The organisation is moving towards a more unified organisation, and while Ms Bennett says she welcomed this development she has decided she will not continue as National CEO through the transition.
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to make a significant contribution to reducing the impact of dementia in Australia and I am looking forward to new challenges,” she says.
Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Professor Graeme Samuel AC says, “during Carol’s time with the organisation, she represented and advocated strongly for people with dementia and their families and carers.
“Through Carol’s national leadership and dedication to the cause, she has championed some outstanding achievements for people with dementia and their carers and the organisation.”
Until a new National CEO is recruited, Maree McCabe, CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, has agreed to step into the position in an interim capacity.
“We welcome Maree to the role and are grateful to have someone of Maree’s calibre to take up the position to ensure the important work of Alzheimer’s Australia continues.” Professor Samuel says.