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06 October 2017

Appointment of new CEO

Ms Netty HortonThe Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Board of CatholicCare Melbourne and Gippsland have announced the appointment of Ms Netty Horton to the position of Chief Executive Officer of CatholicCare.

Ms Horton has an MA in Public Policy, is a Churchill Fellowship recipient, a Graduate of AICD, and has had vast community and not-for-profit experience. Her previous positions include: Territorial Social Programmes Director for the Salvation Army, Southern Territory General Manager of Community Services at St Vincent de Paul’s Aged Care & Community Services, and CEO of Council to Homeless Persons.

Ms Horton has served as Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Homelessness, and as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Homelessness. She is also currently a member of the Federal Aged Care Sector Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Netty to the organisation,” said John Sheldon, Chair of CatholicCare. “Her wealth of experience, combined with outstanding leadership skills and passion for social justice, will be invaluable as we work towards achieving our vision for a stronger, more resilient and inclusive society.”

Ms Horton will formally take up her new role in November.

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