On behalf of the State Council, I have great pleasure in announcing that Kate Johnson has agreed to commence as CEO, MND Victoria – to fill Rod Harris’s rather large shoes.
Kate has enjoyed over 20 years’ experience in leadership and the strategic development of not for-profit organisations. Kate’s current role is General Manager of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria (Service Development) where, for the past 18 months, she has led a large team of employees and volunteers. Kate has been able to develop and coordinate a number of effective and targeted support programs by focussing on the use of partnerships, collaborating with other St Vincent de Paul Society associations in other states and through community engagement.
Kate’s previous role was at Carers Victoria—as GM of Carer and Community Services where she had the overall responsibility for service delivery and improvement across all Carers Victoria’s services.
Amongst many other tasks, Kate led transformational change of the organisation in order to respond to the challenges (and opportunities) presented by reforms in the Aged, Disability and Mental Health sectors.
Kate has a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Genetics and Psychology), a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and is moving towards the completion of her MBA/ Masters of Leadership studies.
We look forward to Kate commencing at MND Victoria on Tuesday 23rd April and are very grateful for Rod’s flexibility in offering a two week overlap in order to provide Kate with the opportunity to gain a little of Rod’s vast experience from his time with MND Victoria.
David Lamperd, President
MND Victoria State Council
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