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Re-appointment of Managing Director of Hearing Australia

The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Minister for Government Services, announced today that Mr Kim Terrell has been reappointed as the Managing Director of Hearing Australia.

“Mr Terrell has led Hearing Australia over the past 5 years delivering world leading research and life-changing hearing services for our nation,” Minister Shorten said.

“Kim’s re-appointment means Hearing Australia and the National Acoustic Laboratories will continue to build on their world class reputation, delivering high impact research and quality services that support children and adults living with hearing loss.”

“Kim will also continue the vital work Hearing Australia has been doing over the past four years to improve the ear health and hearing outcomes for First Nations children.”

Kim commenced as Managing Director on 1 September 2018 and has been re-appointed for a further three years from 1 September.

Under his leadership, Hearing Australia has expanded its reach and transformed the lives of over 280,000 children and adults with hearing loss across Australia.

Elizabeth Crouch AM, Chair of Hearing Australia, warmly welcomed Kim’s re-appointment. “Since 2018, Kim has worked tirelessly with the Hearing Australia team and the Board to drive our mission. Hearing Australia has a proud history and is committed to delivering even more value to our clients, to government and to the broader community we serve.”

“I'm honoured to have the opportunity to lead Hearing Australia for a further three years,” Kim said. “Leading such a talented team of dedicated, caring and professional people nationwide makes it easy to deliver the high quality services and support for our clients who rely on us each and every day.”

Prior to joining Hearing Australia, Kim worked as a senior executive within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Human Services, the Attorney-General’s` Department and several other agencies. He played a key role in establishing myGov, the Digital Transformation Office (DTO), the Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA) and CrimTrac. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and is the recipient of four Australia Day awards.


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