BCH CEO Steps Down

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Garry Ellis has today announced he will step away from his role with the organisation to pursue other interests.

Mr Ellis took over as CEO in 2020 and has played a key role in delivering a turnaround strategy for BCH over the past three and a half years.

BCH Board Chair Fay Agterhuis said the Board has enjoyed working with Garry for the past few years and wishes him every success in his transition to retirement.

“I would like to acknowledge the significant work undertaken by Garry to achieve financial improvements for BCH during a difficult period,” she said.

“Our Board Directors and Garry should be very proud of their work to map out a clear plan for BCH to maintain its position as the health provider of choice on the Bellarine.”

Mr Ellis said he has thoroughly enjoyed working at BCH but was looking forward to stepping away from a full-time role.

“I have been thinking for a while that it is time for me to step away from a full-time role and to transition to retirement through some part-time work,” he said.

“I would like to acknowledge the work of the Board, the executive team, managers and all other staff and volunteers that has enabled BCH to get through the Covid pandemic relatively unscathed, while achieving significant improvements in financial viability.”

The BCH Board will now begin a recruitment process for a new CEO.

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