Leadership change at Rocky Bay
It was the end of an era for Mosman Park disability services provider Rocky Bay last month, with chairman Graham McHarrie announcing his resignation from the board after seven years of service.
Mr McHarrie chaired the finance and audit committee before being appointed as board chair in 2013.
He said it had been an honour and a pleasure to represent Rocky Bay as chair for the past five years and he was humbled by the opportunity.
“The work being undertaken by Rocky Bay is absolutely inspiring and it has been a privilege to work alongside such a passionate and dedicated board and wider staff,” he said.
“As Rocky Bay enters this next era, I feel this is the right time to step aside and allow for a new wave of leadership to guide the organisation.
“I wish Rocky Bay all the best for the future and I end my term confident that it is very well placed to meet the challenges and thrive in the period ahead.”
The board voted deputy chair Susan Male in as chair, with immediate effect, and Chris Ryan was announced as the new deputy.
Ms Male is Rocky Bay’s longest-serving board member and has held the role of deputy chair since 2012.
Trained originally as an occupational therapist, she is experienced in strategic consulting and executive management.