ADRA Australia announces appointment of new CEO

Paul Rubessa.

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Paul Rubessa has been appointed as the new CEO of ADRA Australia.

Mr Rubessa will replace outgoing CEO Mark Webster, who announced in July that he was moving to Bangkok to work at ADRA Asia.

Currently the manager at Risk Management Service (RMS), a department of the South Pacific Division, Mr Rubessa will begin his tenure with ADRA in November.

After a career mostly in finance-related roles, Mr Rubessa said he was excited about the new role. “It was a prayerful decision and the opportunity to work in an organisation that directly and positively impacts people is quite motivating,” he said.

“My goal is to bring out the best in those I work with to maximise ADRA’s impact on the lives of those we serve.”

Mr Webster said he has been very grateful for the opportunity to lead ADRA Australia. “I know ADRA will be in capable hands with Paul’s leadership and I’m excited for what the future holds,” he said.

There will be a period of transition and handover before Mr Webster finishes on December 1.

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