Former ECA president Ros Cornish steps down as CEO of Lady Gowrie Tasmania after 27 year career

Former ECA president Ros Cornish steps down as CEO of Lady Gowrie Tasmania after 27 year career

by Jason Roberts

March 09, 2021

Lady Gowrie Tasmania has confirmed that their Chief Executive Officer Ros Cornish has made the decision to retire from her position after a long career with the organisation. 

 

Chair of the Board Anne Beach said, “After 27 years with Lady Gowrie Tasmania, Ros Cornish, our passionate Chief Executive Officer and champion for the early and middle years education sector, has made the decision to retire with her last day in the office being the end of June this year.”

 

“Ros has been instrumental in shaping our organisation, which has grown significantly” and “more importantly, working alongside our team, Ros has also been an important part of the lives of the many children in our care, in what we know to be the critical early years for children and their families.” 

 

Ms Cornish joined Lady Gowrie in 1994 as a centre director, a role which she held for six years alongside a teaching role at TAFE. After transitioning to a support office role, Ms Cornish was appointed the Director of Lady Gowrie Children’s Services after which she stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer. 

 

Whilst at Lady Gowrie Tasmania Ms Cornish was instrumental in transforming the organisation into a team of over 500 staff operating more than 40 education and care services, delivering a range of services including inclusion support, child and family wellbeing and integrated family support services and establishing a sector leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

 

“Ros has been a key part of Lady Gowrie Tasmania’s history after dedicating 27 years to building our reputation as a leader in quality and best practice in the early and middle years education sector,” Ms Beach said. 

 

“While it is difficult to find the words to capture the breadth and significance of Ros’s impact and influence in shaping Lady Growth Tasmania, on behalf of the Board, I thank Ros for her amazing efforts, leadership and passion. Ros has been a sector-shaping and passionate ambassador for our organisation.”

 

Ms Beach also confirmed that a search for a successor has now begun. 

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