Thursday 31 Aug 2017
By: Julie Barrow
As you may be aware Peter Gartlan, FCRC’s Executive Officer, has decided to move on after seven years in the role. Peter came to FCRC at a time when the organisation needed strong leadership, a steadying influence and to rebuild the trust of members and stakeholders in FCRC. He departs the organisation in a much better place than he found it, which is all any EO can aim for and certainly leaves big shoes to fill. I’m sure members and colleagues join the Board in thanking Peter for his efforts and achievements.
With Peter’s resignation came the need for the FCRC Board to look forward and consider the future leadership for FCRC and our members. In previous Board updates we informed members that assist us in this work the Board engaged Horton International, specialist consultants in recruitment of management executives. With their guidance and expertise, extremely high caliber applicants were attracted to the role. Applicants were taken through a detailed interview and screening process consisting of first round interview with Hortons, second round with the Board subcommittee, and third round with the full Board.In reaching a decision on the preferred candidate in no particular order the Board considered:
At the end of this lengthy process the Board are pleased to announce that Dr David (Sandy) Ross has accepted the role of Executive Officer of FCRC.
Sandy also worked as Industry Engagement Adviser and the Senior Investigations/Project Officer at the TIO over a five year period, and is very interested
in the recent Rank the Telco report. He served on the Board of Uniting Care Regen from 2008 to 2016 and was Chair from 2013 to 2016 during which
time he led significant financial growth in funding of the organisation.