Brightwater Care Group appoints new CEO

WA aged care, disability and retirement services provider Brightwater Care Group has appointed Catherine Stoddart at its new CEO.

West Australian aged care, disability and retirement services provider Brightwater Care Group has appointed Catherine Stoddart as its new CEO.

Ms Stoddart joins the not-for-profit provider with extensive leadership experience in complex health and care organisations, including Oxford Hospital’s National Health Service Foundation Trust where she worked as deputy chief nurse and deputy chief executive.

Most recently, Ms Stoddart was the deputy director general at the Department of Communities in WA and chief executive officer at Northern Territory Health.

Ms Stoddart received the 2011 Telstra Western Australia Business Woman of the Year award for strategies she devised to build stronger nursing career paths, as well as the development of Aboriginal employment programs.

In 2013, Ms Stoddart was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal for her contribution to global community health volunteering programs.

Catherine Stoddart

“I am excited to welcome Catherine and I am confident her appointment will support Brightwater’s continued success in the pursuit of our mission,” said Brightwater Group chair David Craig.

Ms Stoddart said she was thrilled to accept the role. “I look forward to working with the Brightwater team to meet the challenges ahead and believe that my experience in leading complex health and human services, as well a deep empathy for people, will be well placed here.”

Ms Stoddart replaces Jennifer Lawrence who is stepping down in April after more than six years in the role.

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