I am delighted to now inform you all that Christopher JOHN has accepted the Board’s offer to join Bloomhill as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Christopher who is currently based in Melbourne has a wealth of experience as a non-profit executive in the charitable sector particularly in organisations not dissimilar to Bloomhill.

His last 15 years have been in Chief Executives roles:

Chief Executive of Prince’s Trust Australia Ltd

A registered Australia charity established under the guidance of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales which delivered three main programs- helping young people and military veterans with the enterprise skills they need to succeed, and leading the way in building sustainable communities through innovative design.

Chief Executive Officer of United Synergies Ltd (Now You Turn Ltd)

Originating as the Noosa Youth Service and based in South East Queensland this organisation has provided services to children, young people and families for 29 years.

Through this organisation Christopher first became aware of and had some involvement with Bloomhill.

Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline Hobart Inc.

An organisation of which we all aware of and respect.

Christopher is also currently a Director for Suicide Prevention Australia.

With the reopening of our State borders, Christopher is now able to join us earlier than first anticipated and he will commence duties on Monday 14th December. Christopher will be at Bloomhill around 14 December 2020. We look forward to making him welcome.


Nicky Jardine

Acting CEO

A note from newly appointed CEO, Christopher John

I am delighted to be joining you as your Chief Executive this December. As part of my welcome note, I thought I would share a little about myself so that you can get to know me a little.

I am passionate about communities and organisations that strive to assist those among and around us. Together, these organisations say a lot about us as people – they demonstrate what we value and strive for.

For me, this is a true representation of Bloomhill. Like all community organisations, it started with a small group of dedicated individuals that rose to address a need in our community. Today, as you know, Bloomhill provides significant and meaning support to those individuals and families impacted by cancer.

I wish to start by saying thank you – this is often something we don’t say enough. Your contribution is part of the representation of what we collectively value and who we are. I am certain the lives of those you come in contact with are better off because of your contributions.

As we come into Christmas and holidays, I know that this time of year is also a mixed time for many of us. For some it is a celebration for healing, survival or just additional time with those we love. For others it is a time of grieving for those that have passed this year, or years prior. I just want to say you and your families are in the thoughts of the Bloomhill community, the Board and I. 

I bring an existing appreciation of Bloomhill through my contact with the organisation when Ms Mervat Quirke was your CEO. I also bring 14 years’ experience in Chief Executive roles in the non-profit sector across Tasmania, the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and nationally. I am often described as passionate and dedicated to the cause. For those that would like to see some detail about my background, or would like to connect virtually, please feel free to visit my LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/christopherjohn73. I would love to get to know a little more about each of you also.

I will be joining the Bloomhill community on Monday the 14th of December and look forward to working with Nicky and meeting each of you due course. In the meantime, I am moving back to the Sunshine Coast, from Melbourne, a small excitement for my partner and I also!

Until we meet in person, stay safe and connected.




Christopher John

Newly appointed CEO