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Carers WA Announces New CEO  

After a rigorous recruitment process, the Board of Carers WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Newman as the new CEO of Carers WA. Long-serving Carers WA CEO, Paul Coates, will be retiring later in the year.


Chair of the Carers WA Board, Linda Wayman, said the appointment will ensure the continued growth of Carers WA and its mission to support WA’s 320,000 unpaid carers through services and advocacy.


“Carers WA’s vision is for a society where the role of a carer is valued and supported.”


“Richard is aligned to that vision and, as our current Head of Service Delivery, has been instrumental in actioning Carers WA’s ongoing determination to empower and support carers throughout Western Australia,” she said.


Richard brings a depth of experience to the CEO role, having had more than 20 years’ experience in community services across the aged care, disability, carers support and mental health sectors.


“The Board is grateful to outgoing CEO, Paul Coates, who has overseen the organisation’s significant growth and led us safely through the pandemic while at the same time establishing the Carer Gateway program in WA,” Ms Wayman said.


Richard will be effective in his new role from Thursday, 17th November 2022.


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