Aged care provider BaptistCare NSW and ACT has announced Charles Moore will replace Ross Low as chief executive officer from next week.

Mr Moore joins BaptistCare with extensive leadership experience in the private and government sectors and property investment and development.

Charles Moore

He was most recently CEO of Sydney Olympic Park Authority where his achievements include the development of the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan as a sustainable precinct.

Mr Moore said the organisation’s capacity to have a meaningful impact in people’s lives attracted him to the role.

“It is a great honour to be able to serve a business with the mission to transform lives by expressing the love of Christ and it’s exciting to think I’ll be joining over 4,500 staff and volunteers delivering on this mission each and every day,” Mr Moore said.

Mr Low, who has been with the organisation for 16 years including 10 years as CEO, welcomed Mr Moore to  the organisation.

Ross Low

“I would like to congratulate Charles on his appointment as CEO as we embrace this next chapter of BaptistCare’s story,” Mr Low said.

During his tenure, Mr Low’s contributions include overseeing BaptistCare’s community housing strategy and successful 2017 bid for a share in $1.1 billion of State Government funding to build 500 social and affordable housing units.

Mr Low also led the organisation through the COVID-19 outbreak at Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park in Sydney’s north.

The outbreak, which was identified on 3 March, resulted in 21 positive cases, including 16 residents and five staff. A total of six residents died before NSW Health declared the outbreak over on 7 May.

“This marks the end of a significant and sustained effort by the BaptistCare team, and especially our frontline staff who went above and beyond. We remain vigilant in our aged care homes across NSW and ACT as the virus remains active in the community,” Mr Low said at the time.

On his departure, Mr Low thanked the BaptistCare team for their dedication and support during his time at the organisation.

“I have had the pleasure to work with a fantastic team of intelligent and compassionate people who have helped to make BaptistCare what it is today; a strong, community-minded care organisation that continues to grow and to support those most vulnerable in our communities.”

Mr Moore commences as CEO 13 July.

Mr Low will continue to work for BaptistCare until 14 August to fulfil his commitments to the aged care royal commission and support a smooth leadership transition.

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