Date Posted: 11/11/2021
Anglicare Sydney selects new CEO
The Chairman of the Anglican Community Services (trading as Anglicare and Anglicare Sydney) Board, Mr Greg Hammond OAM has today announced the appointment of Mr Simon Miller as the next CEO, commencing in February 2022.
It is a significant moment in Anglicare’s over 160-year history, and the culmination of a rigorous recruitment process.
Mr Miller is currently a Managing Director and Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and has over 14 years’ experience in advising the Boards, CEOs and Executives of Australia’s top companies on strategy, growth, digital transformation, AI and advanced analytics, and M&A.
He is married to Naomi and they have two teenage children. He is a member of the Christ Church Inner West Anglican Community and worships at St John’s Ashfield.
The recruitment process was undertaken by a Board committee assisted by Mr Malcolm Duncan of executive search company The Insight Group. The Board committee also worked closely with Archbishop Kanishka Raffel throughout the selection process.
“The leadership of this organisation is one of the key positions of responsibility and trust in the Diocese, and I’m just so thankful to God for the way He has led the Board through this selection process, and the wonderful news of the appointment of Simon,” said Archbishop Raffel.
Recruitment for the role began in June 2021, after the current CEO Grant Millard informed the Board of his intention to retire after serving Anglicare for 10 years.
Mr Hammond commented on the high standard of applicants, noting that the expressions of interest included a number from remarkable Christian men and women.
Mr Miller was ultimately selected because of his personal alignment to Anglicare’s vision, mission and values, his strategic business acumen, his extensive experience in people management and his capacity to lead and motivate the organisation towards its strategic goals.
Mr Miller expressed a firm commitment to Anglicare’s history and an excited anticipation for the challenges and new prospects in its future.
“Anglicare is an organisation that has such a wonderful history. 160 plus years of serving the city for Christ…that history, that richness, is deeply attractive to me.
“But I also think that it’s the future. The way that we can continue to deepen and extend the way we love the city in the name of Christ is really exciting, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge and opportunity of doing that. And those things together – that history and that future – are why I’m really attracted to Anglicare.”
It is Mr Miller’s Christian faith that will ultimately shape his approach to the role.
“When you think of Jesus’ words to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as yourself, Jesus thinks about that as an integrated whole.
“I think part of what I bring to Anglicare is wanting to live that out, and really love the Lord my God and love neighbour as self. And I think Anglicare is a wonderful place to do that.”
Most recently, Mr Miller has led BCG’s artificial intelligence and advanced analytics business across the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to his current role, his career included positions as First Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Deputy Director-General at the Department of Water and Energy, Policy Director to the Premier of NSW and Chief of Staff to the Treasurer of NSW. Early in his career Simon was also Executive Officer for the Social Issues Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
Mr Miller holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), and a Master of Public Affairs and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. He is currently studying a Master of Divinity through Ridley College.
Mr Miller’s experience, qualifications and personal attributes equip him to lead the continued development of Anglicare’s Christian mission and to pursue established strategic goals in community services, affordable housing, aged care and retirement living.
Additionally, his significant experience in government positions will be a valuable asset as Anglicare partners with government in many areas of service delivery and operates in an environment of increased legislative regulation.
Mr Miller will commence as CEO on 7 February 2022. There will be a short handover period between Mr Miller and Mr Millard.
Mr Hammond thanked 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.”
Early in 2022 there will be occasions for the Anglicare community to celebrate the many achievements of Mr Millard’s decade-long tenure as CEO and thank him for his contributions.
About Anglicare Sydney:
Anglicare Sydney is a Christian non-for-profit that 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.
With an annual turnover of over $400 million, Anglicare Sydney employs over 4,000 people and welcomes the support of over 1,800 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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