Chief Executive Officer
Louise has over 30 years' experience in marketing, sales and communication. Louise joined the Starlight Board in 2009 and since then Starlight has experience significant growth in program delivery and fundraising.
Louise was a member of the Sydney board of Leo Burnett Connaghan and May Advertising, NFPOnline Pty Ltd (the holding company for Livewire) and was founding partner of Brave New World Advertising. Louise has 14 years' experience at Starlight and has been Chief Executive since June 2009. Since Louise returned as CEO Starlight has been awarded AON Hewitt Best Employer accreditation, is in the top 20 in Australia's Great Places to Work and #1 most reputable charity brand supporting children & young people.
In November 2015 Louise was acknowledged by CEO Magazine as Australia's NFP Executive of the Year.
*Australian Financial Review, 12 September 2014
It's the amazing and life-changing impact on seriously ill children and their families that is a constant source of inspiration for Starlight. Our Starlight programs bring these children and their family's moments of happiness, joy and hope through positive distraction and support. Starlight Express Rooms provide the whole family an environment where they can come together. Starlight cannot do any of this without the generosity of all our supporters.Louise Baxter, CEO of Starlight
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