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Anglicare welcomes new Chief Operating Officer


Anglicare Southern Queensland is pleased to welcome Jason Ware as the Chief Operating Officer for Children, Youth and Families

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Anglicare Southern Queensland is pleased to welcome Jason Ware as the Chief Operating Officer for Children, Youth and Families.

Anglicare Southern Queensland CEO Sue Cooke said that Mr Ware brings a wealth of experience to the newly created position and will support the organisation to achieve its strategic priorities, particularly regarding homelessness, out-of-home care and domestic and family violence.

“Jason brings over 25 years’ experience working in the social services sector, including a strong background in business and community development across Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory,” Ms Cooke said.

“Prior to joining Anglicare Southern Queensland, Jason was the State Director at Save the Children Australia for 13 years, and Country Director at Fred Hollows Foundation. His contributions in these roles have made a significant impact on the field of international development.

“With strong cultural connections to several Aboriginal communities across the country, five of them in Queensland, Jason’s experiences and identity will greatly contribute to our mission of creating a long-lasting impact for the communities we serve.

“I warmly welcome Jason to the Anglicare Southern Queensland team.”

Mr Ware said he is looking forward to highlighting the work that Anglicare Southern Queensland does with children, youth and families and working collaboratively with government and industry partners to find viable, long-term solutions to better support vulnerable people in our community.

“I’ve been committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, social issues and inappropriate social structures imposed on minority groups for as long as I can remember,” Mr Ware said.

“Anglicare is in a unique position in that it truly connects with people at every stage of their life.

“I’m looking forward to creating additional and appropriate pathways for people to engage with Anglicare, no matter their stage of life, cultural or socio-economic background.

“I have already had initial conversations with other providers I am looking forward to collaborating further with — Government, sector partners and First Nations organisations in Southeast Queensland.

“I’m aligned to the Anglicare values of love, care, hope and humility and know they will guide us in achieving positive outcomes in the complex and challenging areas of youth homelessness, domestic and family violence and out-of-home care.”

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