McCallum boss set to retire this year

AFTER more than 12 years as chief executive officer of McCallum Disability Services, Shane Molloy has announced he will retire this year. 

Mr Molly began at McCallum on October 1 in 2001 after his time as CEO at East Wimmera Health Services. 

He said the people who worked in disability services had a great commitment to the job, working to make the lives of others better. 

There were many highlights over his time at the organisation, but Mr Molloy said he was proud of its continuous refurbishment, improving of physical resources and expanding programs. 

McCallum now employs 310 people across Ballarat and St Arnaud, as well as helps many more through the cities with community connections, support employment, supported accommodation, lifestyle options and others. 

Although Mr Molloy said he would like to see some current projects through to fruition, it was time to draw the line.

He said he had few friends in the region who had retired in the past 12 months.

“They’ve all been telling me about the new things they’ve been doing. I’ll spend time catching up with them,” he said.

He also said he planned to travel more. 

Mr Molloy said with the National Disability Insurance Scheme there would be tough times ahead, but McCallum was well-placed for facing the changes. 

An exact date for Mr Molloy’s finish is yet to be determined, but he expects it to be in the second half of this year.