AIDS Concern has a new Chief Executive


AIDS Concern has a new Chief Executive

 

5/20/2013 Hong Kong – Andrew Chidgey has started work as the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong NGO AIDS Concern.

 

AIDS Concern is pleased to announce that Andrew Chidgey has started work as the organisation’s new Chief Executive.

 

Until recently Andrew was the Director of External Affairs at the UK charity the Alzheimer’s Society where he worked for 11 years. In his time at the Alzheimer’s Society he was responsible for growing public and political awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. He was one of the co-authors of the National Dementia Strategy for England and worked with Prime Minister David Cameron’s officials to create the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. During his time at the Alzheimer’s Society Andrew worked for the Government at the Department of Health and previously he worked in marketing for food companies.

 

Andrew Chidgey says:

 

‘I am delighted to be joining AIDS Concern to help combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Hong Kong. AIDS Concern is a vital organization which provides sexual health services for the people most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Hong Kong and campaigns to eliminate the stigma attached to people living with HIV/AIDS.  In leading AIDS Concern I am looking forward to building on the excellent work of previous Chief Executives including Ms. Loretta Wong and Mr. Dirk van der Tak.

 

The number of new cases of HIV infection is rising and we need to urgently counter this threat. I will be spending my first weeks at AIDS Concern learning more about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the city to understand how my experience in strategic planning and advocacy can lead the team at AIDS Concern. I am especially keen to understand how we can continue to work with community members and stakeholders on the anti-stigma campaign.

 

If there are people in Hong Kong who think they could be of help in combatting HIV/AIDS through awareness raising or fundraising, please contact me.’

 

Christopher Morley the Chairman of AIDS Concern says:

 

‘We are very happy to welcome Andrew as our new Chief Executive.  Andrew will bring new ideas and innovative leadership to AIDS Concern so that we can build on and strengthen our services in our missions to fight to reduce the transmission of HIV and to help those living with HIV/AIDS. Andrew has a proven pedigree in NGO management and will lead the organisation in developing a fresh strategic direction as we approach the 24th anniversary of AIDS Concern.’

 

For further details, please contact:

 

Mr. Andrew Chidgey, Chief Executive of AIDS Concern

Tel: 2898 4411   Email: andrewchidgey@aidsconcern.org.hk

 

Ms. Irene Lam, Director of Marketing & Communications

Tel: 2898 411       Email: irene@aidsconcern.org.hk

 

AIDS Concern was founded in Hong Kong in 1990 as the city’s first non-governmental charity organization responding to AIDS. Our mission is to keep HIV prevalence in Hong Kong low through targeted prevention and care programmes for vulnerable communities, and to eliminate the stigma attached to people living with HIVAIDS. www.aidsconcern.org.hk