Andrew Young, the CEO of Starship will be stepping down this month after 12 years of service with Starship. Just received the following note about his replacement from Starship.

I would like to wish Andrew all the best; he has been one of the most inspiring CEO's I have ever met and truly a blessing to Starship. I'm sure where ever he goes and whatever he does, he will bring that same enthusiasm and dedication. Good luck Andrew!

WELCOME TO BRAD CLARK, NEW STARSHIP FOUNDATION CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Clark as the Chief Executive of the Starship Foundation.

Brad was formerly the General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising at CanTeen New Zealand, an organisation which supports young people living with cancer.

In his role as CEO, Brad will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the Starship Foundation; overseeing the fundraising required to keep Starship Children’s Hospital at the forefront of paediatric healthcare in New Zealand; and for maintaining and building on the Foundation’s relationships with its supporters.

"I am excited to join the Starship Foundation and look forward to getting to know its loyal family of supporters. The Starship Foundation is a leader in the not-for-profit industry and I am thankful to Andrew for the outstanding shape the Foundation is in today. It is my challenge now to continue to take it from strength to strength.”

As a new dad to five-week old Kaitlin, Brad says he now has an even more personal appreciation of the healthcare needs of children in New Zealand.

"Brad brings enormous energy, networks and industry experience to the role of CEO," says Starship Foundation Board Chairman Bryan Mogridge. “He has an important job ahead of him to lead the Foundation and continue to build on its significant contribution to making Starship a world-class medical facility.”

Brad replaces Andrew Young, who leaves the Starship Foundation this month after nearly 12 years.