Changing of the guard at Warrigal

The NSW aged care provider has announced a new CEO following the retirement of Ian Wilson.

Mark Sewell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Warrigal Care following the retirement of Ian Wilson who led the organisation for 11 years.

During his tenure, Mr Wilson implemented a significant re-development program for the not-for-profit organisation.

The Chairman of the organisation’s board, Alan Hardy praised Mr Wilson for his achievements.

“Ian Wilson has brought stability, maturity and sound leadership to the organisation,” he said.

 “He came to us at a critical time and established a new and impressive senior management team.”

Mr Hardy added that Mr Sewell – the organisation’s former Deputy CEO – had also been a key driver of change.

Mr Sewell has qualifications in management and the social sciences and is a director on the boards of several community organisations.

He also has more than 25 years experience working in human services, firstly as a carer then as a care manager in the areas of youth and family work, disability services and aged care.

“I have a fundamental belief in the need for human service organisations to be continually reformed into stronger business entities” said Mr Sewell. 

“I believe carers, and care service managers, can make the changes needed if they are assisted by supportive corporate and business systems.”

Mr Wilson has confirmed that he will stay on as the President of Aged and Community Services NSW & ACT.

“I so loved working in aged care,” he said. “There is so much more you can give and I am happy to stay on and be part of it. It’s a privilege. 

“If you are 65 and in good spirits then there’s no reason not to keep contributing.”

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