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AHCSA announces management restructure

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14 November 2023

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Board wishes to announce a reorganisation of its senior leadership team.

This month sees the departure of Chief Executive Officer Shane Mohor and General Manager, Operations Debra Stead. Shane has been with AHCSA since 2010, and has been CEO since October 2015; Debra has been with AHCSA since 2016 in a variety of roles before announcing her intention to leave the position of GM Operations in August this year.  Both have now departed from the organisation and we wish them well. Their tenures represent an enormous commitment to the cause of Aboriginal health in South Australia and we thank them and their families for their many years of service and many nights away from home.

The AHCSA Board is pleased to confirm that the position of Caretaker CEO has been offered to and accepted by Patrick Moriarty, Managing Partner of Strategic Australia Communications (SAC). Since 2018 Patrick has provided ongoing governance advice and support to numerous agencies dealing in the not-for-profit sector, and is a former Executive Director of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) where he led and managed the development of the organisation's training and advisory services arm. Patrick is an ASQA accredited trainer, holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing, and was recently appointed as an independent director of Urapuntja Aboriginal Health Centre based approximately 300km North East of Alice Springs.

The AHCSA Board is excited by the opportunity presented by this transition and Patrick's appointment. Moreover, the Board is glad that a Caretaker CEO of Patrick's calibre has been found externally to AHCSA and its network, enabling the organisation to deliver on its strategic priorities of compliance, governance, and structural review - including 360-degree feedback from staff and members, and the selection and appointment of a full-time permanent CEO - in an environment of transparency and impartiality.

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