PRC on the hunt for new CEO
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Parenting Research Centre searches for new CEO as Warren Cann steps down

by Freya Lucas

January 31, 2024

The Parenting Research Centre (PRC) is on the hunt for a new CEO after current CEO, Warren Cann, announced that after 21 years in the role, he will be stepping down and shifting into a new senior associate role.


Mr Cann made his decision during strategic discussions with the board and executive over the past 12 months, saying he is excited by the board’s plans to invest in the development of the organisation and explore ways of scaling impact, but also that he felt the time was right for him personally, and for the organisation as whole, to pass the baton to the next generation of leaders, while continuing to support the design and development of strategic initiatives.


“My passion for realising practical and sustainable ways of achieving evidence-based practice in community settings remains as strong as ever, and I look forward to continuing to work with clients, partners, colleagues and the new CEO, once appointed, in driving this agenda forward,” he said. 


Mr Cann will remain as CEO throughout the recruitment process, stepping down once a new CEO has been appointed. 


PRC Board Chair Maree Walk said Mr Cann has grown a successful and impactful organisation during his 21 years at the helm, and that the Board is very supportive of his decision to transition to a new role.


“We’re grateful to have Warren’s experience and expertise guide us as we move into a new phase focused on increasing our reach and impact. It will be a terrific new chapter for Warren and for PRC,” she said.


The PRC Board will oversee an executive search to recruit the organisation’s next CEO and is grateful for the extended timeframe to allow for a smooth transition to new leadership.


More information about the work of the PRC is available on its website

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