Amicus gets interim chief

June 24, 2022 BY

Leader: Ken Marchingo has been named as interim CEO at Amicus Community Services while the orgnisation looks for a permanent replacement. Photo: SUPPLIED

DISABILITY support provider Amicus Community Services has appointed Ken Marchingo to the position of interim CEO.

Mr Marchingo fills the role vacated by Ann-Maree Davis who stepped down in May and brings years of experience in social and disability housing to the role, having served as the CEO at Haven; Home, Safe for 27 years until January last year.

He said his role is “by no means a caretaker position” and he’s aiming to ensure the organisation’s projects and services continue successfully after a permanent CEO is employed.

“The executive team and myself have already spent significant time planning for the future, identifying key initiatives to prepare for implementation over the next 12 to 18 months,” he said.

“Strategic planning is underway, with a view to provide the incoming CEO with a clear, relevant and impactful pathway for the next few years.”

Amicus chair Paul Somerville said Mr Marchingo’s experience in supporting organisations caring for vulnerable people is a valued addition to the team.

“Ken’s vast leadership and transformative experience in the community sector ensures the organisation is in very capable hands whilst we work through the recruitment process,” he said.

Mr Somerville said Ms Davis’ 13 years as CEO saw “extensive growth and positive change” for Amicus.

“Ann-Maree has made a significant impact on our organisation and has been instrumental in building Amicus to the capacity that we deliver today,” he said.

“Amicus’ one person at a time focus, led by Ann-Maree Davis, has ensured that we have been able to support people to live the lives that they choose for themselves, and I know Ken will ensure that the positive momentum created by Ann-Maree continues.”