Leadership Team

Executive Management

Executive Management

Dr. Graeme White – Interim National Director

Graeme is an experienced CEO, having held a position with Guide Dogs Victoria for six years and with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT for eight years until August, 2017. He held both positions concurrently between 2009-2011. He has been combining part time work with consulting roles since then.

After graduating with a PhD in science, Graeme worked in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors for some 26 years, including in wholesale and retail sales, account management, marketing management and general management. Graeme is also a certified executive coach.

Graeme will commence with Employment Plus on Wednesday 2 January, 2019. The appointment of an interim National Director of Graeme’s capability will provide leadership stability for Employment Plus during implementation of The Salvation Army’s Australia One program and sustain the operational and strategic momentum of Employment Plus itself.

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Richard Wingrove – Interim General Manager, Business Administration

Richard joined Employment Plus in January 2019. Richard leads the teams responsible for supporting our funded programs including Finance, IT, Business Intelligence, and Facilities and Fleet.

Richard brings a wealth of experience to Employment Plus having worked in various sectors including engineering & construction, food manufacturing & distribution, telecommunications & media and medical devices.

His previous role saw him undertake a range of engineering projects such as railway (including the level crossing removal program in Melbourne), foundations for buildings & other structures, solar farm construction, dam upgrades, and industrial projects including a waste-to-energy plant in Perth.

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Captain Carolyn O’Brien – Executive Manager Chaplaincy & Mission

Captain Carolyn O’Brien has served as a Salvation Army Corps Officer in NSW for 12 years. Her first appointment was at The Hornsby Gateway Corps and her last appointment at The Sydney Congress Hall Corps.

Carolyn has been involved in pastoring across all aspects of her Corps community, including Playgroups, Youth and Seniors Groups, Family Thrift Stores, employees and volunteers. Carolyn has also played an active role in offering continued practical assistance for those experiencing homelessness and isolation in the City of Sydney.

While at Sydney Congress Hall, Carolyn worked closely with William Booth House participants, leading Bible Studies, Relapse Prevention Groups, Spiritual Retreats and with Graduates of the Program.

Carolyn is currently completing a Bachelor of Theology and holds a Diploma of Graphic Design and a Certificate in Adult Education.

Carolyn is passionate about helping others and seeing people come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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