MercyCare is proud to welcome its new leader and Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris Hall. Chris is also the current President of the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS), a member of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) board of governors, Co-Chair of Community Employers WA, and an inaugural member of the Partnership Forum, established by the Premier.
Since 2006, Chris has been inaugural CEO of UnitingCare West where he performed a key role in helping to establish UnitingCare West as a new community service organisation of the Uniting Church in WA. Amongst other positions he has held in WA he has been CEO of Wesley Mission Perth and Relationships Australia. Chris has a strong Catholic background including having worked in an executive capacity in Catholic social services in Western Australia and nationally over many years.
Chris is a well known supporter of the not-for-profit sector and a well recognised advocate and driver for social justice and for changes that benefit the community. He was a 2009 Churchill Fellow and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management WA. He has tertiary qualifications in business management, social work and the arts.