Soldier On announces appointment of interim CEO

Veteran support charity, Soldier On, has announced the appointment of Interim Chief Executive Officer, Prudence Slaughter.

The appointment of Ms Slaughter follows the resignation of former CEO, Ivan Slavich, earlier this month.

Ms Slaughter steps into the role following her longstanding contribution to the organisation and successful leadership as Partnerships and Grants Director.

With more than 10 years of international experience in the not-for-profit and volunteer sectors, as well as more than five years as a key member of the Soldier On team, Ms Slaughter brings a wealth of experience and understanding to the position.

In her time at Soldier On, Ms Slaughter has been responsible for the development and implementation of key programs that directly support the veteran community. She has also been responsible for obtaining government funding opportunities, philanthropic aid, and extensive partnerships to ensure that quality support is available across the country.

Soldier On Chairman, LTGEN Peter Leahy, AC (Ret’d), expressed his confidence in the appointment of Ms Slaughter.

“During her time at Soldier On, Prudence has been a significant contributor to the success and growth of the organisation. Her passion and commitment to the veteran community, and her expertise in the field make her a tremendous asset to the organisation and to those we support,” Mr Leahy said.

“Myself and my fellow Board members are confident that Prudence will carry on the strong leadership of her predecessors and continue to increase the care and support of our veterans and their family members. We look forward to working with Prudence as she leads the organisation,” Mr Leahy added.

Soldier On Interim CEO, Prudence Slaughter, expressed her sincere thanks to predecessor, Ivan Slavich, and is honoured to lead the Soldier On team.

“Under Ivan’s outstanding leadership, Soldier On has seen tremendous growth and development. The organisation has doubled the number of veterans and family members receiving support and expanded its operations considerably, creating a truly national footprint to provide support to the veteran community where it is needed,” Ms Slaughter said.

“It is now my great privilege to continue this fantastic work. I look forward to leading the team and supporting them in their tremendous efforts to support those who have served our nation,” Ms Slaughter added.

The Board will continue the recruitment process for a permanent appointment for the role of Chief Executive Officer.


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