Veteran support charity, Soldier On, has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Slavich. Slavich will be leaving the organisation on 15 March 2022, following a successful two and a half years of leadership. Under his leadership, Soldier On has seen tremendous growth, doubling the number of veterans and family members receiving life-changing support services. In meeting the ever-present demand for support across the country, Soldier On has obtained increased government funding opportunities, philanthropic aid and outstanding community assistance to ensure that support is available in every state and territory, in both metro and regional areas.
Soldier On Chairman, Peter Leahy, expressed his sincere thanks to Slavich for his commitment and passion throughout his engagement with the organisation. “In his time as CEO, Ivan has made significant contributions to Soldier On and the veteran community. He has provided outstanding leadership and vision through challenging times, leading the organisation towards many great triumphs. His legacy will be increasing care, support and recognition of our veterans and their families and we wish him great success in his next endeavours.”
Slavich said leading Soldier On has been the highlight of his working career. “We have doubled the number of veterans and family members we support, creating a truly National footprint to provide support where it is needed. I have had many personal experiences where veterans have told me that we have changed or saved their life, nothing could be more rewarding than that. This was only possible because of my fabulous staff, supporters, philanthropists, government, corporates, ambassador, the Board and the most generous public who have “Marched On” in our signature peer to peer fundraiser that was introduced under my leadership raising nearly $2 million per annum. Soldier On has changed the veteran landscape to provide excellent support for the veteran community. I would like to thank Peter Leahy and the Board for being so supportive and look forward to seeing Soldier On continue from strength to strength as I hand over the reins to the next commander in chief.”
The Board will now commence recruitment for a new Chief Executive Officer.