Children’s charity Royal Far West confirms retirement of CEO of ten years

Children’s charity Royal Far West confirms retirement of CEO of ten years

by Jason Roberts

March 12, 2021

Royal Far West (RFW), CEO, Lindsay Cane AM, will retire from her role in July after a decade at the helm of the renowned charity. A new CEO will be chosen by the Board after an extensive executive search.


RFW Chair, Joan Treweeke OAM said: “For 10 years, we have had the great privilege of Lindsay’s skilled leadership, strategic and administrative flair, but more importantly, her passionate belief in the mission of Royal Far West. In 2011, we numbered around 90 staff – today, we are 260.”  


“The 96-year old charity’s mission, every day, is to improve the lives of children and families in far-flung parts of NSW and beyond, with a range of specialist clinical and other services that would not otherwise be available to them.” 


“With Lindsay at the helm, RFW has established itself as financially robust, nimble, respected, and acknowledged for its clinical excellence. She has fulfilled her promise to the Board 10 years ago to put RFW on a solid footing for the next 100 years.”


“She has been an articulate, energetic, and tenacious ambassador. She has also been a whirlwind of reform, earning the respect of her Executive Team, Management, Staff, and the Community, and will be greatly missed. We thank her for her service to country kids.” 


Ms Treweeke said although Lindsay was stepping away from her professional career as a full time CEO, she will remain with the organisation through a new role as representative and advocate for the charity in the redevelopment of its waterfront land at Manly.