Welcome new Tulgeen CEO Peter Symonds

Due to the retirement of current Tulgeen CEO Jen Russell, the Board of Directors has appointed Peter Symonds as the incoming Tulgeen CEO. Peter will commence in mid-July.

Peter has held management roles in the Disability sector since 1994. Peter began a community‐based employment service on the North West Coast of Tasmania, a region with lots of similarities to the Bega Valley.

Peter’s work has involved rolling out the NDIS across the eastern seaboard for a Queensland service as well as being the Executive Director of Services at Koomarri, the ACT disability service.

Tulgeen Chair Grattan Smith said “I congratulate Peter on his appointment and know he will be warmly welcomed by the Tulgeen team.”

Grattan went on to say “I extend my sincere gratitude to Jen for her eight year contributions to Tulgeen, her leadership as CEO for last five years and in particular the last 18‐months during the bushfire and COVID‐19 crises.”

Jen will continue as the Project Manager for the Elliot Lane Apartments housing development due for completion in August 2021.

“Tulgeen will continue to provide client centered services with a pursuit of excellence. Tulgeen is proud to inspire an inclusive, connected and caring community.” Grattan said.