Aaron Chia was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Guide Dogs SA/NT in May 2017. Prior to this, Aaron was the CEO of the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) in South Australia, and former Deputy CEO of the SA Ambulance Service.
Starting his career as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Whinney (now EY), he moved into commerce and quickly took on senior executive roles across different sectors in Victoria and South Australia such as retail, finance, health, biotechnology, construction, hospitality and manufacturing.
In addition to his role of Chair at CBB, Aaron’s current external board and committee memberships include Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (Board member); SA Fire & Emergency Services Audit and Risk Management Committee (Member); Super SA Board (Deputy Board member) and Netherby Tennis Club Inc. (President).
Aaron’s previously held positions include SA Government State-wide ICT Services Governance Committee (member); SA Health Procurement Approvals Committee (Deputy Chair); SA Health eHealth Finance & Procurement Committee (Member), SA Health One Procurement Implementation Steering Committee (Chair); Saint Ignatius’ College Legal & Finance Committee (Member); Spastic Centres of SA (SCOSA) Foundation (Treasurer) and Western Domestic Violence Service Inc. (Treasurer).
These positions have enabled Aaron to use his vast knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community.
Aaron has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (FCA), and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).