CatholicCare and Marymead to undergo review
The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn is to undertake a review into future governance and operational arrangements for CatholicCare and Marymead.
The review will be conducted in May and June to help decide the best future model for governance and operations.
Vicar General Fr Tony Percy paid tribute to the professionalism and dedication of staff and volunteers of both agencies over many decades.
“CatholicCare and Marymead, as leaders in social service provision, have been a core part of the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese,” he said.
“Our staff and volunteers are the daily face of the Church’s calling to service for many in our community.”
The review is being undertaken because of a rapid growth in population, changes to the community and social services sector, and a desire to deepen the mission of caring for those in need.
“For decades CatholicCare have worked alongside Marymead in the ACT and surrounding NSW community providing services to those most in need,” CatholicCare CEO Anne Kirwan said.
“This is an exciting opportunity for both organisations to review how we might work more closely together to respond to changing needs and increased demand for our services in the future.”
Marymead acting CEO Tracey Hall said the review was an opportunity to build their capabilities and explore alternatives for future governance.
The review will be conducted by KB West Advisory, who have a deep understanding of the work of the Archdiocese and of Marymead and CatholicCare in particular, with a final report to be released at the beginning of July.