Announces the Appointment of Cameron Cox
as Chief Executive Officer of SWOP
SWOP Board President Opiferum today announced that Cameron Cox has been appointed by the Board of SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
The recruitment process for a new SWOP CEO began on 12 May 2015 when the current CEO Kylie Tattersall tendered her resignation. Candidates were scrutinized by an independent selection panel whose recommendations were considered by the SWOP Board and then approved at the June 2015 SWOP Board meeting.
Cameron has been a sex worker for most of his life and has worked in a range of sex work settings, locations and situations. Cameron comes to SWOP with vast experience and knowledge and unwavering commitment.
He has frontline business management experience; experience of NGO’s at Board level and has previously been involved in the leadership of sex worker organisations. Cameron has just completed two and a half years as Male Project Officer at SWOP; a period in which he more than doubled project engagement figures. He recently resigned from the position of elected Male Representative to Scarlet Alliance in order to devote his full time and energy to SWOP as CEO.
On behalf of the members, staff and Board of SWOP Opiferum thanked outgoing CEO Kylie Tattersall for her hard work and dedication in guiding SWOP through the process of becoming an independent organisation, whilst at the same time significantly increasing organisational efficiency and morale and strengthening direction and purpose.
Cameron takes up the CEO position on 1st July 2015 which is also the first anniversary of SWOP becoming an independent organisation.
SWOP looks to the future with great confidence whilst acknowledging all those who throughout and prior to SWOP’s history fought so hard to get us to where we are now, and at this time most especially our outgoing CEO Kylie Tattersall.
Please join us in welcoming our new CEO, who will lead SWOP through this, our next chapter as an independent sex worker led organisation.
Full text of the SWOP President's Announcement can be viewed and downloaded here
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