With shock and great sadness, the WA AIDS Council advises of the passing of Chief Executive Officer Andrew Burry. Andrew suffered a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Taiwan on Saturday March 25.
Andrew served as CEO at the Council for over four years, held the position of Vice President for the Australian Federation of AIDS Councils, was formally General Manager of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT and also worked at the Victorian AIDS Council. Andrew was an active and significant contributor to the HIV response in Australia whose knowledge, expertise and experience will be sorely missed.
The WA AIDS Council’s Murray Street office will be closed for two days, Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March. Services for clients, with the exception of the Murray Street Needle and Syringe Exchange Program, will not be affected. The Council remains committed to the well being of clients and people living with HIV.
The Board of the Council are considering interim arrangements and further announcements are expected in coming days.
The Council would like to extend our sympathies to Andrew’s loved ones, and ask for the respect of their privacy at this time.