Bronwyn Pike will be the next CEO of Uniting Vic.Tas after stepping down as chair of the organisation.
The Uniting Vic.Tas Board announced that Ms Pike, who is a former long-serving Victorian Labor state MP and minister, will replace outgoing CEO Paul Linossier in October.
Interim Uniting Vic.Tas Board Chair Allan Thompson said Ms Pike’s deep and broad experience across the public, private and community services sectors means she is uniquely placed to advance the work of organisation, which acts as a community service arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.
“With growing inequity in our society and growing marginalisation of some members of our community, it has never been more important to have strong leadership advocating for change,” Mr Thompson said.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Bronwyn’s standing and experience leading Uniting Vic.Tas into the future, advocating for real change for vulnerable people and communities.
“The Board will now enter into a formal search process to find a successor to Bronwyn as chair of the organisation.”
Mr Thompson expressed the board’s deep gratitude to Mr Linossier, who is the inaugural CEO of Uniting Vic.Tas, for his exemplary leadership of the organisation over the past three years.
Uniting operates across Victoria and Tasmania, providing services in a range of areas including aged and carer services, alcohol and other drugs, child youth and families, disability, early learning, employment services, mental health, emergency relief, homelessness and housing services.