Sue Cooke appointed Anglicare Southern Queensland Executive Director

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Anglicare Southern Queensland has appointed Sue Cooke as its new Executive Director, replacing Karen Crouch who led the organisation since 2012.

Ms Cooke joined Anglicare in 2010 and since 2012 has held the position of Director of Services, leading the service delivery team and playing a key role in the growth and development of the organisation, with clients increasing from 30,000 to 50,000 and growth in staff and volunteers from 2,000 to over 3,000.

“Her experience as a health professional, educator, operational manager, registered nurse and community services leader and her skills in person-centred care delivery, strategic planning, and effective liaison with stakeholders at all levels underpinned by an understanding and knowledge of relevant state and commonwealth legislative frameworks, ensures Anglicare can prepare and plan for significant reforms in the aged care, child safety, youth justice and human services sectors,” said Anglicare Southern Queensland in a statement.

For the past three years, Anglicare Southern Queensland has been Australia’s Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care and Retirement Villages in surveys by Reader’s Digest. It also was named Asia-Pacific’s Best Home Care Operator in the 8th Annual Eldercare Innovation Awards in 2020.

Ms Crouch is now CEO of Not For Profit aged care and disability support services provider Feros Care.