Noticeboard: Chris McGowan leaves Silver Chain

Also in this wrap: NewDirection Care appoints COO; Thomas Geer welcomes Arthur Koumoukelis as partner; and Hynes Legal appoints Helen Kay as associate director.

In this story:

  • Chris McGowan to leave Silver Chain
  • NewDirection Care appoints COO
  • Thomas Geer welcomes Arthur Koumoukelis as partner
  • Hynes Legal appoints Helen Kay as associate director

Chris McGowan to leave Silver Chain

Silver Chain Group CEO Dr Christopher McGowan has resigned from the national health and aged care service provider after more than 10 years at the helm to take on the lead role at a state health department.

Dr Chris McGowan

Chair of the Silver Chain Group board Anne Skipper announced on 19 April that Dr McGowan was returning to his native state to take up the position of CEO at South Australian Health.

She said Dr McGowan’s new appointment was a positive reflection of his impact and achievements at Silver Chain.

“Under his leadership, revenue increased from $110 million to $300 million and Silver Chain has positioned itself as a national leader in community based palliative care, introduced innovative service delivery and funding models, and established a presence across Australia,” Ms Skipper said.

Dr McGowan will leave Silver Chain on Friday 4 May.

The group is currently recruiting a new CEO. In the interim, Lyn Jones, Silver Chain executive general manager, strategy and executive operations, will be acting CEO.

NewDirection Care appoints COO

Alasdair MacDonald

Queensland aged care provider NewDirection Care has promoted Alasdair MacDonald to chief operating officer.

Dr MacDonald, who was previously the director of operations at NewDirection at Bellmere, has eight years of experience working in aged care and over 20 years in senior management.

In his new role, Dr MacDonald will assist NewDirection Care’s founder and CEO Natasha Chadwick with marketing and product development of their residential aged care microtown concept nationally and internationally.

Thomson Geer welcomes Arthur Koumoukelis as partner

Arthur Koumoukelis

Corporate law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed Arthur Koumoukelis as a partner specialising in aged care and retirement villages.

Mr Koumoukelis has specialised in the aged care and retirement village industry since 1995 and is known as a leader to the broader Asian region in the sector.

He has brought on board an experienced team of eight people, including a senior associate, lawyer and three paralegals who also share expertise in the aged care sector.

Hynes Legal appoints Helen Kay as associate director

Helen Kay

Queensland-based specialist law firm Hynes Legal has appointed Helen Kay as an associate director.

Ms Kay has previously led the corporate and commercial team of a Western Australian health and aged care law firm.

She has more recently practiced law in the UK and Australia and has over 15 years commercial legal experience including running her own practice.

In her new role, Ms Kay will work with an aged care and retirement living industry focus and practice all aspects of commercial law.

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