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Changing of the guard at Amity



The three founding Directors of Amity Group – David Armstrong, David Farugia and Armando Sgroi – have announced that they will leave the private aged care operator at the end of July.

The news follows the acquisition of Amity, along with New Zealand-based sister company Guardian Health Care, by British-based healthcare company, BUPA late last year.

BUPA’s Managing Director, Mark Ellerby said in a statement that he wished the three Directors every success.

“I know their decision has not been taken lightly however they each feel the time is right to pursue other interests and allow for a new management team to take the business to the next stage of growth and development,” said Mr Ellerby.

“I am pleased that they shall continue over the next few months to lead Amity and ensure a smooth handover of their roles.”

Amity’s Managing Director, David Armstrong said he and his colleagues were proud of the reputation Amity had developed since it was established almost a decade ago.

“It is the confidence we have in the current management teams and our wonderful staff at all Amity homes and at Amity Services, together with BUPA’s strength, support and similar service culture that has enabled us to make what we believe is the right decision,” said Mr Armstrong.

Amity currently operates 48 aged care homes in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT with further developments expected over the next few years.

The company is now looking for a new Managing Director and Operations Director.



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