The Catholic Bishops of Victoria are pleased to announce the appointments to the Board of CatholicCare Victoria, including the appointment of Mr John Sheldon as inaugural Chair.
John Sheldon has served as the Chair of the CatholicCare Melbourne/Gippsland Board since February 2015 and is a highly experienced senior executive, mentor and coach having worked in the professional services/advisory market for over thirty years with Touche Ross and KPMG in Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific. John’s experience covers a wide range of industry sectors. John currently is a founding partner in the Executive and Board Search and Assessment firm, Sheldon Harris.
'I am very humbled and honoured to be appointed to Chair of this exciting new venture,' said Mr Sheldon.
'I look forward to working across the State of Victoria as we look to expand our services to the most disadvantaged and marginalised in our community and I am excited at the breadth and depth of talent within our organisation to make this happen.'
Joining John Sheldon on the CatholicCare Victoria Board are:
The inaugural members of the CatholicCare Victoria Board bring an immense wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to the new organisation. They will provide strategy, leadership and governance to steer CatholicCare Victoria to excellence as a provider of care for the disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised in our community.
The Board appointments are another step forward in the landmark merging of the social service agencies of the Victorian dioceses, following the signing of the Transition Agreement by the Victorian Bishops on 8 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021, Centacare Ballarat, CatholicCare Melbourne/Gippsland and CatholicCare Sandhurst will merge to form a new entity. CatholicCare Victoria will draw on a combined 184 years of experience in delivering excellence in a broad range of child, family and community services. It will operate from 20 office locations and a further 107 delivery sites, including offices in Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Shepparton and a footprint that extends to all corners of Victoria.
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