The Directors of Deaf Children Australia are pleased to announce the appointment of Roz Keenan as the CEO for the coming 12 months.
Roz has shown strong leadership in the Acting CEO role since early August and we are thrilled that she has accepted the role of CEO for the coming year.
Roz combines so much knowledge from a governance perspective, a lived experience and an operational perspective from her recent experience in the Acting CEO role. While the operating environment is changing rapidly through the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, she has enabled a smooth transition during a critical period of DCA’s development. Working collaboratively with DCA’s Leadership team, Roz will be able to continue the momentum in DCA’s development which is required at this time. This is an exciting period in consolidating DCA’s strategic directions to invest in our future.
Roz has a wealth of experience as a strong advocate working in the disability sector for 16 years. She played a key role as a DCA staff member for eight years, and since leaving the operations role with DCA, she has served on the DCA Board for the past four years. She holds a Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Diploma of Life Coaching.
As a mother of 3 young adults, one of whom is profoundly deaf, Roz is committed to empowering and supporting deaf and hard of hearing children, young people and their families through this challenging time and into the future.
Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this appointment or DCA’s future further, please contact Paul Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone DCA Reception on (03) 9539 5300.