Appointment of new Chief Executive Officer

Better Hearing Australia (VIC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Athina Georgiou.

Athina is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC), the largest Early Parenting Centre in Victoria delivering specialised therapeutic programs for the most vulnerable children and their families across the state. Since June 2011, while in this position, Athina’s key achievements included implementation of a new Strategic Plan, creation of a new set of organisational values and an expansion of community service programs. In addition, she led a major re-branding project informed by consumer feedback.

Prior to her appointment to QEC, Athina held positions at Monash Health, Melbourne Health and La Trobe University, School of Health Sciences. Prior to these appointments, Athina was a practising speech pathologist specialising in paediatric communication impairment.

“Athina joins us with extensive management and practical experience in the allied health and government sectors, not only in the role of CEO but also in clinical management” comments Georgie Stayches, President, Better Hearing Australia (VIC). “Added to this, her work as a speech pathologist has provided her with further working knowledge of the hearing loss sector.”

“We are thrilled to welcome her to the team leading Better Hearing Australia (VIC) through its next phase, particularly as we face a considerable time of change in the sector due to the introduction of the NDIS”, continues Ms Stayches. “The wealth of knowledge and experience that Athina brings to the role positions the organisation perfectly as we navigate this significant period of change and build on the hearing loss services and legacy established by our founding members 85 years ago.”

In addition to Athina’s employment, she has held several external appointments including, Victorian Branch Councillor Australian College of Health Service Management, a current member of Royal Children’s Community Advisory Committee and a current Board member, Centre of Excellence for Child and Family Welfare.

Athina is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2013) and a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management (2010).

Athina will commence at Better Hearing Australia (VIC) on Monday 3rd July 2017.

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