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Media Release: Youngcare appoints new Chairman

10 year anniversary at Sinnamon Park - Paul McLean on right

Following its recent AGM, national not-for-profit organisation Youngcare announced the appointment of Mr Paul McLean as its new Chairperson.

Mr McLean has been a Youngcare Board Director for five years and will replace Mr Nic De Luca who has filled the role of Chairperson since 2013.

Mr McLean and the Board have paid tribute to the outstanding leadership of Mr De Luca during his term as Chairperson.

Youngcare has opened two new high care housing solutions at Wooloowin and Albany Creek and continues to elevate the importance of the need for appropriate housing options for young Australians with high care needs. As our Chairperson, Nic has driven these achievements,” said Mr McLean.

During Mr De Luca’s term, under the Home Soon and At Home Care Grants, more than 600 people Australia-wide with high care needs have exited or avoided inappropriate housing through the provision of essential equipment and home modifications.

“It’s been an absolute privilege to represent Youngcare as Board Chairperson for the past three and a half years. I have been lucky enough to witness the real and viable change the team is making within the disability housing space and the impact that has on the lives of the young people they help. While it is bitter sweet to be passing on the baton, I could not think of a more fitting person for the role.” Mr De Luca said.

During Mr De Luca’s tenure he was instrumental in strategically preparing Youngcare for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Mr De Luca will remain on the Board as a Director moving forward.

Youngcare CEO Anthony Ryan said, “We are boldly tackling a national issue; empowering industry, government and community to work together to create a future where every young person has the freedom and choice to live the lives we all deserve. Our focus and our mission will continue unabated under Paul’s leadership.” Mr Ryan said.

Mr Paul McLean is a respected member of the business community as a former CEO of Savills Australia (2006-16).

“It is an honour to fill the role of Chairperson, at such a critical point in Youngcare’s history. For the past 12 years, the organisation has been at the forefront of change, creating real solutions, and changing the lives of young people with high care needs.  Whilst we have only just scratched the surface, the introduction of the NDIS, and the continuing commitment of our many wonderful supporters, we will be able to broaden our reach, and initiate further positive changes for many more young people with high care needs.” Mr McLean said.

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