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 YourPlace Housing Ltd. (Chair); SA Selection Committee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (Member); SA Fire & Emergency Services Audit and Risk Management Committee (Member); and Netherby Tennis Club Inc. (President).
Previously, Aaron has held governance positions with Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (Board member); Super SA Board (Deputy Board member); Saint Ignatius’ College Legal & Finance Committee (Member); Spastic Centres of SA (SCOSA) Foundation (Treasurer); and Western Domestic Violence Service Inc. (Treasurer). Aaron has also served on several SA Health governance committees where he supported procurement and ICT initiatives.
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).