Message from the Ladder Chairman

Ladder appoints a new CEO

The Board of Ladder, the youth homelessness organisation established and supported by AFL Players, is pleased to announce Elisabeth Tuckey as the new Ladder CEO.

Chairman of the Board, and AFLPA CEO, Paul Marsh said today that “Elisabeth comes to Ladder with a wealth of experience in both the not for profit and government sectors and is in a great position to drive Ladder’s growth throughout the country, delivering high quality services to young people facing significant challenges, including homelessness.”

Before joining Ladder, Elisabeth was a member of the executive team at headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation for five years, playing a pivotal role in shaping headspace as it grew from 30 centres to 83 nationally; Elisabeth was also responsible for developing and implementing a five-year community relations, corporate partnership and engagement strategy. Directly prior to headspace, Elisabeth was the Head of Communications with the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund.

Elisabeth said, “I am looking forward to joining Ladder at this exciting time with growth and expansion on the horizon. To be able to make a lasting and positive change in the lives of young people who have experienced homelessness is a great honour and something I am looking forward to doing with the Ladder team.”

Paul Marsh said “Mark Bolton leaves Ladder in a very strong position, with 14 disciplined, innovative and passionate staff, programs in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Geelong, and 3 new major initiatives which will see growth in service delivery in Regional Victoria, and in areas in the northern States.

“The Board is sad to lose Mark, but understands his desire to move to new challenges, and thanks him for his part in working with us to find a new CEO. We wish him and his family all the very best for their future,” Mr. Marsh said.