Australia's Eros Association Picks New GM

Dec 26, 2015 6:00 AM PST

MELBOURNE — Eros Association, the Australian adult sex industry lobby group, has appointed Rachel Payne to the position of general manager.

The Eros board said it went through a rigorous recruitment process to choose the group’s next GM, who succeeds Alina Tooley.

Payne’s professional experience comprises public sector roles, including the Family Court of Australia, Centrelink and most recently with Fiona Patten in the Victorian Parliament.

Payne has focused on client services, public policy, project management and executive support in her varied roles. Notably, Rachel was selected to be part of a young employees advisory group assisting federal government executives with developing innovative projects and services.

Payne holds a bachelor of arts degree from Newcastle University, majoring in sociology and politics, and a post-graduate certificate in policy and human services from RMIT University. 

“Payne’s passion for burlesque and performance art has seen her perform at many venues across Melbourne, Paris and London, including being part of two sell-out seasons of the ‘Living Museum of Erotic Women,’” the Eros Association said in a release. “Her other interests include fighting censorship, drug law reform, gender, sex and equality.
 
“Rachel is excited to become part of the Eros Association and is looking forward to meeting with and working with you all.”

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