Alzheimer’s Australia WA CEO to retire
Alzheimer's Australia CEO Frank Schaper pictured here with Alzheimer's Australia President Ita Buttrose
28 June, 2012
Alzheimer’s Australia WA CEO Frank Schaper is to retire after 15 years at the helm.
Alzheimer’s Australia WA Chairman, Craig Masarei today announced the organisation’s long serving Chief Executive Officer Frank Schaper will retire from his role on 28 September this year.
Craig said that Frank, who has held the position for 15 years, has been instrumental to the sustainability and growth of the company and the awareness of dementia in the WA community.
“On behalf of everyone at Alzheimer’s Australia WA, I would like to express our gratitude to Frank for his leadership in guiding the organisation through both challenging times and exciting moments,” Craig said.
“Frank’s vision in tackling the dementia epidemic in WA is unparalleled and many people have benefited from his drive, professionalism and insight into making WA a better place for people living with dementia.”
During his time, Frank led the transformation of the organisation from a service provider to an organisation that has positioned itself as a service model developer, researcher and capacity builder in the health and aged care industry.
Under his leadership, Alzheimer’s Australia WA has established a number of strong local and international partnerships and has embarked on a bold capital works program that will help shape the future of dementia care in WA for generations to come. As a global leader in dementia care, Frank has formed close alliances with other Alzheimer’s support organisations in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
“Frank has been a champion and a strong advocate for people living with dementia and was influential in the development of WA’s Dementia Action Plan,” Craig said.
“We congratulate him on his success and wish him well in his retirement.”
Craig announced that the Alzheimer’s Australia WA Board has commenced the process to identify a new CEO to ensure a seamless transition.
Frank said it has been a great privilege to have worked with exceptional people who are passionate about the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers.
“I am proud to have been a part of the organisation’s growth and its evolution into a leader in dementia care and services,” he said.
“I am confident that the organisation is well positioned for its next phase of growth as it takes on the dementia epidemic that we are facing.”