Silver Chain announces new CEO

Silver Chain Group has announced its new CEO as Ms Dale Fisher, who will commence in the role on 3 December 2018.

Chair of the Silver Chain Group Board Anne Skipper said the Board is extremely pleased to welcome Dale to lead Silver Chain, one of Australia’s largest providers of in-home health and aged care.

Ms Dale Fisher
Ms Dale Fisher

Ms Skipper said Dale comes to Silver Chain from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where she has been the Chief Executive since 2013.


As CEO Dale implemented Peter Mac’s ambitious Strategic Directions 2015–2019, steered the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) redevelopment project, oversaw the transition to Peter Mac’s new home in Parkville, and built the service and research capacity of the enterprise.

“She started her career as a Registered Nurse and, while working as a nurse, completed a Bachelor of Business at RMIT and later a Masters of Business at Monash University.

“Dale has extensive experience in the health sector and also holds a number of academic and non-executive director positions

“The high regard in which Dale is held is evidenced by her induction into the Victorian Honour Roll in 2011 and recognition as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2013.

“Last year Dale was also made a Distinguished Fellow of Monash University in recognition of her exceptional leadership and service to others,” Ms Skipper said.

Dale’s appointment follows a comprehensive selection process that attracted a very strong field of candidates.

Ms Skipper said her passion for health, strong values alignment and desire to transform the health and aged care system were evident during the selection process.

“Dale’s appointment comes at a pivotal point in the Silver Chain Group’s proud 120-year history as we continue to evolve as a leading, highly respected and innovative not-for-profit organisation.

“Silver Chain is well placed to achieve its strategic vision delivering the world’s best health and aged care in the community, so Australians can confidently live their lives as they choose,” Ms Skipper said.

Ms Skipper said the Board would like to thank Ms Lyn Jones for her contribution as acting CEO during the recruitment period.

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