Presbyterian Support Otago farewells Chief Executive

14 July 2017

Today Gillian Bremner has announced her intention to retire, with effect from early next year. It has been more than 23 years since Presbyterian Support Otago has farewelled a Chief Executive.

David Richardson, Presbyterian Support Otago’s (PSO) chairman, explains that “Gillian has led our organisation with great faith, compassion, respect, integrity, and courage, and I am grateful for her enormous contribution to both PSO, and the greater Otago community.”

Mr Richardson continues by acknowledging “Gillian’s reasons for leaving are family and opportunity based, with her husband, Graeme, taking up an academic position in Botswana.”

Gillian said, “times, circumstances and individuals change, but the need never goes away. This has certainly been true throughout the 111 year history of PSO. Whatever the future may bring, this is an organisation that can meet any challenge.”

“There have been many highlights for me. One has been the broadening of our approach to include advocacy, giving voice to the clients we serve and the issues they face. Another has been the work we have been able to do with strengthening communities. And I am proud of what we have been able to do in residential aged care. The focus on quality of care tailored to the individual, and the capital development over the years, has been very satisfying.”

PSO will be having a farewell function for Gillian in the new year; more details will be released closer to the date.

Gillian’s last day of work will be 31 March, 2018


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