Announcements - February 7, 2020
Intereach appoints new general managers
The Intereach Board is pleased to have been involved in the recruitment of a revitalised executive team to work directly with CEO Keryn Fox.
Board chair Pat Fogarty said the organisation had experienced recent significant growth and change and that “we were delighted to receive more than 70 applications for the three advertised general manager roles”.
“In line with our philosophy to hire within the communities we serve, we were open to the location for the roles, subject to the location of the preferred applicants,” Pat said.
“One of our Board members and an independent consultant worked with our CEO Keryn to shortlist for interviews and then interviewed six candidates.”
We are pleased to announce the successful applicants: Yvette Buhagiar (General Manager Corporate Services based in Bendigo), Michelle Tai (GM Operations in Albury) and Sam Hall (GM Operations in Deniliquin).
“The staff at Intereach will recognise these names as they are current employees and we are pleased to be attracting and growing the careers of our staff,” Pat said.
“Our three new GMs bring with them a great mix of skills, as well as a strong knowledge about the needs of our rural and regional towns and our staff who serve these communities.
We are extremely happy with these appointments and look forward to another year of delivering the excellent services our participants have come to know.”
Pat Fogarty - Intereach Board Chair
“The fact we had 70 people apply for these positions suggests we continue to grow our reputation as an employer of choice across our footprint, which is heartening.”
Albury-based Intereach Board member Rebecca Bates, who was part of the recruitment process, said “our agreed interview questions and the scoring process allowed us to identify the candidates with the best values and skills match for these roles”.
“We’re very happy with our executive team and have every faith they’ll continue the good work that’s already happening within the organisation, especially in regards to the goals set out in our strategic plan,” Rebecca said.
“In recent years Intereach has grown to almost 400 staff across 16 offices and 38 local government areas – we’re a significant regional employer. We want to consolidate and even grow our operations to continue to employ more people and provide even greater services, and that requires a strong and skilled senior leadership team, which is what we have with these latest appointments.”