From Valued Lives’ Board Chairperson, Rita Kleinfeld-Fowell
It is with regret that I announce Bronia Holyoak’s departure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Valued Lives Foundation at the end of 2021. Bronia has decided to step aside to focus on family and personal interests.
Since its inception in 2013, Bronia, also the Founder of Valued Lives, has played a critical role in the development, growth and success of our organisation.
Eight years of dedicated service has involved significant accomplishments for Bronia, not least of which has been the furthering of Valued Lives’ long-term sustainability; building solid partnerships with like-minded organisations across Australia, raising people’s knowledge, shifting mindsets and strengthening values-based leadership, so that Australians are empowered to live full and inclusive lives in their communities.
Bronia leaves Valued Lives in a very strong position, and we sincerely thank her for her innovative leadership during her tenure as CEO of Valued Lives.
Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search for our new Valued Lives CEO. Our priority remains on delivering the best outcomes for our participants and throughout this time we will maintain organisational stability and continue business as usual.
The Board of Valued Lives wish to express our sincerest thanks to Bronia for her tireless and unwavering commitment, her passion, enthusiasm and motivation to Valued Lives. Her leadership, experience and expertise have had real impact for people with disability and she leaves behind an incredible legacy. Bronia will be greatly missed by the Staff, Board, Participants, Families, Carers and Partners alike and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.