Phillip Thomas, Chair of the Board of Community Vision Australia (CVA), announced today that current Chief Operating Officer Yvonne Timson, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer, formally taking over the role from March 1, 2023. The not-for-profit assists Western Australians of all ages and abilities through home care, disability and family day care service programs, employing over 180 staff and servicing over 1000 customers.
Current Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Jenkins, has made significant contributions to the business over the last seven years including numerous personal and industry award wins and leading the business through the global pandemic. Michelle has chosen to passionately pursue her own business but will continue to support the transition for our new CEO until June 2023.
CVA Chair Phillip Thomas said, “Yvonne has been with Community Vision since July 2017 and is a very capable and proficient leader who always seeks continuous growth. We feel privileged and honoured to welcome her to her new role, leading the way for us as we continue to facilitate our customers to live life their way.
“Given Yvonne’s substantial involvement in Community Vision’s journey to date, as well as her deep understanding of our customers and the sector in general, we are confident that the business will continue to flourish under this new leadership.”
Yvonne is an Associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia and believes that good corporate governance is the foundation of any successful organisation. Her previous experience in various sectors will see her continue to share this wealth of knowledge to create a stronger and more connected community within Community Vision.
Yvonne Timson comments, “My main goal for Community Vision is to continue to work towards a more inclusive community where people can live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
“I truly believe that age, disability, or diagnosis should never be a barrier to living your best life. I am incredibly committed to this organisation and I am heading into this role with passion, accountability, and enthusiasm.”
For more information regarding Community Vison’s services or how you or your loved ones can access services contact 1800 YOUR LIFE (1800 968 754).