Country Home Services announces the appointment of Mr Ashley Clarence as Chief Executive Officer. Ashley commenced his role on Monday 30 November and will be based at the Nuriootpa office as well as travelling to Kadina and Clare regional offices.
His experience of working within not for profit organisations in senior leadership and management roles will benefit the future of Country Home Services.
The Board of Directors, staff and contractors welcome Ashley to our team and our communities.
We also wish our previous Chief Executive Office, Mr Craig Stanbridge all the best in his retirement.
Margaret Zweck, Chair Board of Directors
Meet our new CEO, Ashley Clarence
After working for The Salvation Army for the last 7 years, with the last 3 years as their National Manager for Disability Employment Services, Ashley has had a role that has seen him travel all over the nation. While rewarding work, he generally didn’t see the impacts of his work as he was helping other people’s communities. So when this CEO position came up, Ashley was drawn to work with Country Home Services as he was wanted to move to role that has a strong local community connection in regional South Australia.
Motivated to work for a not for profit local organisation, Ashley stated “I want to bring the skills I have learnt from helping people with the Salvos and apply them locally. Plus I am looking forward to a quieter, more connected role where I can see the results that my contribution will make to our community.” “From regularly visiting many capital cities around Australia, I much prefer the quiet country life in SA (I love not having to wait at traffic lights.)”
We all welcome Ashley to our organisation, and are very much excited to see where his leadership takes us.