CEO, Meals on Wheels SA
C6 – Support @ Home
Thursday 13 October 2022
2:00pm – 3:15pm
Sharyn is a highly experienced and strategic executive leader in the national not-for-profit food and health sector.
In her current joint roles as CEO of Meals on Wheels South Australia and Meals on Wheels Australia President, Sharyn has a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of communities through the delivery of high quality community services and programs.
Sharyn leads South Australia’s largest community-based volunteer organisation and is responsible for 80 branches, 7000 volunteers and 60 staff delivering 4000 daily meals and supporting 11,000 people annually.
In her national role with the iconic organisation, Sharyn was instrumental in the development of Australian meal guidelines promoting improved nutrition, balance and healthy choice and in influencing aged care reform to ensure communities can benefit from services like Meals on Wheels well into the future.
A former Telstra Businesswoman on the Year finalist, Sharyn is leading a transformation of Meals on Wheels to expand its social impact through new service models and markets.
During her career in the health sector, Sharyn has also worked at Director and Executive Director levels including within a large State Government home-based care provider.
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Sharyn is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Graduate Certificate in Management from Curtin University, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from University of South Australia and most recently undertaken studies in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal as well as Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management at Harvard Business School.