New CEO for Gateways Support Services


Leading Victorian autism and intellectual disability support organisation, Gateways, has announced that Chief Executive, Rosemary Malone, will hand over to new CEO Stephanie Gunn effective 29 July 2019.

Under Rosemary Malone’s leadership over the last 16 years, Gateways has focussed on assisting people with disabilities, and steadily growing its range of services across Western Victoria and Western Melbourne.

Some of the highlights of Rosemary’s achievements during her time at Gateways include:

  • Development of specialist out of home care services for children with disabilities
  • Development of new accommodation and day program options for adults with disabilities
  • Successful transition by Gateways to providing NDIS supports

Rosemary was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Role in 2015 for her contribution to disability services in Victoria. Gateways President Bernie Jenner said “Gateways has greatly benefited from Rosemary’s expertise and commitment, as have the many people Gateways supports.”

A new chapter now begins with new CEO Stephanie Gunn ready to lead Gateways to expand opportunities for people with disabilities. Ms Gunn is currently a member of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) executive leadership team in her capacity as the General Manager of Critical Services and Issue Response.

Gateways Chair Dr Bernie Jenner said, “The Board is delighted to welcome Ms Gunn as she will be an outstanding leader for our organisation, to guide us with sensitivity through the exciting but challenging times ahead, as we transition from one exceptional leader to another”.

Stephanie is a founding member of the NDIA and has played a critical role in the establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), from policy development of the scheme taskforce to designing the first participant pathways, and negotiating the arrangements for the standing up of all original trial sites.

Stephanie moved to Geelong from Canberra in 2014 and managed the Barwon trial site for 15 months, continuing to implement and drive improvements in how to deliver the NDIS.

Over the past seven years, Stephanie has held numerous significant leadership roles in the NDIA, including as Acting Deputy CEO.

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