve always been struck by the avoidable tragedy of people sleeping rough. I am also motivated to work on housing affordability.’
Mr Poustie said he was looking forward to working with Shelter WA staff members.
‘It’s a special privilege to have the challenge of leading this mission-based group,’ Mr Poustie said.