BlueCross appoints new CEO

Ingrid Harvey has been appointed new CEO of Victorian aged care provider BlueCross.

Victorian aged care provider BlueCross has confirmed Ingrid Harvey as its new chief executive officer.

Ms Harvey was the chief operating officer at BlueCross since 2019 and has been acting in the role of CEO since Rob Putamorsi departed in February this year.

BlueCross founding board member David Eccles said the appointment was a testament to the strong internal talent within the organisation.

“Over the past few years, Ingrid has been instrumental in our response to the pandemic, demonstrating a calm and compassionate approach and prioritising the safety and wellbeing of residents, their families and staff,” he said.

Prior to joining BlueCross, Ms Harvey held various senior management positions, including in the health, retail and customer service sectors. “We expect this varied experience and her thoughtful approach will be valuable assets to lead the next chapter in the BlueCross story,” said Mr Eccles.

Ms Harvey said she was delighted to be appointed CEO and was looking forward to building on the great work undertaken by Mr Putamorsi before her.

“We have an incredible community at BlueCross, committed to continuous improvement and placing those we support at the centre of everything we do,” she said. “With many great initiatives underway, it will be an exciting time for the organisation.”

BlueCross chair steps down

In addition, it was also announced that BlueCross chair Dr Julie Caldecott had resigned after four and a half years of service.

Thanking Dr Caldecott for her contribution, Mr Eccles noted her significant role in the BlueCross response to the aged care royal commission and her commitment to coaching and building a strong leadership team.

“She has left a legacy of ensuring quality clinical governance,” he said. “And her efforts, integrity and commitment to residents, families and staff, has been exemplary.”

Main image: Ingrid Harvey

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