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Chorus

Established in WA: 2017
1/454 Roberts Road, SUBIACO, 6005
08 9591 5500
In November 2016 three not-for-profit organisations - Community First, Volunteer Task Force and Care Options - announced plans to merge into a new entity with over $30m in revenue, and 1000 staff and volunteers. CARE OPTIONS was formed in 1997 through the merger of three care organisations – Rockingham Home Support, South West Community Options and Rockingham Respite and Support Services. In 2014, they merged with Mandurah Community Care and in 2015, it launched assessment services in three regions of metropolitan South Australia to compliment its Western Australian assessment services. COMMUNITY FIRST INTERNATIONAL was established in 1984 as a Community Youth Support Scheme, an Australian Government employment project. The organisation initially grew slowly, with a focus on employment related programs. By the late 1990s, they expanded throughout the South West with a couple of name changes to reflect expanding activities such as Mandurah Community Support Group, then Peel Training and Employment. In 2004, they became Community First, with a focus on helping more people, not only for their benefit but to also build stronger communities. VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE started operations in 1970. They started as a purely voluntary organisation thanks to the vision of the founders Drs Sandra and John Penrose who adopted the idea of helping those in need of a helping hand in the community from a similar UK-based organisation when they spent some time in England.
Bio last updated 31 May 2018

Article Timeline

Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
Dan Minchin
Dan Minchin *
Chief Executive2017
Geoff Brayshaw
Geoff Brayshaw
Non-Executive Director2016
Tony Cull
Tony Cull
Non-Executive Director2016
Ray Glickman
Ray Glickman
Non-Executive Deputy Chair2016
Barbara Powell
Barbara Powell
Non-Executive Director2016
Stuart Flynn
Stuart Flynn
Non-Executive Director2016
Ian Brunette
Ian Brunette
Non-Executive Director (of Volunteer Task Force since 2015)2016
Craig Adam
Craig Adam
Non-Executive Director (of Volunteer Task Force since 2014)2016
Moira Watson
Moira Watson
Non-Executive Chair, VTF (since 2013) & Care Options (since 2016)2016
Louise Forster
Louise Forster
Head of Brand & People2017
Jamin Hirte
Jamin Hirte
Head of Customer Operations2017
Fionnuala Franey
Fionnuala Franey
Head of Enabling Services2018
Ryan Chapman
Ryan Chapman
Head of Finance2018
* Most Senior WA Executive

Past Employees

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Kath Snell Chief Executive Officer (since 2014)20062017

Latest Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
01/11/16ChorusCommunity FirstMerger$0>>

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