Christine Allen new CEO COTA WA

Council on the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) has announced the appointment of Ms Christine Allen as their new CEO.


Ms Allen will assume responsibilities on 25 March 2019.


Ms Allen joins COTA WA, from Leading Age Services Australia where she has been serving as the WA State Manager since 2016.


In welcoming being appointed as the CEO of COTA WA, Ms Allen said, “As we enter an era of unprecedented growth in our ageing population, I’m delighted to be offered this opportunity to represent Western Australia’s seniors. As the incoming CEO, I look forward to ‘turning up the volume’ on the voices of older Western Australians.”


Christine brings to COTA over 15 years leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining Leading Age Services Australia, Christine spent 10 years with the Perth Convention Bureau where throughout her tenure she held senior leadership roles including Managing Director, General Manager and Chief Financial Officer.


In announcing Christine Allen’s appointment, President of COTA WA, Ron Regan said, “The Board of COTA WA undertook a rigourous external search and is very pleased to have secured the services of such an outstanding, experienced and proven senior executive as Christine Allen to lead the organisation into the future.


Also, I wish to place on record my appreciation to outgoing CEO, Mark Teale, for his contribution to COTA WA over the past two years, and wish him well in his new endeavours.”


Celebrating 60 years of service in 2019, Council on the Ageing Western Australia has been working since 1959 towards an equitable, just and inclusive society in which older people can flourish. It is a member of COTA Australia which is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation.


8 March 2019.