Last week Michael Hogan was announced as the new CEO of MHA Care following the resignation of previous CEO John Dean.
Mr Hogan spoke with the Yarrawonga Chronicle last week saying he was looking forward to leading the home and community health care provider into the future.
“In my early years I was a Regimental Sergeant Major in the Australian Defence Force where I did surveying and mapping work predominantly in the Northern Territory and when I retired from the military I moved straight into the human services and health sector, becoming CEO at Community Options Brokerage Services Inc in Wodonga, a disability not for profit business,” Mr Hogan said.
“I managed that for about ten years and absolutely loved it.
“The most rewarding thing was being able to see people achieving the quality of life they want to have, to know that this work actually improves the lives of individuals.”
Mr Hogan said he and his wife had discussed moving to Yarrawonga to enjoy the country lifestyle and indulge in a spot of fishing and when the job was advertised it was “meant to be”.
“The focus with MHA Care is keeping people participating in the community for as long as they are able and for as long as they want to,” he said.
“My priority initially will be listening to what individuals want and how they want their care provided to them and then develop the best business model within the guidelines to provide those outcomes to them.”
The MHA Care Board said in a statement it was delighted with the appointment of Mr Hogan to this key leadership position and is confident that his skills and experience will continue to shape MHA Care towards being an organisation of excellence.