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Embracing a New Era of Leadership

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the appointment of Melissa Decker as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Forward Ability Support (FAS) and BrightSky Australia (BSA), effective as of Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024.

Melissa has been serving as the acting CEO since July 17th, 2023, following her tenure as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for both FAS and BSA. Her dedication and exceptional leadership during this interim period have been instrumental in steering our organisation through significant transformations.

Throughout this journey, Mel has exemplified leadership qualities of poise, empathy, and transparency, consistently aligning her actions with our core values and empowering teams to fulfil our collective purpose. She joins us with an unwavering commitment to our organisation and a dedicated vision for our future as we continue our journey towards supporting a brighter, positive future for our community.

Over the next three years, we envision:

Strong Community Bonds: Our commitment to fostering trust, understanding, and meaningful connections within our community will remain paramount. With Mel’s guidance, we will continue to engage, listen, and anticipate the needs of our community, ensuring that our efforts truly enhance lives.

Passionate People: Together, we will keep nurturing an environment of energy, unity, and expertise, equipped to make a tangible impact in the lives of those we serve.

Rock Solid Foundations: As we dream big, we’ll continue to anchor ourselves in reliability and efficiency. With Mel’s strategic direction, we will uphold the gold standard of reliability, continually refining our processes to uphold our community promises.

Purposeful Growth: We measure our growth in the lives we touch and the communities we uplift. We’re committed to addressing important needs within the SCI community, expanding our support across Australia, and delivering a future filled with hope and positivity.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be appointed as the CEO of Forward and BrightSky, an organisation which, for over 60 years has played a pivotal role supporting people with spinal cord injury. Working in the charitable sector for an organisation which offers such a diverse and essential range of services is extremely rewarding and I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. I’m committed to upholding the values and vision of our organisation and I look forward to working with our dedicated team to improve the services we provide and the experience for our customers and community.”

As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we extend our deepest gratitude for your continued support and trust. Together, we can continue to create a lasting impact and forge a path towards a stronger, more connected future.

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