Advocare appoints new CEO

Fri, 25 Aug 2017

Advocare appoints new CEO

Western Australia’s peak elder abuse support agency, Advocare Incorporated, has appointed Diedre Timms to the position of Chief Executive Officer.


Former CEO Greg Mahney retired last month following more than 10 years of service to the organisation.


Ms Timms will commence with Advocare on 18 September and comes to the organisation with significant executive level experience in community care and not for profit organisations.


She has most recently been head of Home and Community Care at Silver Chain and prior to that was Chief Operations Officer at Perth Home Care Services. She has also held senior positions at Aged and Community Services WA, Volunteer Task Force, Australian Red Cross and the South West Aboriginal Medical Service.


Advocare Chair Andrew Schox said Ms Timms was extremely well suited to the role and the organisation.


”Advocare is an active community service organisation supporting and protecting the rights of older people and people with disabilities.


“Diedre’s skills in executive and board level positions as well as in the not for profit and aged care sectors will be a great asset to our team and cause,” he said.


Advocare was recently announced as a funding recipient of the Federal Government’s Older Person Advocacy Network to ensure the rights of older Australians were protected.


In the last financial year Advocare was involved with 941 cases of elder abuse.




Janine Pittaway, Bright Communications, 0418911796,


Helen Grzyb, Advocare, 0411722613,

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