At the recent Board Meeting, Sonia Bhojwani was elected President of Carers Australia and Mark Morrissey as Vice President.

Dr Peter Langkamp and Ms Ara Cresswell left the organisation at the end of an incredibly successful tenure as President and CEO respectively.

During Ms Cresswell’s time as CEO, she has driven the organisation to new heights of advocacy, prominence and engagement, working collaboratively with governments, oppositions and cross-benchers to ensure that the concerns of carers are sought and effectively communicated at the highest levels. Together with Dr Langkamp as President, they have left the organisation in excellent shape and we would like to thank them for their remarkable contribution.

Our purpose remains to work to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of unpaid carers to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and government. The needs of unpaid carers will always come first.

Mary Reid will be interim CEO.