CEO Message

Just a quick hi to all in the HeartKids family.

I am thrilled to join the team in taking over from Terry as CEO.

Already Terry’s thumbprint on the organisation is very evident and I would like to acknowledge his work and dedication over the last 3 or so years, and especially to the manner in which he has welcomed me.

I have been very fortunate in my career having been part of a number of great organisations, including St John Ambulance, The Brotherhood of St Laurence and Variety the children’s charity. All of whom, along with HeartKids, make such an indelible impact on the lives of people and especially families.

Recently I had an opportunity to join FSC Sherrie McDonald and some HeartKids parents at one of their morning teas at the RCH which provided a wonderful appreciation for me of the work done “at the coal face” when families need someone to turn to.

What was also so very evident was the personal relationship and trust which existed between them.  A great hallmark for an organisation such as ours to have.

Whenever the occasion arises please don’t be a stranger.

Warm regards

Norm Hutton

October 2013

Victoria & Tasmania