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Long-time CEO of Advocare set to retire

Mon, 31 Jul 2017

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Greg Mahney, CEO of Advocare will retire at the beginning of August after more than 10 years of service.

Mr Mahney’s decision to retire caps a remarkable career of outstanding leadership.

Advocare’s Chairperson of the Board, Andrew Schox, noted that Mr Mahney led the way to transition from a state-based aged care advocacy service to an organisation that is highly respected nationally.

“It was his visionary approach and determination to pursue projects that helped fulfil the organisation’s mission and become recognised nationally” said Mr Schox.

During his tenure he served as CEO, Chair for the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and was a part of numerous advisory groups for government.

“I’ve been privileged to lead a very important service that has helped the most vulnerable people in our community” said Mr Mahney.

“Over the years we have helped thousands of older people maintain their rights and quality of life” he added.

In addition to ensuring high quality advocacy and financial stability, Mr Mahney was also the moving force behind a partnership with a legal service, the establishment of the WA Elder Abuse Helpline and hosting a national conference.

As a result, Advocare has developed an outstanding team that is focused on creating outstanding customer service, creating quality resources to support the aged care sector and improving the capacity of aged care workers, all of which has cemented the organisation as a peak award-winning aged care agency in Western Australia.

Recently, Mr Mahney also played a key role in the formation of the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) which is a new national entity to make sure Australia’s older population is adequately represented in the area of aged care complaints.

Mr Mahney is an Emeritus Fellow of the Association of Tertiary Education Management, a current Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Justice of the Peace, and a nationally accredited mediator.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Sociology, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy.

The Board of Directors thank Mr Mahney for his commitment and wish him well on his retirement.

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