ACWA Board Announces Retirement of CEO

The Board of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) has today announced the retirement of long serving CEO Andrew McCallum, effective as of December 7, 2018.

Mr McCallum’s decision to retire will bring to a close a career in the child and family welfare sector that has spanned 40 years, 37 of these as a CEO including the past 12 at the helm of ACWA.

ACWA Chair Bob Mulcahy said Mr McCallum has led ACWA since 2006 with great foresight and passion, in a time of significant and continuous change for the NSW child and family welfare sector.

“During this period ACWA has listened to member opinion and in turn guided sector thinking through innovation and sometimes brave discussion with government and its agencies,” Mr Mulcahy said.

“On behalf of the Board and staff, I extend our deepest thanks to Andrew for his outstanding service and commitment to ACWA during his tenure as CEO and wish him well in his retirement.”

Mr McCallum is a recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the community in a range of leadership roles in the social justice sector. He currently sits on the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing, established to help implement the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.

Appropriate acknowledgement of Mr McCallum’s leadership will be made in the coming months. In the meantime, the ACWA Board is commencing a recruitment process for a successor.