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Uniting Wimmera in search for new leader

Wendy Sturgess, Wimmera Uniting Care CEO.

Wendy Sturgess, Wimmera Uniting Care CEO.

Uniting Wimmera executive officer Wendy Sturgess will finish her role with the organisation on Monday.

“All good things must come to an end. After almost three years the time is right for me to pursue other opportunities,” she said.

“Since I moved into this role I have gained a deep understanding of and respect for the unique circumstances of life in rural and remote Victoria. I am proud of the work that we have done here at Uniting Wimmera in supporting vulnerable and marginalised people.

“I genuinely thank the community for welcoming Max and I with open arms. People have been so welcoming and kind which has made our time here memorable. When the time comes, it will be with heavy hearts that we move on and I would encourage other professionals to consider coming to live and work here.”

Ms Sturgess said a highlight of her work was her involvement with the Wimmera and Southern Mallee Regional Partnership, which presented opportunities to not only advocate for more community services, but other projects such as infrastructure and technology.

She said she felt confident she was leaving Uniting Wimmera in good hands, with a strong and committed leadership team.

Josh Koenig will step into an acting executive officer role during a search for a replacement.

Ms Sturgess said Mr Koenig was a natural fit for the interim role, having been with the organisation for more than 10 years and considering his experience working with the community as a Horsham councillor.

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Posted on Sep 25 2018

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