CEO Resignation

Michelle Mackenzie has resigned as CEO of Shelter WA, but all of the board and staff at Shelter WA are delighted for her, in that she will have the chance to pursue a different opportunity in the Kimberley, moving up there with her partner to continue her passion for social change.  Her last day will be 1 July and we are grateful for the significant notice period provided to allow us to work towards a smooth transition to her replacement.

Michelle has worked for Shelter and supported its goals and purposes for many years, and since 2018 as our CEO where she has brought about some systemic and significant changes for both Shelter WA and within the sector more broadly.

Michelle leaves Shelter WA in a very strong position – a financially secure and viable future with key strategic long-term contracts, and a solid and well-respected relationship with its members, other peak bodies and external stakeholders.

Most importantly she has seen the lives of those for whom Shelter WA advocates for improved through increased awareness, support, and services across the community and from Government. This has been particularly critical during the pandemic, as the sector and Government have worked to coordinate services in a very dynamic and unpredictable context.

The Shelter WA Board have commenced the journey of an external, merit-based selection process, with a well-respected recruitment consultant, to fill the role – a challenging task! We will arrange for an appropriate farewell and thanks nearer the time and will leave Michelle to share any further details directly with you regarding what her future holds.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Kieran Wong