Earlier this year, we announced the Catholic Archdiocese's commissioning of a review of the future governance and operational arrangements for Marymead and CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn. As Canberra and its surrounding region continues to grow and the community and social services sector continues to change significantly, we need to ensure our organisations can continue to maximise growth opportunities, build capabilities and ensure our ongoing sustainability.
Today, with the full support of the boards, CEO's and executives of both Marymead and CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn, we can confirm the following recommendations:
- The bringing together of the two agencies, creating one new agency, named Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn.
- The establishment of a new leadership structure with the appointment of Anne Kirwan as Group CEO (pictured) and the appointment of Tracey Hall (Marymead) and Lisa Higginson (CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn) as Group Deputy CEO's.
- The establishment of a new governing structure.
- Frontline services for Marymead and CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn are unaffected, delivered by existing staff, benefiting from shared support services.
Thank you to those who provided feedback during this review process. Your honest and supportive input has contributed to an informed decision which best suits the needs of those most vulnerable across our communities.
This is an exciting time for Marymead and CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn as two organisations with incredible histories come together to deliver our existing contracts whilst building on new opportunities to take us in to the future.
Please note: The above review recommendations have been approved for commencement. Should you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.