Former BaptistCare NSW chief operating officer Annette Hili has joined aged care workforce and client management  technology provider AlayaCare as the new general manager for its Australia and New Zealand operations.

Annette Hili

Ms Hili has worked in the aged care sector for over 23 years, most recently overseeing operational activities and spearheading strategy and growth at BaptistCare.

AlayaCare CEO and founder Adrian Schauer welcomed Ms Hili’s appointment to the executive team, saying she would steer the company’s ANZ operations during a period of rapid growth for the company.

“In her time at BaptistCare she has exhibited tremendous leadership, innovation and collaboration positioning her well to lead AlayaCare’s Australian and New Zealand operations,” Mr Schauer said in a statement. “We’re very fortunate to have her on board.”

The appointment comes after AlayaCare earlier this month announced the acquisition of home care software vendor Procura.

Former Procura Australia general manager Garry Neale takes on the role of general manager of AlayaCare operations in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

AlayaCare, established in 2014, offers cloud-based technology to help manage clients and care workers for home, community and aged care organisations.

Former Westpac GM joins NDIS plan manager

Meanwhile, former Westpac GM and Banks SA managing director Jane Kittel has been appointed as CEO of NDIS service provider My Plan Manager (MPM), which has a staff of 200 and currently assists 14,000 NDIS participants in navigating the national disability insurance scheme.

Jane Kittel

Ms Kittel, who recently led the transformation of Westpac’s contact centre customer operations, will oversee service provision and investment in technology at MPM.

“I’m delighted to join My Plan Manager, an organisation which has been built on its strong commitment to its clients, values and the wider disability community,” Ms Kittel said in a statement.

“The NDIS is still in its infancy and it’s critical that Australia shapes this monumental disability insurance model correctly and positively.”

She took up her new role on January 13.

MPM, establishd in South Australia in 2014, provides financial and service supports and helps connect NDIS participants with services.

Founder and Director Claire Wittwer Smith said Ms Kittel’s track-record of strategy implementation and technological transformation made her the perfect candidate to lead the organisation into the next chapter.

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