Praise of outgoing 3Bridges CEO, Rosemary Bishop

Rosemary Bishop.

Rosemary Bishop.

Georges River Council has acknowledged the significant contribution made by Rosemary Bishop to the Georges River community during her tenure as chief executive officer of 3Bridges Community.

Rosemary Bishop left her position as CEO to take up consultancy work.

Barry Gallagher is acting as the interim CEO while recruitment for a new CEO is completed.

In 2018, Ms Bishop was named as the Oatley electorate's Woman of the Year.

In a Mayoral Minute lodged at this weeks council meeting, Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene praised Ms Bishop's leadership and work in forging stronger community bonds.

"I would like to acknowledge the significant contribution made to the Georges River community by Rosemary Bishop, the outgoing CEO of 3Bridges Community who is sadly leaving the organisation this month," Councilor Greene said.

"Rosemary came on board as the inaugural CEO of 3Bridges in July 2014, following the coming together of the Pole Depot, Keystone and Menai Community Services.

"Since Rosemary joined 3Bridges she has built on the important work of her predecessors, further improving the quality of service provision for the most vulnerable members of our community.

"Under Rosemary's leadership, 3Bridges has established an inclusive service, building a strong Aboriginal team and increasing the number of services that can be delivered to clients in their own language.

"She has forged strong community networks to provide best practice services across a wide spectrum, focusing on the four main life stages from children and families, youth, through to adults and seniors.

"Her many achievements include fostering research and project implementation in the areas of dementia, respectful ageing, and support for people with brain injuries.

"Rosemary is an accomplished businesswoman who has overseen major infrastructure projects, including the construction of the Penshurst Community Centre in 2017, and has ensured the long-term sustainability of 3Bridges by increasing revenue from $9 million to $23 million during her tenure as CEO.

"She has held leadership positions on a range of not for profit boards, including as Chair of the Sydney Community Health Network and Evolve Housing, and is a member of the HR Advisory Panel for Charles Sturt University.

"Pleasingly, Rosemary plans to continue her important work in the community sector and I look forward to hearing of her achievements," Councillor Greene said.

"On behalf of the Councillors, General Manager, Executive Team and staff of Georges River Council, I wish to thank Rosemary for her commitment to the Georges River community and wish her all the best for the future."