Date Posted: 26/05/2021
Anglicare CEO Grant Millard calls time on a career of service and distinction
The Chairman of not-for-profit community services and aged care provider Anglicare Sydney has today announced that their long-term CEO Grant Millard has expressed his desire to retire from his current role at an effective date towards the end of his current contract.
In an announcement simultaneously shared with executives and staff of Anglicare Sydney, Chairman Greg Hammond OAM revealed that the Board had accepted Mr Millard’s decision to retire as CEO.
“It is with justifiable sadness that I announce that we have accepted Grant’s decision to retire as CEO and to commence a succession plan to take Anglicare Sydney into the next phase of its strategy”, said Mr Hammond in a statement to staff.
Grant Millard shared his thoughts with staff in a brief statement: “This coming August marks a completion of ten years as Chief Executive Officer for me at Anglicare. That ten years has been a remarkable period of growth and change, noting a five year period before and five years since the merger of Anglican Retirement Villages and Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society in July 2016. I have always believed that a tenure of ten years would be a good period for the leadership of Anglicare”.
Mr Hammond praised Mr Millard for his service and leadership over his term as CEO. “Grant’s passion is for servant leadership. His strength in faith is absolute. His humility, compassion, and commitment to serving our clients have guided Anglicare Sydney through some bountiful times and also some challenging times.”
“Grant’s skill, knowledge and wisdom have been critical to a successful partnership with the Board and the senior leadership team. I am grateful that the fruit of this partnership has provided Anglicare Sydney with very capable leadership and a strong foundation to continue to increase our presence in areas of greatest need.”
“There will be appropriate moments to give thanks for Grant’s substantial contribution and demonstrate our gratitude for Grant’s service at some point in the future.”
Anglicare will commence a search for a new CEO, a process that is envisaged to take several months. The Board is committed to undertaking an extensive recruitment process for a new CEO and has engaged Mr Malcolm Duncan of The Insight Group to assist in the process. It is intended that a transition period will take place with a new CEO installed by early 2022.
About Anglicare Sydney:
Anglicare Sydney has cared for the vulnerable and housed senior Australians for over 160 years across two world wars, two pandemics, and numerous economic recessions and depressions. We are a Christian non-for-profit that has cared for vulnerable people and seniors for over 160 years.
With an annual turnover of over $300-400 million, Anglicare Sydney employs over 4,000 people and welcomes the support of 2,300 volunteers. Anglicare Sydney operates across the Anglican Diocese of Sydney – Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, the Illawarra, Norfolk Island and the Shoalhaven – and the Anglican Diocese of Armidale.
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