Allity Aged Care’s former general manager of finance Chris Hilton has joined VMCH as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Hilton, who takes up the new role from January, brings leadership experience in property and health, including general manager of finance at Lendlease.

Mr Hilton says he chose VMCH for its wide range of services and holistic approach to care, and looked forward to gaining a deeper understanding of the disability sector with the organisation. 

“Aged care, retirement and disability are exciting sectors to be a part of and not without their challenges,” he said in a statement.

Chris Hilton

“The Royal Commission, varied public perceptions and continued changes in customer expectations mean that providing products and services aligned to a well-defined model of care are vital aspects of successful service delivery and support.”

He said the opportunity to work for an organisation that made a significant contribution to the community was a driver in his decision to take up the role.

“I thrive in an environment where I can build and be a part of strong and successful teams to achieve great things,” he said.

VMCH CEO Sonya Smart said snaring Mr Hilton was “a great coup”. 

 His skill in aged funding and reporting, integration and sales, retirement governance, leadership during growth and productivity improvement would be an asset to the organisation, she said.

“On a personal level, Chris’ personable and compassionate nature will be a great cultural fit at VMCH,” Ms Smart added.

Mr Hilton replaces VMCH CFO John McKenna, who is departing after five years in the job.

“John has made a huge contribution to our organisation over the past five years, steering us successfully through many financial challenges including the merge of Villa Maria and Catholic Homes and of course this global COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Smart said.

This story first ran on Community Care Review.

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