12 October, 2017

12 October 2017: Paul Rubessa has been appointed as the new CEO of ADRA Australia.

Mr Rubessa will replace outgoing CEO Mark Webster, who announced in July that he was moving to Bangkok to work at ADRA Asia.

Formally the manager at Risk Management Services (RMS), Mr Rubessa will begin his tenure with ADRA in November.

After a career mostly in finance related roles, Mr Rubessa said he was excited about the new role.

“It was a prayerful decision but the opportunity to work in an organisation that directly and positively impacts people is quite motivating,” he said.

Paul Rubessa

“My goal is to bring out the best in those I work with to maximize ADRA’s impact on the lives of those we serve.”

Mr Webster said he is very grateful for the opportunity to lead ADRA Australia.

“I know ADRA will be in capable hands with Paul’s leadership, and I’m excited for what the future holds,” he said.

There will be a period of transition and handover before Mr Webster finishes on December 1.