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Benetas appoints the Venerable Helen Phillips

27th July 2017

Leading Anglican not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas is pleased to welcome the Venerable Helen Phillips, Vicar of Mornington and Mount Martha Anglican Church and Archdeacon of Frankston, to its Board of Directors.

Acting Benetas CEO Chris Karagiannis said that Archdeacon Phillips’ appointment was reflective of the organisation’s commitment to strengthening important relationships within the Anglican community, while sharpening its strategic focus within the changing context of aged care.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Archdeacon Phillips to our Board of ten and have no doubt her leadership, insight and practical understanding of governance will be of significant value to Benetas,” said Mr Karagiannis.

“Archdeacon Phillips’ many and varied contributions to the Anglican community, and her extensive understanding of spirituality and faith in practice, will play a key role as we seek to continue delivering meaningful services to older people, regardless of denomination.”

Archdeacon Phillips brings to Benetas over twenty years’ experience in governance, management, training and leadership in the Anglican Church and educational institutions in both Victoria and Queensland.

Archdeacon Phillips is also a member of the Council of the Dioceses of Melbourne and Balcombe Grammar School Council.

Benetas has this year also welcomed new Board member Helen Bloustein, who brings broad experience in investment management, superannuation and best-practice approaches to sustainability management and reporting, and farewelled the Right Reverend Dr Bradly Billings, after six years of service.

“We sincerely thank Dr Billings for his significant contribution to Benetas throughout his time as Board Director,” said Mr Karagiannis.

“Dr Billings has played a key role in navigating the organisation through a long period of sector change and reform, while providing support from a faith perspective, and we very much appreciate his guidance, governance and commitment to supporting older people.”