Vale Malcolm Leech
Former Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) Board Member and previous President of Positive Life NSW, Malcolm Leech has passed away. Leech succumbed to his battle with cancer on Friday September 20 at the Sacred Heart Hospice in Darlinghurst. He was 57.
A longstanding advocate for the LGBTI community and people living with HIV AIDs, Leech remained active in the community until illness forced him to retire from his position as President and Board member of Positive Life in late 2012.
In a statement Positive Life described Leech as a highly experienced community board member and manager in the field of performing arts with a passion to improve outcomes for people with HIV.
“Positive Life NSW benefited from his passion, energy, and generous input of time, experience, patience, humour and wisdom.”
Leech also served on the Board of BGF from 2008-2010 and was described by those that knew him as a powerful and passionate advocate for people living with HIV.
BGF Chief Executive Officer, David Riddell, paid tribute to Leech’s years with BGF and his time as president of Positive Life saying
"Everyone at BGF is saddened to hear of the passing of Malcolm Leech, and he will be dearly and sadly missed.
"Although we grieve now for the loss of Malcolm, I know everyone in the BGF community will forever celebrate all he brought to us as a Board Member, and for all he did as a passionate advocate for people living with HIV.”
SX would like to extend our condolences to Malcolm Leech’s friends and loved ones at this sad time.