Arthur served on the board of Uniting from 2011-2017. During that time, Uniting, a Not for Profit organisation with over eight thousand staff and fifteen thousand clients of multiple services including Aged Care, Retirement Villages, Community Care, Hospital Care, and services for Children, Young People and Families, underwent a major transition. Every part of the enterprise was affected.
One very important change led by Arthur was a complete restructure of the property organisation. There was a natural reluctance to engage with the changing needs of the business especially as the restructure would affect so many people. However Arthur persuaded the board to provide the money to engage consultants and then kept a firm grip over their work so as to produce a change of lasting benefit to Uniting.
Arthur was tireless in his pursuit of excellence and showed commendable restraint and leadership. — July 2017