Samaritans CEO, Cec Shevels announces retirement

Cec Shevels, well-known social justice commentator and advocate, has announced his retirement plans. During his 25 years with Samaritans, Cec’s passion and wealth of knowledge has seen the organisation grow significantly. Today a thriving Samaritans operates over 100 support services across six regions throughout NSW and employs some 700 staff.

The Right Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle and Chair of Samaritans board, said,”Cec has made an outstanding contribution to people’s welfare and social justice in the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast regions for 25 years. His leadership within the Anglican Church and the wider community is very highly regarded. He has made an immense difference to so many people.”

Cec Shevels will commence his retirement at the end of January 2016. A national Executive Search will commence shortly for his successor.