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Vic largest community services organisation announces leadership changes

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The appointment of Silvia Alberti to the Executive General Manager, Operations role, effective Monday, finalises the  Executive General Manager appointments for Uniting Vic.Tas.

Bronwyn Pike, Chair of the Board of Uniting, said this new role will lead the organisation to further work on developing a consistent operational approach that prioritises impact for consumers and local communities.

“We are delighted that Silvia, who has a wonderful breadth of experience in the government and community sectors, has moved into this role,”Pike said.

With 25 entities, there have been a number of examples of early success for Uniting. According to Pike, they have ensured continued service delivery across the two states through the first phase. They have achieved organisation-wide accreditation, and new grants and contracts have allowed expanded service delivery.

“Importantly, we have embedded a strategic vision and direction for Uniting that prioritises the most vulnerable in our community as we look to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice,” he said

Our executive and wider leadership team are absolutely committed to continuing the provision of responsive, quality services to clients and communities through this transition.

As part of the leadership changes, Paul Linossier, CEO of Uniting, has advised the Board that this is the right time for him to step aside and to transition the organisation to a new CEO over the next six months.

“Paul took on the role of CEO of Uniting in August 2016. At that point, the way through this unprecedented undertaking, bringing together so many entities, was both exciting and challenging. Having successfully navigated those uncertainties and established a strong and stable organisation,” Pike said.

Pike added that the board is enormously grateful to Paul for the energy, capability and vision he has dedicated to the task of steering Uniting through its early years. “His experience of leading community organisations, including a long history with the Uniting Church, has laid a solid foundation that will serve Uniting well in the next phase of its development,” he said.

Key to implementing the priorities for the next three years is consolidation of the Executive team to lead the next tranche of Uniting’s future.


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