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Permanent CEO announced for Boandik

Declan Moore has been formally announced as Boandik’s new Chief Executive Officer, and is set to take over from his predecessor, Glenn Rappensberg, in September.

Mr Rappensberg was employed as Boandik’s Interim CEO in May while the non-profit organisation’s Board of Directors embarked on an extensive national recruitment process.

Boandik Board of Directors Chair Vicki Quinn thanked Mr Rappensberg for his dedication to the organisation.

“Over a period of 20 weeks, Glenn has shown exceptional leadership in assisting the organisation to prepare for the numerous challenges the Sector will face in the next 12 months,” Mrs Quinn said.

Organisations like Boandik will face the roll-out of the Federal Government’s response to the recent Aged Care Royal Commission, incorporating a new funding model and changes to how residential and home care services will be provided in the future.

“I see a bright future for this organisation as it continues to grow its services as an NDIS-registered provider, complementing its significant position as a residential and community care provider across the Limestone Coast,” Mr Rappensberg said.

Mr Moore will join Boandik with nearly three decades of executive level experience in the human services industry, spanning non-profit, local and state government.

This includes his most-recent role as CEO of the Campaspe Shire Council in Echuca, Victoria, where he successfully navigated staff and the organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, which included working with cross-border councils and state organisations to reduce impacts on border communities.

In addition, Mr Moore will be based in the Limestone Coast. He has a clinical background and has worked within a policy framework that advances social outcomes within multiple healthcare sectors.

Mrs Quinn said Boandik’s Board of Directors were unanimous in their decision to appoint Mr Moore.

“He has our full support to advance the organisation’s strategic objectives, for the betterment of the Limestone Coast community,” she said.

Mr Moore said he is motivated to use his skillset to drive high quality aged care and disability support services for South Australians who choose Boandik as their home or provider of services.

“My aspirations for Boandik, its residents, clients, families, staff, volunteers and other key stakeholders are about working with the Board and staff to deliver on the promises made in Boandik’s Strategic Plan and Key Result Areas,” he said.

“Boandik has a long and proud history of delivering quality services with the strong support of its community, and I very much look forward to playing my part in growing, strengthening and maintaining our critical partnerships.”

Mr Moore will officially succeed Mr Rappensberg in the role of CEO in September and will be based at Boandik’s Head Office in Mount Gambier.

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