Benetas welcomes new CFO, company secretary

Benetas has appointed Campbell Richards as its new chief financial officer.

Victorian aged care provider Benetas has appointed Campbell Richards as its new chief financial officer and company secretary.

Mr Richards joins Benetas after a career spanning 17 years in public health, government, and not-for-profit and professional services – including six years at KPMG.

Over that time, Mr Richards has managed a broad range of portfolios such as investment, financial control, commercial and government funding as well as corporate governance.

For the past 10 years, Mr Richards worked at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood where his most recent role has been the director of strategy, government relations and projects. While at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, Mr Richards also oversaw capital and strategic investments and financial control.

Mr Richards is a qualified chartered accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds bachelor degrees in civil engineering and accounting.

Sandra Hills

“I’d like to extend an extremely warm welcome to Cam Richards. Cam has quickly established his presence and built strong relationships across the organisation,” said Benetas CEO Sandra Hills in a statement.

“His extensive experience will hold us in good stead as we navigate a rapidly changing sector. I’m looking forward to working with Cam, envisaging the valuable contribution he’ll make to the next stage of Benetas’ journey,” she added.

While welcoming Mr Richards to the team, Ms Hills thanked outgoing CFO and company secretary Neil Fawcett for the role he has played at the organisation for the past 14 years.

“We have had a strong partnership, and he has strengthened our governance and ensured the financial stability of the organisation,” said Ms Hills. “He steered the organisation through challenging times including the global financial crisis and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic. We will miss Neil’s calm persona under pressure and his ability to look at issues from different perspectives to reach a solution.”  

Main image: Left-to-right Neil Fawcett welcomes Campbell Richards to Benetas

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