New Chief Executive a major coup for scosa

scosa is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Julian Sawicki as our new Chief Executive.

Mr Sawicki, who will commence in the position on Monday 24 October, brings with him a broad range of relevant skills and experience, in particular having worked in the community services and disability sectors for many years. For the past nine years he has been the Chief Executive at UnitingCare Wesley Bowden and previously, he had been Director of Corporate Services at Novita Children’s Services for five years.

Pete Madsen, scosa President commented, “Following a comprehensive recruitment search that led to applications from a large number of highly qualified local, national and overseas candidates, we are thrilled to have Julian join us. Not only does he bring extensive knowledge of the disability sector, he also has outstanding commercial acumen, having gained a breadth of experience in the superannuation, transportation and financial advisory sectors.”

The disability sector is currently undergoing a major transition as it moves to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). scosa currently supports just under 400 clients in Adelaide and regional South Australia, with the number of persons accessing our services having grown by 25% over the past three years.

Mr Madsen added, “Julian brings with him the depth of experience and first-hand knowledge of the disability sector that will be invaluable as we continue to work closely with our clients and their families to transition them to the NDIS. He is a proven outstanding leader who I am sure will work excellently with our Executive Management Team, all of whom have been with scosa for a number of years.”

Mr Sawicki is currently a Board Member of the North Eastern Community Hospital, while he has previously been on the Boards of Statewide Superannuation Trust and the Channel Seven Children’s Research Foundation.

Founded in 1950, scosa supports South Australians living with a range of complex physical and intellectual disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and a range of other conditions.