Body Positive (BP) have announced CEO Bruce Kilmister will retire at the end of the year.

“Bruce’s first involvement in BP was so long ago that no records are available to confirm exactly when that was,” BP Chairman Ashley Barratt tells us.

In the late nineties, Kilmister became chairman of the board of BP and held that position for nearly six years before taking on the permanent position of CEO.


“Bruce has built the organisation up to provide an extensive range of services and facilities for People living with HIV/AIDS today,” says Barratt.

From a small office that BP shared with the Burnett Centre, it has grown to fill an entire building. Kilmister also managed the expansion of the organisation’s services to Wellington in 2013.

“Bruce is to be acknowledged for BP becoming a respected charitable trust, with a reputation for providing professional support and advocacy for people living with HIV throughout Aotearoa.”

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