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The Chief Executive Officer of Australian War Widows NSW (AWWNSW) is appointed by the Board and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations making decisions within the AWWNSW delegation framework. The Chief Executive Officer is is responsible for delivering accountable performance in line with organisational goals and objectives, and is also the Company Secretary. 

Current Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary

Renee Wilson

Renee joined AWWNSW in 2020 to lead its development into an organisation that supports all women and veteran families. Renee has made a significant impact since joining and has been pivotal in setting our future direction.

Renee is the spouse of an Afghanistan veteran who was severely wounded during operations in 2010 and has been a passionate advocate for veterans and their families ever since.

She has led several significant projects and legal matters which have focused on delivering positive and strategic change within government organisations, for companies such as NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office and the Department of Veterans ‘Affairs.

Renee has served on the Boards of the Australian International Military Games (Sydney Invictus Games), the Advisory Council for the National Centre of Veteran’s Health at Concord Hospital and the Veteran Community Business Chamber. Renee also sits on the ACT Government’s Ministerial Advisory Council for Veterans and Families the Federal Government’s Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service.

Renee holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from ANU and a Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management) from QUT.

Contact Renee at ceo@warwidowsnsw.com.au or (02) 9267 6577.


Renee Wilson, Chief Executive Officer AWWNSW

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