8 October 2015 | General Interest
SNAICC National Executive member Tim Ireland has been appointed CEO of the Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec).
A Bundjalung man from New South Wales, Mr Ireland makes the transition to CEO having served as AbSec Deputy CEO for the past year and acting CEO for the past 9 months.
AbSec is recognised as the peak NSW Aboriginal organisation providing child protection and out-of-home care policy advice on issues affecting Aboriginal children, young people, families and carers.
Announcing the appointment, AbSec Chairperson Dana Clarke spoke of the confidence held in Mr Ireland’s experience and ability to lead the organisation into the future.
“Tim comes to AbSec with a diverse background, and with skills and experience well suited to the role he is to undertake.
“The expertise and insight Tim has will enable AbSec to strengthen its support and advocacy for member organisations, and Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities.”
Core to Mr Ireland’s role is working with key stakeholders from communities, agencies and government to influence reform agendas, embed changing practice and leading a strong vision for supporting Aboriginal children, young people and families in NSW into the future – driving a holistic Aboriginal child and family focused system.
SNAICC Congratulates Tim and looks forward to celebrating future successes together.