OH NSW has a new president, Dr Shirleene Robinson. Dr Robinson is an historian and Associate Professor at Macquarie University. She is passionate about oral history and the histories of Australian LGBTIQ people and their contribution to our society. She has published many books, including the co-authored Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution. She is also the President of Sydney's Pride History Group. In 2017, The Conversation named Shirleene as one of Australia's top fifty thinkers.
Departing president Anisa Puri has stepped down as she is relocating to Melbourne. Her calm efficiency, capable management and vision for meeting the needs of the expanding OH NSW community will be greatly missed. In a letter to OH NSW members she writes 'It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve as Oral History NSW's President, and to work with our active, vibrant and diverse oral history community in New South Wales and the ACT. I wish each of you, and the organisation, every success in the future.'