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CEO of the Australian Chiropractors Association Announces Resignation

After seven and a half years as CEO of the Australian Chiropractors Association, Adj Assoc Prof Matthew Fisher PhD has tendered his resignation which will take effect from 21 January 2022.

In his time with the ACA, he has overseen the restructure of the Association from a federation to a single national entity in 2018, which has led to an improved capability plus enabled membership growth of 18% over the past three years and markedly improved the financial performance of the ACA. At the last AGM, a surplus of $356K was recorded in comparison to the deficit of $840k he inherited.

In this time, the member satisfaction with the ACA has remained above 85%.

Matthew has navigated the ACA and profession through two government inquiries, maintained the profession’s scope of practice, implemented a Reconciliation Action Plan and focussed on the public benefit in receiving quality chiropractic care.

The ACA’s reach into government and business has improved markedly through his leadership. Matthew’s focus on good governance has contributed substantially to continuous improvement and professional management of the Association.

Matthew has seamlessly managed staff operations during the difficult period of COVID-19, and despite the challenges of working from home, maintained and continued to build a strong and positive culture within the ACA.

The journey has not been an easy one with significant external pressures combined with varying expectations of the membership. Despite this, Matthew has managed himself and the ACA team with the utmost professionalism and he can be proud of his legacy. He has left the ACA in a better place and the Board will look to a new CEO to maintain the high bar Matthew has set.

It is with deep regret that the ACA Board have accepted his resignation given the contribution he has made and the platform Matthew has developed for the ACA and profession.

We sincerely thank Matthew for his contribution and wish him well for the future.

Taken from ACA Board.

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