19 January, 2023

Fiona Beermier, Chief Executive Officer of Ngala has today announced her intention to transition to retirement after serving almost 6 years in the role.

Having held senior executive roles for over 25 years and as CEO of Ngala since July of 2017, Ms Beermier said she is looking forward to having more time to spend with her family.

“Ngala has been such a significant part of my life for the past several years. It has been the honour of my career to lead an organisation like Ngala, one that makes such a tangible impact to the development and wellbeing of children and families across our state”, said Ms Beermier.

Ngala Chair, Jen Dunlop said that Ms Beermier has led Ngala through a period of significant transformation, all while maintaining an unrelenting focus on compassion with an astute commercial intuition.

“Fiona will leave an enduring legacy of purposeful and person-centred leadership on our people, our services and the sector”, Ms Dunlop said.

“Among her many achievements, Fiona steered Ngala through the extreme uncertainty of the pandemic, while simultaneously ensuring that families maintained access to our services during lockdowns and restrictions. Throughout her leadership of Ngala, Fiona has been a vocal advocate for marginalised populations, including leading the establishment of Country Families at Ngala, bringing the National AAPCH consortia, ForWhen to Western Australia and introducing the children of our Early Learning centre to aged care residents in our unique intergenerational program.”

“Fiona has worked tirelessly to expand and integrate our regional workforce into the fabric of Ngala’s programs, including calling on state and federal governments to ensure that the needs of our indigenous employees were prioritised across key policy areas”, said Ms Dunlop.

“The last few years have presented unprecedented challenges, both for our workforce and for our sector. On behalf of the Board I want to sincerely thank Fiona for the exemplary leadership she has demonstrated throughout her tenure, both for Ngala and within the broader community services sector”.

The Board will commence the search for a new Chief Executive Officer early in 2023. A final date for Ms Beermier’s departure will be announced in due course.

Inquiries can be directed to:
Michelle Figredo, Executive Assistant
Ph: 9368 9363  |  [email protected]