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Anglicare appoints Grant Millard as CEO of merged entity; Bethanie appoints new head of business development; and COTA Victoria announces new CEO.

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  • Anglicare appoints Grant Millard as CEO of merged entity
  • Bethanie appoints new head of business development
  • COTA Victoria announces new CEO

Anglicare appoints Grant Millard as CEO of merged entity

Grant Millard
Grant Millard

Anglican Community Services has appointed Grant Millard as CEO of the new organisation that was formed as a result of the merger between Anglicare Sydney and Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV).

After an eight month process, the merger took effect on 1 July 2016 with the new entity, Anglican Community Services, to trade as Anglicare Sydney to become a much larger player in the greater Sydney and Illawarra region.

Mr Millard was CEO of Anglicare Sydney since 2011. Prior to that he was general manager of Moore Theological College. Before taking up that role, he was a partner in an international accounting firm before and spending 13 years in senior management roles with Coca-Cola in Sydney, Athens and London.

He will begin the role on 1 September and will be responsible for 3,800 staff, 2,900 volunteers across retirement living and residential aged care, home care and community services. Current CEO Rob Freeman leaves Anglicare on 31 August but will stay on as a consultant for six months to assist with integrating the organisations.

Anglicare Sydney now operates 22 retirement living villages and 22 residential aged care homes. Anglicare At Home begins by offering home care services to 1,500 people and Commonwealth Home Support Program services to over 8,000 people. Community services programs include migrant and refugee services, emergency relief, counselling, foster care and adoptions, disability support services for young people, and chaplaincy services.

Bethanie appoints new head of business development

Rohan Taylor
Rohan Taylor

Western Australian not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Bethanie has appointed Rohan Taylor as chief business development.

In the role, Mr Taylor will be responsible for developing new retirement villages and aged care facilities through successful partnerships with industry to add capacity to the Bethanie’s presence, which spans from Geraldton to Bunbury and across the Perth metropolitan area.

Mr Taylor has over 15 years’ senior management experience in the property, financial services and investment industries. From his experience in building effective commercial relationships, Mr Taylor said delivering on promises, both internally and externally, was critical to success.

Bethanie said Mr Taylor would work with developers and other joint venture partners to identify unique development opportunities across Western Australia to achieve the organisation’s vision of adapting to the changing needs and expectations of future generations.

COTA Victoria announces new CEO

Ronda Held
Ronda Held

Ronda Held has commenced work in her new role as CEO of new seniors’ organisation COTA Victoria, replacing long term CEO Sue Hendy.

Prior to her previous role as manager of CDC support project Home Care Today, Ms Held had key positions in government, in the management of services, consultancy, teaching and national advocacy.

She also had been involved in voluntary roles with community development, leadership development and the governance of community organisations.

Ms Held said she was passionate about older people’s involvement in issues that affected them at a personal, community and policy level.

“I am incensed at the ongoing discrimination against older people in our community, particularly in employment but more broadly in community attitudes. I am constantly in awe of the wealth of experience, the talent and wisdom of our older community members.  We must draw on that wealth of experience to strengthen and build more inclusive communities,” Ms Held said.

She said as people lived longer, the patterns of work, retirement and the ageing process changed. “But we must never forget the vulnerability of some older people and our responsibility to ensure that there are adequate safeguards to protect their wellbeing and living standards.”

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