Noticeboard: latest appointments in aged care

Baptistcare WA appoints Russell Bricknell as chief executive officer; Braemar appoints Wayne Belcher as CEO; Vik Jeyakumar appointed chief executive officer at Kira; and three new appointments to Aged Care Financing Authority.

In this story:

  • Baptistcare WA appoints Russell Bricknell as chief
  • Braemar appoints Wayne Belcher as CEO
  • Vik Jeyakumar appointed Kira CEO
  • Three appointments to financing authority
Russell Bricknell

Baptistcare WA appoints Russell Bricknell as chief

Baptistcare in Western Australia has announced the appointment of Russell Bricknell as its new chief executive officer.

Mr Bricknell, currently the CEO of the Aged Care Channel, has experience in the delivery of aged care services having previously held senior roles with Australian Home Care, BaptistCare NSW and ACT and Churches of Christ Care in Queensland.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Bricknell said he has a passion for delivering high quality care that positively impacts the lives of residents, customers and their families.

“I’m honoured and excited to have been selected to lead this organisation. Together with the team, I look forward to making a real difference in the lives of people we care for and support,” he said.

Mr Bricknell begins his role at BaptistCare WA in April.

Wayne Belcher

Braemar appoints Wayne Belcher as CEO

Braemar Presbyterian Care has appointed Wayne Belcher as its CEO.

Mr Belcher is an experienced executive in the aged care sector with former roles including chief executive of The Bethanie Group and most recently a director and interim CEO of Baptistcare WA.

He succeeds Glenn Muskett who has been instrumental in Braemar’s service delivery, growth and development since his employment in 2000, the provider said.

Mr Belcher assumes the CEO role in early March.

Vik Jeyakumar

Vik Jeyakumar appointed Kira CEO

Not-for-profit Perth-based disability services provider Kira has announced the appointment of Vik Jeyakumar as CEO.

Mr Jeyakumar has a background in social services senior management, having worked in a range of not-for-profit organisations across Perth.

He previously held executive roles in Life Without Barrier’s WA and Youth Futures WA and was deputy CEO at the WA peak body for youth services, YACWA.

Three appointments to financing authority

From left: Louise Biti, Susan Emerson and Mike Rungie

The government has announced the appointment of Louise Biti, Mike Rungie and Susan Emerson to the Aged Care Financing Authority.

Ms Biti is director of Age Care Steps and has more than 22 years’ experience as a financial services technical specialist.

Mr Rungie is the former CEO of the ACH Group and a well-known leader within the aged care sector, while Susan Emerson is the director of care environments and service strategy at Helping Hand Aged Care.

All three have been appointed as members of ACFA through to December 2019.

Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt thanked the outgoing members – Lee Thomas, Mary Patetsos and Julie Campbell-Bode – for their service.

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