Late last year, Angie Paskevicius, long-time CEO of Holyoake announced her retirement. This prompted the Holyoake Board to initiate an extensive recruitment process which has now culminated in the announcement of Lorraine Keane as the new CEO, effective immediately.
“The Board identified Lorraine as the most suitable candidate to build on the strengths of Holyoake and continue to grow our services, aligned to our current vision, purpose and values” said Gary Steinepreis, Acting Chair of the Holyoake Board.
Lorraine has been an integral member of the Holyoake executive team for the past two years and was most recently the Acting CEO. She has contributed significantly to the strategic direction of Holyoake and is very well positioned to lead the organisation into the future.
“As a leader in the alcohol and other drug sector for 46 years, Holyoake has a dedicated and passionate team. I look forward to leading this organisation as it continues to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people each year.” said Lorraine.
A Certified Public Accountant, and Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, Lorraine has two decades of experience in not-for-profit and community focused organisations including St Ives Aged Care, Opal Aged Care, Senses Australia, and Screenwest. She also engages with community organisations at a Board level, is current Treasurer at Community Arts Network, and has previously served on the Board of South Coastal Health Community Services.
The Holyoake Board is confident that Lorraine brings a wealth of experience and passion to Holyoake, along with a commitment to respond to evolving needs and expanding services to support the community in Western Australia, as well as nationally and internationally.