This morning the chairman of Anglicare Sydney’s board, Greg Hammond, announced that the organisation’s new CEO is business consultant Simon Miller.

Mr Miller is managing director and senior partner at the Boston Consulting Group, and has many years’ experience advising company boards, executives and CEOs on everything from strategy to artificial intelligence.

He also has experience at a senior level in the public service, having served as first assistant secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, deputy director-general of the Department of Water and Energy and policy director for the NSW Premier, among other roles. In addition, Mr Miller has been executive officer for the Sydney Diocese’s Social Issues Committee.

Archbishop Kanishka Raffel welcomed the appointment, saying, “The leadership of this organisation is one of the key positions of responsibility and trust in the Diocese, and I’m just so thankful to God for the way he has led the board through this selection process, and the wonderful news of the appointment of Simon”.

Mr Miller himself is looking forward to the challenges that await. “Anglicare is an organisation that has such a wonderful history – 160 plus years of serving the city for Christ…that history, that richness, is deeply attractive to me,” he says.

“But I also think that it’s the future. The way that we can continue to deepen and extend the way we love the city in the name of Christ is really exciting, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge and opportunity of doing that. And those things together – that history and that future – are why I’m really attracted to Anglicare.”

He observes that Jesus thinks about the concept of loving God with one’s heart, soul, mind and strength as “an integrated whole”, adding: “I think part of what I bring to Anglicare is wanting to live that out, and really love the Lord my God and love neighbour as self. And I think Anglicare is a wonderful place to do that.”

Mr Miller is married to Naomi and they are members of St John’s, Ashfield. He will take up the role in February 2022.