Dr Nicky Howe CEO Southcare (L) and Co-Founder of the program with SwanCare board member Professor Robin Watts (R)
SwanCare has taken out the Not-For-Profit Board Award in this year’s Difference Maker Diversity Awards.
The awards were presented by the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program and have been established to recognise the important role diversity makes to an organisation’s financial performance, reputation, and growth of innovation.
SwanCare Chief Executive Officer Graham Francis said the awards provide a unique opportunity for not-for-profit aged and community care organisations to showcase the initiatives they were implementing to champion diversity.
“SwanCare strives for excellence in every area in which we operate and we’re humbled that our board have won the accolade in this year’s Diversity Awards, especially given the high calibre of entries received,” he says.
“SwanCare has adopted a firm position to its commitment to ensuring that diversity is achieved through a focus on age, gender, skill sets along with a commitment to our core values.
“SwanCare is also committed to the future through our alignment with emerging leaders programs and SwanCare’s Board Traineeship initiative.”
The Awards honour an individual as well as a not-for-profit organisation who demonstrates exceptional leadership, courage and commitment in promoting diversity in a bid to achieve better governance outcomes for their organisation and society.
The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program aims to develop young leaders and creates opportunities for them to succeed on boards of governance in the aged care and community sector.
Over 34 aged care, community, government and business organisations sponsor the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program and provide leadership expertise, mentors and speakers for the Emerging Leaders Governance Project and leadership events.