Queensland Touch Football is pleased to announce the appointment of Haylene Grogan to the Queensland Touch Football (QTF) Board of Management.
Grogan will fulfil a casual vacancy, unfilled at the preceding Annual General Meeting, until the next Annual General Meeting.
Grogan is the Deputy Director-General for Queensland Health and was appointed as Queensland’s first ever Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer in a historic appointment in 2019. Grogan is a proud Yalanji and Tagalaka woman and a keen advocate for First Nations people’s equity.
Grogan has extensive experience in the public sector, with almost 40 years in health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for Qld, NSW and Commonwealth Governments. As a senior public servant for the past 20 years, she has represented the government on numerous committees at Regional, State and National levels.
“I am incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to join the QTF Board with other leaders in the sport I love, as a coach (regionally and nationally) and a player over the past 35 years, proudly having the fortune to represent my state (Qld) and my country (Australia).” Grogan stated.
QTF Chairman Troy Morgan recognised the expertise Grogan will bring to the Board, “Haylene is an accomplished leader with a wealth of experience in her professional career and a keen advocate for First Nations people’s rights and equality. She has had a long-standing involvement in Touch Football and is excited at the opportunity to contribute back to the sport”.
Grogan joins a QTF Board committed to Uniting, Inspiring and Growing Touch Football across Queensland.