PMSA announces resignation of inaugural CEO

The Presbyterian & Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) Board today announced the resignation of CEO Mrs Sharon Callister.

Mrs Callister is the PMSA’s inaugural CEO and has completed a three-year term with the organisation.

PMSA Chair Mr Morgan Parker thanked Mrs Callister for her significant contribution.

“On behalf of the PMSA Board, staff, and our schools, we want to thank Sharon for her passionate leadership during her tenure,” Mr Parker said.

“Sharon has led the organisation through a period of unprecedented change and transformation.

“She has worked tirelessly for our organisation and we wish her all the best for her future endeavours,” Mr Parker said.

“Her enduring legacy includes the implementation of significant governance reforms, the development of our group office function, and leading the development and operationalisation of the PMSA Strategic Plan. She has also worked to develop strong relationships with our four schools and all key stakeholders.“

Mrs Callister acknowledged the immense privilege she has felt as the PMSA’s first CEO.

She said her decision to resign was prompted by immediate family responsibilities in Sydney.

“I am confident that I am leaving the PMSA in a strong position, with the governance reform program we embarked on three years ago in place and now being fully implemented. These reforms are all about giving the school principals more autonomy and more effectively utilising valued PMSA volunteers to provide strategic advice and support across all areas of PMSA” Mrs Callister said.

“It has been a wonderful team effort and I would like to thank my team at PMSA and our schools for their support, hard work and passion for the job.

“I want to acknowledge the inspirational leadership of our PMSA Chair and the Board over recent years, and also thank our many stakeholders who have collaborated and shared in our vision for our wonderful schools.”

The PMSA Board is currently undertaking an extensive executive recruitment process for a new Group CEO to guide the organisation through its next exciting chapter.

Mrs Callister said she looked forward to working with the Board to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the PMSA and have loved working and living in Queensland. It is my hope that I will return to Queensland in the not too distant future as my personal circumstances permit,” she said.

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