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Michael Fitzpatrick takes on Executive Officer role

With John Dart retiring from his role on a gradual basis, Michael Fitzpatrick from Australia has been appointed as the new Executive Officer and is quickly settling into the role.

A word from our new Executive Officer: "I have been involved in DEBRA Australia and DEBRA International to support people living with EB, like my son Connor, for a number of years.” Read more During this time I have been fortunate to take on a number of volunteer roles at a national and international level. My initial areas of focus will be good governance, project delivery and sound planning. I look forward to working with our member countries, the Executive Committee and staff to continue the development of DEBRA International."

We can never thank John enough for the commitment and passion he has shown over the years and for his understated but determined leadership. We are glad that he will remain involved with DEBRA and his high-level involvement in EURORDIS will continue to reap benefits for DEBRA and for people living with EB.

I would like to warmly welcome Michael to his new role and wish him the very best of luck in his plans to bring DEBRA International from strength to strength.

Rainer Riedl, President of DEBRA International and Chairman of DEBRA Austria

Portrait of Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick, new Executive Officer of DEBRA International