genU is excited to announce the appointment of Clare Amies as CEO, effective from 24 June 2020.

genU Board Chair Stephen Roberts said Ms Amies brought a wealth of experience to the role, following terms as CEO at both WorkSafe Victoria and Western Region Health Centre in Melbourne.

“Clare has had an extensive and highly successful career as a CEO in government statutory authorities and the community health sector, and she’s well known to many in the Geelong community and the local business community,” Mr Roberts said.

“What really impressed the Board about Clare was her absolute alignment with our values, her commitment to the culture that we aspire to, and her passion to improve outcomes for the clients that we serve.”

New genU CEO Clare Amies
New genU CEO Clare Amies

Ms Amies had been serving as an advisor to the Victorian Government’s newly formed Bushfire Recovery Victoria. She was also an Executive with the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety after leaving WorkSafe last year.

“I feel very excited about the opportunity to join an organisation with such a strong history, and particularly an organisation who has been so committed to meeting the goals and aspirations of clients, families and carers,” Ms Amies said.

“genU’s commitment to service excellence was something that was really important to me, as I’ve dedicated my career to working with people from diverse backgrounds, but also with people who have very complex needs.”

Ms Amies replaces Graeme Kelly who has been serving as interim CEO of genU, following the resignation of Mike McKinstry in February 2020.

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