Wednesday 28th June 2017 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Speaker: President Quin Scalzo & President Elect Mary Barry

Topic Presidents Changeover


Mary Barry, Rotary Club of Melbourne President 2017-18

On this day President Quin Scalzo will deliver his valedictory address and formally induct the Club's 101st President.

Mary Barry is an outstanding leader with many achievements. She was appointed to her first CEO role at MECWA, a not for profit aged and community care organization based in Malvern East and providing both residential and home care. Four years later she took up the role of GM at the Shire of Melton followed an appointment as the inaugural CEO of a peak body the Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care (VAHEC) which was formed following the amalgamation of the Victorian Bush Nursing Association and Aged Care Victoria.  Never one to refuse a challenge, Mary then took up the role as CEO of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) being the inaugural CEO following the Government’s decision to re-establish the SES as a Statutory Authority.  Up until that time the SES was a business unit of the Department of Justice.   Mary was and is today the only woman to have headed up the SES in Victoria. 

After 8 years in this role Mary was appointed as CEO of the National Heart Foundation in 2014 and moved to her current role as CEO of Our Watch in January 2016.  A not for profit organization Our Watch was established by Government in 2013 to prevent violence against women and their children. 


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