In other news:

  • Glenview CEO steps down
  • Clinical governance manager appointed at Anglicare
  • New director at IRT

Property group Mirvac’s investor relations manager is joining HammondCare as the not-for profit’s new head of home care.

Bay Warburton

The recruitment of Bay Warburton by HammondCare CEO Mike Baird reunites the former NSW premier with his old right man from his time in Macquarie Street.

Before starting with Mirvac in 2017, Mr Warburton worked as Mr Baird’s chief of staff when he was both Premier and Treasurer.

At Mirvac Mr Warburton was responsible for managing external relationships including government, media and investor relations.

Community Care Review understands Mr Warburton, who will be tasked with growing the provider’s home care operations, is due to begin his new job with HammondCare next month.

Glenview CEO steps down

Tasmanian aged care provider Glenview Community Services CEO Lucy O’Flaherty, who oversaw the development the organisation’s specialist dementia village, has stepped down after a decade at the helm.

Lucy O’Flaherty

Ms O’Flaherty joined the organisation in 2011 and was involved in the development of specialist dementia facility Korongee Village in Glenorchy in Hobart’s north.

Glenview board chair Craig Andrikonis thanked Ms O’Flaherty for her service.

“The board would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Lucy for her years of service and wish her well in her future career path,” Ms Andrikonis said.

The board appointed Glenview’s executive manager, corporate services Kirsten Robertson as acting CEO and will commence the search for a new CEO shortly, Mr Andrikonis said.

New clinical governance manager at Anglicare

Ramsay Health Care’s former national clinical governance manager Glenna Parker has been appointed as Anglicare’s new chief clinical officer, where she’ll be responsible for quality and clinical governance across the provider’s operations.

CEO Grant Millard says Ms Parker’s expertise will be a valuable addition for Anglicare, as the government works to implement the recommendations of the aged care royal commission, and a new aged care act in the pipeline.

“Ms Parker’s appointment means Anglicare’s residents, clients, staff, and families can have assurance that someone with strong clinical rigour, deep knowledge of health and aged care issues, and a thorough understanding of the regulatory process will be serving them,” he said.

Ms Parker has previously worked as a nurse assessor for the Victorian health department and has been consulting as an assessor with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission for the last four years.

IRT welcomes new director

Healthcare industry expert Jennifer Stuart Smith has been appointed as a director of independent living, residential and home care provider IRT Group.

Jennifer Stuart Smith

Ms Stuart Smith is the immediate past CEO of not-for-profit aged care and retirement provider James Milson Village and previously held senior management roles at Moran Health Care and Living Care and worked as a member of the ACAT team in NSW and ACT.

“Despite the unprecedented changes, upheavals and challenges, the industry has a hold on my heart. Working in aged care has been the most uplifting gig of my lifetime, and I’m looking forward to supporting IRT to help older Australians live with dignity, respect and choice and achieve their optimum quality of life,” she said in a statement.

She replaces Mike Hyde who retired from the board in 2020.

Search for new CEO at RSL LifeCare

RSL LifeCare is searching for a new chief executive officer following last month’s resignation of Laurie Leigh after almost three years at the helm.

Ms Leigh joined the organisation in 2018 to strengthen its corporate governance during the year-long Bergin Inquiry, which investigated fraudulent allegations of the Returned and Services League of Australia (NSW), RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution, and RSL LifeCare.

Under her leadership, retirement living and residential aged care services grew “significantly” and the number of home care clients doubled in two years, RSL LifeCare said in a statement.

She tendered her resignation and left the organisation in mid-April. RSL LifeCare has engaged an executive firm to find her replacement and appointed chief financial officer Drew Pearce as acting CEO in the interim.

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