CatholicCare Tasmania’s former Director of Family Services, Georgina McLagan, has retired after serving in her role for more than twenty years.

Georgina has contributed to the development and growth of Centacare and more recently CatholicCare, and said the experience has been a blessing.

“I feel very privileged to have been a part of that growth over the last 26 years.

“We have had enterprising leadership, firstly with Sister Philippa and now with Tim [Gourlay], and I have been reflecting on how fortunate I have been to have experienced this and to have been in a job that I have never tired of,” she said.

Georgina said she felt ‘the time was right’ to retire, but said she will miss the vitality of her workplace and colleagues.

“During my years in a management role I have been blessed with an amazing team of committed people.

“[Their] commitment and hope for [their] clients, in whatever program, are what has made the difference for them and what has validated us as we have worked together,” she said.

CatholicCare Tasmania, Executive Director, Tim Gourlay, said Georgina has been instrumental in contributing to the establishment and growth of the organisation, and also to the growth of the broader social services sector within Tasmania.

“Georgina has been an outstanding leader in the sector who has set a very high professional standard and leaves a legacy that is truly valued.

“She has always kept the clients and their needs at the centre of the organisation’s work and focus. Her leadership and support of staff has been exemplary,” he said.