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Rae Lamb reappointed
Rae Lamb has been
a second term to
Rae Lamb, a
former journalist and
deputy health and
disability commissioner in New Zealand,
previously ser ved two terms as Aged
Care Commissioner before her role
was changed to provide independent
oversight of complaints handling.
Assistant aged care minister Ken
Wyatt said Ms Lamb’s reappointment
would ensure quality and stability for
the sector, and enable robust decision
making in regard to complaints.
KinCare appoints Brian
Bissaker as CEO
Brian Bissaker has
been appointed CEO
of major community
aged care provider
Jason Howie who
will stand down in
Mr Bissaker has
an extensive background in financial
ser vices most recently serving as CEO
of Virgin Money Australia and CEO of
Colonial First State.
He is also a former director and deputy
chair of the Financial Services Council.
Mr Howie, who has been chief
executive officer for the past 16 years,
will remain a non-executive director on
the organisation’s board.
Mr Bissaker said he was excited to join
KinCare and is looking for ward to working
with the 2,000 employees to deliver
exceptional ser vice to its customers.
IRT Group appoints new chairman
IRT Group has
Allan has stepped
down from the role
in anticipation of his
retirement from the
IRT board in early
Leading Illawarra businessman
Mike Halloran was elected as the
organisation’s new chair.
Mr Allan has ser ved on the IRT
board as a director since 2005 and
chairman since 2013.
IRT CEO Nieves Murray said
that during Mr Allan’s tenure the
organisation’s assets had grown by over
20 per cent to $1.1 billion while annual
income increased by over 30 per cent to
Mr Halloran said he looked for ward
to working closely with the board and
IRT leadership to capitalise on the
opportunities presented by a growing
Chris Guille new chair
of National Seniors
has announced the
Chris Guille as its
Mr Guille has
been a board
director of National
Seniors since June
2012 and brings over 30 years of
experience in banking, trustee ser vices
and investment advice to the role.
He is an experienced company
director and currently works as an
adviser to a number of charitable groups
including Aboriginal trusts.
Mr Guille said that creating an even
higher profile of advocacy for the over
50’s was on his list of priorities.
He takes over from David Car vosso
who has been chair since 2011.
Architects BLP appoint
aged care head
Emily Gilfillan as its
national aged care/
seniors living sector
joined BLP in
2014 with over 20 years’ architectural
experience working on projects in aged
care, multi-unit residential, commercial,
new town centres and education.
BLP said Ms Gilfillan was
spearheading its burgeoning aged care
portfolio, leading projects such as the
BlueCross Springfield Redevelopment
which is currently under construction,
and Aveo Newstead.
Ms Gilfillan is also an advisor to the
National Ageing Research Institute.
Claerwen Little appointed
UnitingCare national director
executive Claer wen
Little as its new
Ms Little, a community sector
veteran of more than 35 years, is
currently children’s advocate with
Uniting in NSW/ACT where she has
worked for 25 years holding senior
executive roles in ser vice deliver y,
advocacy and innovation.
She is a member of the UnitingCare
Australia national committee and the
chair of the UnitingCare Australia
Children, Young People and Families
Network and has sat on numerous other
high level boards.
Associate national director Martin
Cowling will continue in the role of
acting national director until Ms Little
commences on 6 Februar y 2017.
LASA appoints state managers
move to a national
model, Leading Age
has announced the
has been appointed LASA NSW state
manager. Mr Moore has extensive
experience in strategic planning, policy,
communications, business development
and program management, spending the
past decade in senior management roles
within community ser vices, most recently
as the general manager of policy and
research at Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.
Veronica Jamison, a senior executive
with extensive public health, aged
care, community and primar y health
experience has been appointed LASA
Victoria state manager.
Kerri Lanchester has been appointed
LASA Queensland state manager. Ms
Lanchester has operated at senior levels
in aged care in the state for the past 20
years, including with LASA Queensland.
Rosetta Rosa has been appointed
SA state manager. Ms Rosa comes from
a leadership management position
at Southern Cross Care in Adelaide
where she led the quality and consumer
engagement portfolio across residential,
home and community and retirement
and independent living ser vices.
Christine Allen has been appointed
state manager in Western Australia.
Ms Allen was most recently managing
director for Perth Convention Bureau.
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