Aaron Chia was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Guide Dogs SA/NT in May 2017. Prior to this, Aaron was 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 and Whinney (EY), he moved into commerce and quickly took on senior executive roles across different sectors in Victoria and SA such as retail, finance,, health, biotechnology, construction, hospitality and manufacturing.
Current external Board and committee memberships include CBB Incorporated (Board Chair); UnitingCare Wesley Bowden (Board member); SA Fire and Emergency Services Audit and Risk Management Committee (Member); Super SA Board (Deputy Board members) and Netherby Tennis Club Inc (President). Previous positions held include SA Government Statewide ICT Services Governance Committee (member); SA Health Procurement Approvals Committee (Deputy Chair); SA Health eHealth Finance and Procurement Committee (Chair); SA Health One Procurement Implementation Steering Committee (Chair); St Ignatius College Legal and 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).