CEO's Corner

CATA has recently upgraded its website with a new look – you’re welcome to view the site by visiting www.catagroup.org.au Along with the website upgrade comes the capacity to more efficiently create and distribute this newsletter and other documents to our readers. I hope you enjoy the new format and find it easy to use.

Representatives from the Boards of CATA and RISE recently attended the first Advisory Group meeting associated with the potential amalgamation of the two organisations. The role of the Advisory Group is to make recommendations to each of the respective Boards about the planning and implementation of the suggested amalgamation. At its July 2015 meeting, the Advisory Group considered a preferred model intended to guide the outcome of an amalgamation. The group agreed all key aspects of the model in principle. Should each of the Boards accept the recommendations from the Advisory Group meeting the next stage will involve commencement of detailed planning and conduct of due diligence to ensure no surprises exist for each of the organisations.

CATA Group has been successful in being appointed as a service deliverer for clients who receive Disability Services Commission funding across the metropolitan area. This includes the NDIS trial sites in the hills and Cockburn-Kwinana. This is a significant step forward for CATA and enables the organisation to implement an Art Outreach strategy in other metropolitan sites.

This month I’ve chosen silent movie stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to illustrate how important it is for success that key stakeholders have confidence in the outcome before they start.

Graham Hope - CEO