After eight years establishing the first Industry body for community services, Belinda Drew is stepping down from the role as CEO of Community Services Industry Alliance.  

While we are sad to see her leave the role, we congratulate Belinda for her appointment to the role of Deputy Director-General, Communities Division, in the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.  

Belinda leaves CSIA in a strong position and can be proud of her achievements over the last eight years.  

Through her leadership, CSIA has grown into a resilient Industry body with a team of experts delivering in partnership with Industry and government across a broad program of work. This includes: 

  • Building a capable professional team from two to twenty-two over the past eight years. 
  • Working closely with the Board in the stewardship of CSIA’s purpose. 
  • Building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and leading the development of CSIA’s Reconciliation Action Plan and development of our cultural competence.  
  • Building strategic relationships with community services leaders intent on improving the industry, in more recent times leading the work of COVID 19 Community Services Taskforce.   
  • Working with the Queensland Government on a broad range of community services reforms including work in investment reform, outcomes, workforce, and industry development. 

We look forward to continuing to work with Belinda as she continues to champion the value of community services in her new role. 

Please join with us in thanking Belinda for her leadership over the past eight years. 

Belinda will finish in her role on Friday 22 July and the CSIA Board has commenced a search process for her successor.   

CSIA will be in good hands during this time of change. General Manager, Programs Matthew Gillett will take up the role of Acting CEO while a new CEO is recruited.  With Matthew and the board’s steady leadership, CSIA will continue to advance the Community Services Industry by doing business better.  

– CSIA’s Board and team