Benhome appoints new John Cleary as new CEO

New Benhome CEO John Cleary. Picture: Supplied
New Benhome CEO John Cleary. Picture: Supplied

Benhome has announced former Anglican church general manager John Cleary has been appointed the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Cleary takes over the role from Neil Sutherland, who is retiring from the position after almost eight years of service.

Benhome chairman Bob Geoghegan, who is also a Maitland councillor, announced the change in a memo to staff and residents in January.

Mr Cleary will begin as CEO on April 18.

“Mr Cleary has a wealth of experience in the not for profit sector,” Cr Geoghegan noted in the memo. 

“In his previous role as Diocesan General Manager/Registrar of the Anglican Diocese, he was responsible for oversighting a number of schools and the not for profit arms of the Anglican Church.”

The Maitland Benevolent Society runs Benhome – a care facility aimed at enhancing the quality of life of aged people and people with a disability.