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  • CEO of Advocare to step down
  • Benetas announces new and departing board members

CEO of Advocare to step down

Greg Mahney

Advocare CEO Greg Mahney will retire this month after more than 10 years in the role, the advocacy organisation for older people in Western Australia has announced.

During his tenure Mr Mahney served as CEO, chair for the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and was a part of several advisory groups for government.

“I’ve been privileged to lead a very important service that has helped the most vulnerable people in our community,” Mr Mahney said.

Advocare chairperson Andrew Schox said Mr Mahney led the way to transition from a state-based aged care advocacy service to an organisation that is highly respected nationally.

“It was his visionary approach and determination to pursue projects that helped fulfil the organisation’s mission and become recognised nationally” said Mr Schox.

He said Mr Mahney played a key role in the formation of the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN).

OPAN, the network of nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to older people receiving or seeking aged care, was appointed in July to run the commonwealth’s new national advocacy program.

Advocare is currently recruiting for a new CEO and has appointed board member Dr Helen Gryzb as deputy CEO in the interim.

Dr Gryzb has stepped down from the board to take on the acting CEO role.

Benetas announces new and departing board members

Archdeacon Helen Phillips

Anglican not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas has appointed Helen Phillips, vicar of Mornington and Mount Martha Anglican Church and archdeacon of Frankston, to its board of 10 directors.

Archdeacon Phillips has over twenty years’ experience in governance, management, training and leadership in the church and educational institutions in Victoria and Queensland.

She is a member of the Council of the Dioceses of Melbourne and Balcombe Grammar School Council.

Acting CEO Chris Karagiannis said Archdeacon Phillips’ appointment was reflective of Benetas’ commitment to strengthening relationships within the Anglican community while sharpening its strategic focus within the changing context of aged care.

Also this year, Benetas has appointed new board member Helen Bloustein, who has experience in investment management, superannuation and best-practice approaches to sustainability management and reporting.

And it has farewelled the Right Reverend Dr Bradly Billings, after six years of service, the provider reported.

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