Adjunct Professor. Stephen Cornelissen has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood | Gig Executive

Adjunct Professor. Stephen Cornelissen has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Adjunct Professor. Stephen Cornelissen has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood commencing 6 June 2022. In this position, Stephen will be responsible for ensuring ongoing transformation and sustainable growth for the organisation.

Stephen presents with a background in the public, not for profit and private sectors across state and national level and demonstrates comprehensive experience in managing regional and national programs and in developing acute and rehabilitation hospitals, mental health, residential aged care and home and community-based services.  A proven leader committed to the organisations mission and values, Stephen is recognised as authentic and focused and as a leader who engages and supports colleagues.

Stephen has been engaged with Mercy Health since 2003 holding positions as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer prior to his appointment as Group CEO in 2011. Earlier in his career Stephen held leadership positions in New Zealand and South Australia.

“I would like to thank Fisher Leadership and in particular Liz Jones for the professional, supportive and engaging manner in which they worked with me regarding this appointment. The process was seamless and I was kept informed and updated during the entire process. I am very honoured to be selected for this unique role and looking forward to working with one of Australia’s most recognised and critical services.”

Stephen Cornelissen


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