Wanslea CEO Tricia Murray retires

Earlier this year, Tricia Murray announced her planned retirement date of 1 July 2022, resigning as CEO of Wanslea. After 18 years of leadership at Wanslea, Tricia is taking leave from now until her official retirement date later this year.

November 12, 2021
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Tricia’s passion, drive and genuine want to help children and families saw her grow Wanslea, enabling it to deliver services that are inclusive, accessible and available across Australia, and her dedication will be missed.


Ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s cultural practices are included in, and help to guide, Wanslea practices was particularly important to Tricia. Her advocacy for the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural learning forms part of her legacy, as does her dedication and enthusiasm for education and inclusion.


“It has been such a privilege to have had the opportunities that Wanslea has provided me and I know it will continue to be a well-respected, innovative and committed organisation as new directions are explored.” ~ Tricia Murray AM, Wanslea Chief Executive Officer February 2004 – February 2022.


Tricia’s departure still sees Wanslea in capable hands, with its Chief Financial Officer of four years Liane Papaelias stepping into the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer as the search commences for the new CEO.