New CEO appointed to Life Unlimited

Life Unlimited  has appointed Megan Thomas as the organisation’s new chief executive.

The Hamilton-based charitable trust, which nationally provides health and disability advice and equipment, made the announcement today.

Chair John Dobson said the trust was delighted to appoint a person of the calibre of Megan Thomas to the position.

“This is a senior role in the health and disability sector with a national focus and we have been fortunate to find someone with Megan’s experience.”

Megan’s career in the health, disability and social service sectors over the last 12 years has been in developing the leadership and skills of organisations committed to social justice and to bringing commercial skills to bear effectively in social enterprises.

She has held senior management roles in the not for profit sector, including Birthright New Zealand and CCS Disability Action.

In recent years Megan has been on Oranga Tamariki’s Workforce Working Group and the External Reporting Advisory Panel, she has also been a board member on various not for profit boards.

Megan says: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead Life Unlimited. I am looking forward to building on the excellent reputation that has been built in the past and seeing how we can continue to enable people to live the life they choose.”

Life Unlimited has an annual budget of $10 million and provides a range of services to people with disabilities throughout the country. Earlier this year it celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Megan Thomas replaces Mark Brown who retires as CEO at the end of October. She starts in the  position on Monday 18 November.

 

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For further information contact  John Dobson 021 969 887 or Mary Anne Gill 021 705 213.

About Life Unlimited Charitable Trust’s services:

  • Needs Assessment Service Coordination in the Hutt Valley and Gisborne
  • free and independent national Hearing Therapy services
  • disability and autism information and advice
  • Waikato community programmes for people with disabilities
  • and an extensive range of mobility products, daily living aids, mobility scooters, walkers, braces and supports through its Mobility Centre stores in Lower Hutt, Hamilton, Tauranga, Gisborne, Rotorua, Hastings and Online.