New chair­man at Southcare

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning -

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.

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