The APRA and AMCOS boards have announced that long-standing CEO Brett Cottle will step down from the role in June 2018.
APRA chair Jenny Morris said:
“After 27 years leading the organisation we quite understand why Brett has reached the point where he is keen to pursue other priorities in life. He will nevertheless be missed enormously by the boards, management, staff and membership of APRA AMCOS.”
In a statement to APRA AMCOS staff Cottle said that he would leave with some sadness but enormous optimism about the future of the organisation, noting that 2017 financial results would again be at a record level. Having worked for both societies for over 40 years he noted that nobody is really entitled to such good fortune in their working lives.
While Cottle will continue in the CEO role for the next 12 months, the APRA and AMCOS boards have announced the appointment of the international recruiting firm Odgers Berndtson to undertake the search for a new CEO.