David Kernohan appointed CEO of the WA AIDS Council

The WA AIDS Council have announced David Kernohan will join the organisation as their new Chief Executive.

Kernohan has held senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia for over 20 years, most recently as CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA).

The chair of the WA AIDS Council, Asanka Gunasekera, said the organsiation had undertaken an extensive recruitment process to find their new CEO and were delighted that Kernohan would lead the organisation.

“The Board and staff of the WA AIDS Council are delighted to welcome David to the role,” Gunasekera said, “and we look forward to a bright future working together to improve the sexual health of Western Australians, reduce HIV transmissions and support those living with HIV.”

Kernohan has qualifications in Law (LLB Murdoch University), a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Edith Cowan University, and Mental Health Nursing (Graylands Hospital).

Prior to working in the community legal sector, he worked in the community services sector with people who were homeless and had complex needs linked to drug, alcohol and mental health issues.

Gunasekera also thanked Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe for standing in as Interim CEO following the sudden passing of former CEO Andrew Burry.

OIP Staff


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