Michael Wasley appointed as new CEO

We are pleased to announce that Michael Wasley will be joining Very Special Kids as our new Chief Executive Officer from Monday 2 May.

Michael comes to Very Special Kids from Karingal, a large not-for-profit provider of disability services throughout Victoria. He brings significant senior business leadership experience, having held a number of management positions at Karingal.

Michael’s most recent position was Executive Director of Strategy & Partnerships and prior to that he was Executive Director of MatchWorks, which is a subsidiary of Karingal that provides specialist employment services to people with a disability, medical condition or injury.

In addition to his management experience, Michael also holds three tertiary qualifications with a MBA, Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling and a Bachelor of Science.

Chairman Peter Polson said that Michael brings to Very Special Kids a deep understanding of the not-for-profit sector and the strategic and operational issues that it faces.

“In addition to his strong academic qualifications, the Board was impressed with Michael’s significant senior business leadership experience. In his various management positions at Karingal, many important partnerships were initiated under Michael’s leadership that furthered the organisation’s capability and built a significant senior executive group.”

Michael was appointed to the position after our previous CEO Sarah Hosking moved to New South Wales to take on the role as Chief Executive Officer at National Breast Cancer Foundation.