Mr Chris McCarthy

Experience:  Chris was appointed CEO of Hear and Say in 2012 having been with the organisation since 2007. Since his time at Hear and Say, the organisation has grown significantly and its staff of 64 now support over 600 children who are deaf, and their families. Chris oversees an expanding service network, with centres in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Cairns and Townsville and an eHealth program for rural and remote families.  

Chris is currently a Director and Member of First Voice which collaborates nationally with other member organisations to shape public policy and funding decision making related to hearing impaired children.

Interests:  Early Childhood Intervention and support of families; NFP Sector growth; Community Health solutions; Disability services and particularly relating to hearing loss; Rural and remote community development; and Leadership - individual and community