Carers Queensland appoints new CEO

Published On: 27 October 2023Categories: Media Release, News

27 October 2023

Carers Queensland, the peak body representing the 533,200 unpaid carers in Queensland and one of the largest NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community in Australia, today announced the appointment of Ms. Fritha Radyk as Chief Executive Officer, commencing in the role on 29 January 2024.

The Chair of Carers Queensland, Mr Jim Toohey, said that Fritha’s appointment had come as a result of a national search for someone who could sustain and grow the exceptional financial and operational performance and superb reputation that Carers Queensland has enjoyed under the stewardship of the departing Chief Executive Officer, Ms Debra Cottrell.

“The Board was determined to find someone with a similar track record of success that Deb enjoyed, in delivering great financially sustainable outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged in our community,” said Mr Toohey.

Mr Toohey noted that there had been a high calibre response for the role which demonstrated the regard the organisation was held in by its members and the community.

“Fritha brings to the table an impressive record of achievement in a similar operating environment to Carers Queensland with a lived experience as a family carer and a reputation for delivering great outcomes in challenging programs.”

“We are confident she can guide Carers Queensland on its successful journey and advocacy on behalf unpaid carers, people with disability and their families.”

About Carers Queensland Ltd.

Carers Queensland is the peak body representing unpaid carers in Queensland.

With one in 11 Australians caring for a family member or friend, Carers Queensland is committed to providing specialised carer and disability support services.

For more than 30 years, Carers Queensland has been working to advocate for equal rights, opportunities, and enhanced outcomes for families.

We work within and value our local community, responding to unmet need with care and respect, assisting those who are disconnected through high-quality personalised support.

We are dedicated to making life better.

For more information, please contact:

Jim Toohey
Chair, Carers Queensland Board
M: 0407060866