Dr Margaret Grigg appointed as Forensicare CEOZoe Simmons
Forensicare would like to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer.
After a four-month interim period, Dr Margaret Grigg has officially been appointed as Forensicare’s Chief Executive Officer.
Margaret was originally appointed as the organisation’s interim CEO, following the departure of former CEO Tom Dalton earlier this year.
“I am really excited to be working with Forensicare,” she said.
“The organisation has such a history, and it’s great to be working somewhere that has such a deep set of values and commitment to consumer care.”
“Our staff make a genuine difference in the lives of those living with a mental illness. It feels like a real honour to have been given this opportunity to lead such a meaningful organisation.”
The appointment was announced last week, after a unanimous Board endorsement on Friday 23 August 2019.
“The position attracted a large field of candidates,” Forensicare Board Chair Ken Lay AO APM said.
“However, Margaret was considered to be the most outstanding and highly-qualified candidate with extensive knowledge and experience working in the mental health sector.”
Margaret began her diverse and distinguished career as a mental health nurse at Plenty Hospital. Since then, she’s held numerous roles across the health and mental health industries, including working as the Deputy Chief Executive of Mind Australia, and the Vice President of the Kyneton District Health Service Board. She has worked on a national and international scale, including at the World Health Organization in Geneva for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse on mental health policy and legislation. Most recently, she has worked as the Executive Director of Health Service Policy and Consumption at the Department of Health and Human Services.
There’s no doubt: Forensicare has been through a period of extraordinary change and expansion—and that’s a change Margaret is eager to support the organisation through.
“It’s been an unprecedented period of growth and development,” she said.
“I want to use my knowledge and experience that will help support the business to focus on what matters: positive outcomes for consumers.”
“I want to help build Forensicare to be the best organisation it can be.”