Mai-Wel welcomes new CEO

Mai-Wel welcomes new CEO

Mai-Wel has been connecting people with possibilities for over 60 years.

As the organisation continues to embark on their journey to providing support and services to young people and people with disability, they have announced a new leadership era as 2023 ends.

Among a strong field of applicants, Mai-Wel has appointed John Cleary as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

John is incredibly passionate to support the most vulnerable in our community. John has had an extensive career in the not-for-profit sector, working as CEO and Executive across the disability, aged care and education sector.

He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Mai-Wel team.

Another leadership announcement includes a congratulations to Felicity Laczina (Chief of Corporate Services, The Mutual Bank) as she has been appointed Chair of the Mai-Wel Board.

“Firstly, we would like to thank the outgoing CEO Lynne Graham for her tremendous contribution to Mai-Wel over the past five years,” Felicity said.

“Lynne’s commitment to the organisation and the people supported were second to none. Her leadership led Mai-Wel through a time like no other, which included but not limited to fires, floods and a pandemic.

“The Mai-Wel reputation attracted a large pool of accomplished leaders to apply for this position, however thanks to the Hunter Recruitment Group, we are excited to welcome John Cleary.

“Not only for his extensive experience in the sector, but his drive and passion to help those without a voice to be heard.”

As they enter their 64th year of operation, Mai-Wel are gearing up to provide further innovative employment solutions and disability services.

IMAGE | Felicity and John supporting the International Day of People with Disability event hosted at the Maitland Basketball Stadium, Friday 1 December.

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