Gus Seremetis – Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of Cire Services Inc, Gus Seremetis leads by example through her commitment to delivering excellence and her passion for helping people achieve the goals they are willing to work towards.
With a professional background in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Gus is a visionary and transformational leader. She has entrepreneurial capability and a track record in building and leading high performing senior teams, underpinned by a focus on organisational improvement.
Gus draws on more than 25 years of leadership experience in human resources, strategy, legal, financial, marketing and commercial environments. She has a proven capacity to work collaboratively with boards, directors, executive management, government, peak bodies and key stakeholders within the education, employment services, community services and recruitment sectors.
“I am privileged to be leading an organisation aligned with my values and surrounded by talented individuals who are passionate and committed to delivering what we promise.”
“I enjoy being part of a meaningful organisation with a community focus”.
Peri Dix – Executive Manager Education, Cire Community School
As Executive Manager of Education Peri’s role is to ensure the school values of Respect, Safety and Learning are a focus for each student, across all campuses. Provision of excellent learning experiences which cater for all student needs at an individual level, alongside working with the team to support mental and emotional health in our young people are key priorities.
Peri has a strong background in curriculum planning and assessment, and individualised learning and has been a school principal for over 15 years across a wide range of educational settings.
“All young people can achieve success and our dedicated team of staff support them in finding their futures.”
Diletta Lanciana – Executive Manager, Early Learning
It was Cire’s values and relentless commitment to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds to be the best they can be that sealed the deal for Diletta Lanciana to become Executive Manager, Family and Children’s Services.
In turn, Diletta enriches her role with more than 30 years of experience in various careers that have included social work, business and early childhood. Initially a social worker in community health, aged care, and with young mums in the Yarra Valley, she found her niche in the early childhood sector where she has worked for more than 16 years. Most of her time has been in leadership positions.
Diletta is a strong advocate for the importance of the early years in the healthy development of individuals and that all children should have opportunities for learning.
“I am excited to be part of an innovative and inspiring organisation where community encompasses all that we do.”
Laura Shortis – Executive Manager, Cire Training and Community Hubs
Given her broad leadership experience across the community services sector, Laura Shortis has the expertise and professional agility to further enrich her role as Executive Manager, Cire Training and Community Hubs. With a passion for community inclusion, her responsive and adaptive approach helps support her team to ensure the hubs consistently meet the needs of the communities they serve and are an integrated part of Cire’s overall operation.
Laura believes in the importance of empowerment through effective leadership, and providing her team with the tools and support to thrive in their roles and exceed their own expectations. Laura is excited to be a part of a dynamic leadership team with a shared vision for making a positive impact on the community.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to be a part of an organisation that shares my strong sense of community and the desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”