In this story:

  • Uniting appoints new chief
  • Anglican Care chair steps down after more than four decades
  • Regis appoints two new directors

Uniting appoints new chief

Uniting has announced the appointment of Tracey Burton as executive director of Uniting NSW/ACT.

Tracey Burton

Ms Burton was most recently executive director of Eastern Hospitals at St John of God Health Care in Victoria.

Her previous roles include CEO of St George Private Hospital, Ramsay Health Care, general manager corporate services at St Vincent’s & Mater Health Sydney and executive director of the Mater Private Hospital, South Brisbane

Ms Burton holds a Bachelor of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of NSW and is a graduate of an executive program at Colombia University in New York.

Uniting board chair Heather Watson said Uniting was delighted to appoint Ms Burton, an experienced CEO with more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian health sector, as its new chief executive.

“The board and I look forward to working with Tracey on Uniting’s strategic vision for the next 10 years, implementing a holistic, community-based approach that delivers long-term benefits across NSW and the ACT,” Ms Watson said.

Ms Burton will commence in her new role on 16 April 2018.

She will succeed Peter Worland, who announced his intention to retire in November after five years with the organisation. Mr Worland will support the transition until his retirement on 30 June.

Anglican Care chair steps down after more than four decades

The long-serving chair of Anglican Care, John Kilpatrick, has retired after 47 years on the organisation’s board.

Mr Kilpatrick was appointed to the board of directors in 1971 and as chairman in 1980.

He led Anglican Care’s growth from a company with one residential aged care facility servicing 150 residents to today providing a range of aged care services including 12 residential homes across the Hunter, Central Coast and mid coast regions of NSW servicing over 1,400 seniors.

Anglican Care CEO Colin Osborne said Mr Kilpatrick has been a visionary leader, diversifying the business and ensuring they remained a market leader in aged care services.

“John has been a stalwart leader of Anglican Care and leaves us in a strong position for continued growth, particularly in the areas of home care and retirement living services.”

While chairman of Anglican Care, Mr Kilpatrick also served as an Alderman at Lake Macquarie City Council for 13 years, 11 of those years as Lord Mayor, and on the board of Greater Bank (then Greater Building Society) and the Samaritans.

Mr Kilpatrick said he was proud of the staff, residents and consumers who brought every Anglican Care facility and service to life.

Malcolm McDonald, who was an Anglican Care board member from 2003 – 2016 and is the chairperson of the Audit & Risk Committee, takes over as board chairman from this month.

Regis appoints two new directors

Residential aged care provider Regis Healthcare has appointed specialist paediatrician Professor Christine Bennett and as one of two new independent non-executive directors.

Professor Bennett, who is Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Medicine, has been CEO of Westmead Hospital, a partner in the KPMG Health and Life Sciences practice and a group executive and chief medical officer at both MBF and Bupa Australia.

She has over 30 years health industry experience in clinical care, strategic planning, executive management, teaching and research, said Regis chairman Mark Birrell.

The other new appointment is Matthew Quinn, a senior real estate and property development executive, whose previous roles include managing director of Stockland for 13 years.

Mr Birrell said Mr Quinn had a track record of strategy development, delivering financial results and driving operational efficiency.

These two new appointments deepen the professional experience of Regis’ board, he said.

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