An important message from our CEO...


"Dear Supporters and Friends,

As some of you may already know, earlier this week I notified the Mai-Wel Board of Directors of my intention to resign from the company at the end of 2018, to pursue personal interests.

I know this announcement may come as a surprise to some of you and I apologise that I have not had the opportunity to tell you all in person.

I have taken my time to consider my position and the ultimate decision to resign from the position of CEO is not one I have taken easily or lightly. I know however that is the right decision.

Mai-Wel is a fabulous organisation, one that I have been proud to lead for the past 18 years. It is a ‘place’ I will leave in good hands; the Board of Directors, General Manager’s, Leadership Team, Staff and Volunteers are focused and so passionate about the services they lead or provide.

We have a band of wonderful Supporters, Customers and Sponsors who take ownership and deliver ongoing support in many and various ways.

In relation to our participants, jobseekers and residents; I have absolutely no doubt that the aspirations of those we assist/support, the individuals’ desire to achieve, coupled with the passion of those who support them, will ensure Mai-Wel’s success and longevity into the future.

Rest assured, it is ‘business as usual’ between now and the end of 2018 and I will continue to work in the CEO’s role to enhance opportunity and choice to the people with a disability and young jobseekers with whom we work.

Recruitment of a new CEO is being managed by the Board of Directors, led by Chairman Graham Burns.

I look forward to the next four months of working with Mai-Wel and I know I will see you all somewhere in our beautiful City of Maitland or across the Hunter, soon or in the near future.

Best wishes,

Pennie Kearney."

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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Head Office:
Unit 4/555 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320
Postal Address:
PO Box 835, Maitland NSW 2320
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