New chairman at Southcare
JOHN Dodman, who enjoyed a successful career in the banking and finance industry before retirement, is the new chairman of Southcare.
The Manning-based not-for-profit organisation has been providing caring services to residents of the City of South Perth since 1982.
Former chairman John Hardwick retired in October after seven years in the role.
A former South Perth mayor, Mr Hardwick oversaw Southcare’s revenue almost double, total assets increase from $1.6 million to $7.9 million and net assets increase from $1.2 million to $7.1 million.
Southcare was able to provide increased homecare package services to seniors, extra support for emergency relief and financial counselling and assistance to local Aboriginal families in need.
Mr Dodman has served on the Southcare board for three years and future plans include building affordable housing for seniors on the Southcare site in Manning.
“My role will be to lead Southcare through the current and ongoing reforms in aged care ensuring that Southcare remains relevant and responsive to these and the ever-changing external community needs and environment we now live in,” Mr Dodman said.
“Good governance and composition of the Southcare board will help an effective team make decisions to ensure our mission will continue for another 30 years and beyond.”
Southcare chairman John Dodman (left) with John Hardwick.