Noticeboard: Latest sector appointments

In this story: Dr Jane Wilson appointed to Opal board; Nicola Reynolds to oversee research, advocacy at Benetas; and Marcus Riley appointed chair of IAHSA.

In this story:

  • Dr Jane Wilson appointed to Opal board
  • Nicola Reynolds to oversee research, advocacy at Benetas
  • Marcus Riley appointed chair of IAHSA

Dr Jane Wilson appointed to Opal board

Dr Jane Wilson
Dr Jane Wilson

Opal Aged Care has announced the appointment of Dr Jane Wilson to its board.

A guardian of the Future Fund Board, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, Dr Wilson is also an independent director of Sonic Healthcare, one of the world’s largest medical diagnostics companies.

Dr Wilson said the aged care industry was facing an unprecedented time of change with resident needs and government policy acting as catalysts for providers to deliver better quality services.

“It is an exciting time to be involved and I am looking forward to the role I can play in influencing the direction of the business to provide continued high quality, specialist aged care,” she said.

Dr Wilson is finance director of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, acting Chancellor of The University of Queensland, a member of The University of Queensland Faculty Of Health Sciences Board, a director of the General Sir John Monash Foundation and a member of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience Advisory Board.

Opal chairman Professor Peter Shergold said Dr Wilson would bring valuable insights and expertise gained during her successful career, which has included banking, medicine and finance roles.

Nicola Reynolds to oversee research, advocacy at Benetas

Nicola ReynoldsVictorian not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas has appointed Nicola Reynolds as general manager customer, innovation and marketing.

Ms Reynolds, who has extensive experience across industries including aged care, education and transport, will be responsible for the organisation’s advocacy and research projects, customer experience program and customer centre, and marketing and communications.

She said her focus would be on improving experiences for Benetas customers, ensuring they remained at the centre of the aged care discussion.

“As the sector changes from a business-to-government to a business-to-consumer focus, it’s important that we provide the right amount of support, knowledge and customer service to empower people making the most important decisions of their lives,” she said.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said Ms Reynolds’ appointment reflected the organisation’s commitment to ensuring older people had a voice in the conversation about ageing.

Marcus Riley appointed chair of IAHSA

Marcus Riley
Marcus Riley

Marcus Riley, CEO of aged care provider BallyCara, has been appointed chair of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA).

Mr Riley is chief executive officer of the Hibernian Friendly Society, which owns and operates BallyCara. He has served as an IAHSA board member for two years.

Mr Riley said he hoped to grow IAHSA’s global network on ageing and foster innovative ideas to improve provider practices worldwide.

In addition to Mr Riley’s leadership role at BallyCara, he is the deputy chairman of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and president of LASA-Queensland as well as a director of Australian Marist Solidarity.

IAHSA executive director Katie Smith Sloan said Mr Riley would bring passion and guidance to IAHSA’s programs.

IAHSA is a global network of more than 26,000 ageing services providers in 30 countries.

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Tags: ballycara, benetas, Dr Jane Wilson, Hibernian Friendly Society, marcus-riley, Nicola Reynolds, opal aged care, peter-shergold, sandra-hills,

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