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New Executive Director appointed to Anglicare Southern Queensland

Anglicare Southern Queensland has announced the appointment of Sue Cooke as its new Executive Director of the organisation, replacing Karen Crouch who has been in the role since 2012.

Sue Cooke has been appointed to the position of Executive Director at Anglicare Southern Queensland. [Source: Supplied]

Mrs Cooke has been with Anglicare since 2010 and held the position of Director of Services since 2012, leading the service delivery team and playing a key role in the growth and development of Anglicare.

She has extensive experience as a health professional, educator, operational manager, registered nurse, and community services leader.

Mrs Cooke says, "To be a part of this story and to have this as part of your own story to tell, is a privilege and an honour.

"This is a story of transforming lives, holding hope for those who struggle to hold hope for themselves and to provide an experience that focuses on the individual and their unique needs and ambitions. 

"Throughout my time with Anglicare, I have received many opportunities and challenges to develop further as a health professional, as a manager and as a leader.  

"The many people I have walked alongside in service or had the privilege to serve, have helped me to stretch to a higher level of leadership and I look forward to the opportunity to lead Anglicare as the Executive Director through the next chapter of its story."

Mrs Cooke holds a Masters in Education, a Masters in Business Administration, is a Registered Nurse, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anglicare Southern Queensland says her skills in person centred care delivery, strategic planning, liaising with stakeholders, and understanding and knowledge of State and Commonwealth legislative frameworks will be beneficial for the organisation to plan for reform changes in the aged care, child safety, youth justice, and human services sectors.

Dr Kim Forrester, Chair of the Community Services Commission, says they believe Sue's experience with Anglicare, commitment to learning, and innovation and unique mix of skills and leadership qualities has positioned her for success in leading Anglicare Southern Queensland into the future.

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