Amaroo CEO David Fenwick announces retirement

Amaroo Care Services CEO David Fenwick, who oversaw the provider’s launch of a home care packages service, is retiring from the not for profit.

Amaroo Care Services CEO David Fenwick, who oversaw the provider’s launch of a home care packages service for older residents in Perth, is retiring from the not for profit after 18 years.

David Fenwick

Mr Fenwick says he is taking time off to renergise and consider new challenges.

“It is with some sadness that I advise of my imminent retirement from Amaroo after more than 18 years at the helm,” he said in a statement.

“While there are certainly challenges within the aged and community care sector, not least inadequate funding, an ageing workforce and a shortage of skilled staff, I am proud to be leaving Amaroo with an enviable reputation for quality care which continues to represent an excellent value for money proposition for WA retirees.”

Amaroo provides independent living units as well as two residential care facilities, and under Mr Fenwick’s tenure took over 24 pensioner units at Lionsville Village in a joint venture with the Department of Housing.

Mr Fenwick also successfully lobbied the government to allocate 40 residential care places at the Perth Suburb of Denmark and facilitated the establishment of the Gosnells Community Men’s Shed.

Chairman Tony Italiano said Mr Fenwick has worked tirelessly to achieve quality care for older West Australians and taken an active role in the not-for-profit aged care sector.

“David has been an outstanding CEO as, under his leadership, Amaroo now has an annual turnover of $34 million, with a capital worth exceeding $100 million and, as an organisation, is debt free,” Mr Italiano says.

“He has been a visionary leader and epitomises what the aged care sector is in many ways – he genuinely cares for people and wants to do the best he can for them.”

Mr Fenwick will remain in the position of CEO until the board finds  a suitable replacement.

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