VCC Emergencies Ministry appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry (VCCEM) announces the appointment of Ms Kellie Shewring as Chief Executive Officer of VCCEM, with effect from 6 July 2020. This follows a full executive recruitment and selection process. Kellie is an innovative leader, skilled in strategic business management and sustainable growth, with a passion for helping people.


Through her career, Kellie has worked in both the Financial Services and Not For Profit sectors. She has held executive charity positions for the past decade and most recently, was Chief Executive Officer of Kidsafe NT where she significantly developed the social impact, diversity of income streams and sustainability for the organisation. In 2017, she was awarded the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders (ALEA) Not-for-Profit Leader of the Year award for the Northern Territory and last year, the coveted 2018 3M-Diamond Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Road Safety Award for a remote indigenous program she designed called “Car seats for Kids”, building social change and community capacity to reduce the number of deaths on our roads.

As a senior manager and CEO, Kellie is a passionate and talented leader and has strong alignment to VCCEM, it vision and strategic direction. Kellie’s skills, knowledge and experience, coupled with her warm and engaging personal style, will see her perform as an excellent advocate for VCCEM and within our organisation. Moreover, her clear passion for the mission of VCCEM, combined with her demonstrated commitment to work within organisations and with their people, will add enormous value to our future success and development.


The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Ed and Michael for their outstanding leadership during what can only be described as extraordinary circumstances, and one of the busiest times for VCCEM in our organisations history. Under their leadership and supported by the rest of the VCCEM staff and our senior volunteers, the Board are extremely proud of how the organisation has gone about its business, and for that we are extremely grateful. You should all be proud of your efforts, just as we are.


Under Kellie’s leadership and together with the existing outstanding team at VCCEM, we will continue to move forward in ensuring all individuals affected by traumatic incidents are supported through their grief, suffering and distress.


On behalf of VCCEM, I would like to congratulate Kellie on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer and invite all to welcome her on board.

VCC EM Board of Directors.

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