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VERY SPECIAL KIDS appoints new CEO Michael Wasley

Dakin Mayers is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Wasley as the new CEO of Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids has announced Michael Wasley as its new Chief Executive Officer, commencing on Monday 2 May.

Wasley was recently Executive Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Karingal, a large not-for-profit provider of disability services throughout Victoria.

Wasley was also Executive Director of MatchWorks, which is a subsidiary of Karingal that provides specialist employment services to people with a disability, medical condition or injury.

Chairman Peter Polson said that Wasley brings 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,” said Polson.

“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.”

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

Very Special Kids supports more than 900 Victorian families who are caring for children with life-threatening conditions.