Anthony Mitchell resigns as CEO

Published 04.05.17

Leapfrog Ability has today announced that after seven years as Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Mitchell has tendered his resignation. Anthony is taking the opportunity to seek new challenges and spend quality time with his family.

Leapfrog Ability Chairperson Liz Nicol said Anthony has been a strong hand during his tenure as CEO and played a pivotal role in the smooth transition in to the National Disability Insurance Scheme(NDIS).

“In the four years since the introduction of the NDIS, Anthony has overseen a transitioning strategy and introduced operational programs required to move the organisation from being wholly government-funded to financial self-sustainability,” Ms. Nicol said.

“On behalf of the board and the staff of Leapfrog we wish Anthony every success in the future and we are deeply grateful for his significant contribution to the success of the organisation during a challenging time.”

Having laid the strong foundations required for the organisation to be fully operational under the NDIS from 1 July 2017, Mr Mitchell believes he is leaving at a logical point in Leapfrog’s transformation.

“I am proud that the organisation is now offering viable options for NDIS participants to get value from their plans particularly in the areas of Coordination of Supports and Therapy services,” Mr Mitchell said.

“I have enjoyed my time as CEO of Leapfrog Ability, having restructured and expanded the organisations services to be able to provide more services, more often to more people than ever in our 20-year history.

“Leapfrog Ability is one of the success stories of the NDIS implementation and, like other high quality providers, has benefited from the introduction of the Scheme.” Mr Mitchell said.

Anthony will hand over the reins to Acting CEO Bruce Mulligan in mid-May.

“I feel I have achieved many of the things I set out to achieve, and am proud of where Leapfrog is today. Now that the organisation is moving to a more stable operational model, it is time for me to turn my attention to new challenges and to my family, and maybe take some time out for a golf game or two” he said.

 

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