Youthworks appoints Interim CEO

17 February, 2017

The Chairman of Youthworks Council, the Rev. Chris Braga, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Laurie Scandrett as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Youthworks. Dr Scandrett will take over from the Rev. Zac Veron, who is soon to become the Rector of the Parish of Arncliffe.

“Youthworks is having a wonderful impact in the Diocese and beyond, and this was an opportunity I couldn’t let pass me by,” says Dr Scandrett. “The Youthworks vision of ‘seeing the churches of our Diocese filled with children, youth and families oriented for life in Jesus Christ’ resonates completely with my previous work and ministry. I can’t wait to get started!”

For the past 17 years, Dr Scandrett served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Anglican Schools Corporation (previously the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation). During that time the Corporation grew from 9 to 20 schools across NSW and from 4,000 to over 14,000 students. As CEO, he oversaw the development and implementation of a new vision and major strategic plan for the Corporation, part of which resulted in major structural change. He also brings significant board experience in ministry organisations, and currently serves on the Diocesan Standing Committee.

Chris Braga says, ​“This is a significant moment in Youthworks’ history as we search for the right person to lead Youthworks into the next exciting phase of its mission, and I have every confidence that Laurie will steer the organisation forward while this search continues to take place. Laurie’s commitment to the cause of the gospel and his skills in leading a large, complex organisation will serve Youthworks well.”

Dr Scandrett will commence as Interim CEO from April 6.

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