PeakCare wishes to take this opportunity to thank Michael Hogan for his dedication as Director-General for over 6 years, and a lifetime of service to the community in government and non-government roles. Michael’s respectful approach to developing collaborative partnerships across the child protection sector will be a lasting legacy for the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. In our last eNews we acknowledged the appointment of Deidre Mulkerin to the role of Director-General. We wish to congratulate Deidre and look forward to working with her as we continue to serve children and families across Queensland. With Michael Hogan finishing as current Director-General on Friday, 14th February, Rob Seiler will act as Director-General for the interim until Deidre Mulkerin’s commencement on Monday, 24th January.
In other movements in the child protection sector, Dr Leanne Geppert has been appointed to the role of Deputy Commissioner, Programs and Operations Management at Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC). Leanne was most recently Executive Director, Queensland Mental Health Commission where she was instrumental in implementing the Shifting Minds: Queensland’s Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 and Every Life: The Queensland Suicide Prevention Plan.
Mark Henley departs Queensland Council of Social Services after 9 years in the role of CEO. PeakCare welcomes Ms Aimee McVeigh into the role, who will be known to many of you for her tireless work to achieve the Queensland Human Rights Act. We thank Mark for his commitment to the contribution that peak bodies make and look forward to working with Aimee.