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Anglicare Sydney Chair Greg Hammond OAM to retire

NewsMarch 21, 2024

The Board of Anglicare Sydney today announces that current Chair since July 2016, Mr Greg Hammond OAM, will retire around the time of Synod, September 2024, to ensure a smooth transition period with a new Chair, yet to be confirmed.

Mr Hammond led the Board through the formation of Anglicare Sydney following the merger of Anglican Retirement Villages and the Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society.

He also steered the organisation through a period of significant reform and helped to secure the financial sustainability of an organisation with a legacy spanning more than 165 years.

Under his leadership, Anglicare Sydney has grown into the largest provider of retirement living in Sydney and a leading provider of aged care and community services to older Australians and families and children in need.

Mr Hammond said, “It has been a privilege and a blessing to be Chair of Anglicare Sydney and support its important work in the community.

“Anglicare Sydney is well placed to face the future under the leadership of our CEO, Simon Miller, and the time is right for me to step back and serve the Diocese in other roles, as well as pursuing professional and personal interests. I will remain a strong supporter of Anglicare and thank all our employees for their dedication to serve those in their care and in our communities,” said Mr Hammond.

Anglicare Sydney CEO, Mr Simon Miller, paid tribute to Mr Hammond’s contribution and support.

“Greg has made an outstanding contribution to Anglicare during his nearly eight years as Chair. His commitment to our vision, mission and values has been a great encouragement to the Board, our Executive, and our organisation as we serve people in need, enrich lives, and share the love of Jesus.

“During his time as Chair, Greg increased and broadened the focus on mission and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This has included increasing the impact of Anglicare’s work and mission into regional NSW through the merger with Anglicare New England and North West in 2018.

“We are thankful for his dedication to the organisation and prayerful support, as well as his continued wisdom and leadership as he seeks to facilitate a smooth transition for Anglicare at a time of exciting strategic direction and significant reform for the sector,” said Mr Miller.

The Board has commenced a search process considering both internal and external candidates. The Right Reverend Gary Koo, Board member of Anglicare Sydney and Bishop of Western Sydney, is chairing the selection panel.


Lauren White, Head of Communications

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