The CatholicCare Victoria board has announced the appointment of Agnes Sheehan as its inaugural chief executive officer, effective January 1.
Ms Sheehan has had a career spanning more than 20 years as an executive in the information and communications technology industry, and 12 years as non-executive director in the health sector. She is recognised as an effective and strategic leader, delivering organisational integration, transformation and growth, primarily within large enterprises.
She has worked with the Melbourne Archdiocese since May 2019 on a number of strategic transformation projects and most recently, she led the Sharing Mission Project which culminated in the historic merger of Centacare Ballarat, CatholicCare Melbourne and Gippsland and CatholicCare Sandhurst to become CatholicCare Victoria Limited.
“It has been a privilege to work with the Bishops of Victoria to bring the Catholic social services organisations together as CatholicCare Victoria,” Ms Sheehan said. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Board and staff to grow our capacity and capability to meet the ever-growing need to support the most disadvantaged in our various communities across the state.”
Ms Sheehan is highly engaged with the Australian Catholic community and, in November 2018, was appointed a Lieutenant of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
CatholicCare Victoria chair John Sheldon congratulated Ms Sheehan on her appointment.
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