Mission Australia announces new CEO

A new year and a new CEO for Mission Australia — Sharon Callister. Ms Callister…

A new year and a new CEO for Mission Australia — Sharon Callister. Ms Callister has extensive experience managing large service delivery organisations, especially with a focus on aged care.

While CEO of The Salvation Army, Ms Callister oversaw the development of residential services and retirement villages. Similarly, while CEO at Anglican Health Care Group, Ms Callister managed the delivery of residential care and community care packages.

“I am humbled, delighted and thrilled to be joining Mission Australia,” said Ms Callister in a statement. “Throughout my career, I have been committed to serving those who are most vulnerable in our community to make real impactful changes to their lives, so that they can thrive.”

Established in 1859, Mission Australia helps vulnerable older people who are currently homeless or living in sub-standard accommodation.

Ms Callister, who joined Mission Australia on 22 February, will take over from outgoing chief James Toomey in March.

Main image: Sharon Callister

This story first appeared in Australian Ageing Agenda.

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