My Pathway CEO announces planned departure

My Pathway CEO, Paul Synnott, has advised his departure from the organisation by 1 July 2022. It comes after seven years in the role where he has strengthened business operations and expanded into new programs and sectors.

The organisation is working through a transition plan and has commenced an internal and external search for a new CEO.

My Pathway Chair, Nicole Oke, said she had felt saddened and surprised by the move, but had come to understand the personal and professional reasons for Mr Synnott’s resignation.

“Paul has demonstrated outstanding leadership for our organisation during his time as CEO. We have a strong working relationship, and I will certainly miss his support and advice,” she said.

“I’ve come to understand the reasons for his decision, and we’ve wasted no time in planning the transition and considering options for a new CEO.

“During the past seven years, Paul has embedded effective strategic planning processes across the organisation and achieved significant business diversification. This has included new contracts in Disability Employment Services and ParentsNext and the acquisition of My Pathway Facility Services.

“He was integral in establishing our joint venture partnerships with Indigenous organisations across our Community Development Programme (CDP) regions, with a focus on building local capability and representing First Nations Peoples.

“Paul consistently shows his commitment to investing in people and encourages respect and empowerment. His influence has enabled our people to be more collaborative and aligned to our shared purpose to create positive social and economic impacts.”

My Pathway CEO, Paul Synnott, said the decision had been difficult but he was confident it was the right time to pass the batten to a new leader.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being My Pathway’s CEO and the challenges and rewards that has brought.  Leading the organisation during the past seven years has been an exciting journey of new opportunities and growth,” he said.

“The people I’ve met and the partners I’ve had the pleasure of working with will leave lasting impressions. I’m most proud of the colleagues who I’ve watched develop and dedicate their efforts to employment services and community development in Australia.

“I still have several key projects I need to see through and will be supporting the Board and executive team to recruit a new CEO. I’m excited for my future and also the future of My Pathway under the leadership of new and existing team members.”