Catholic Healthcare managing director David Maher, who oversaw the growth in residential aged care places, is stepping down from the New South Wales provider.

Mr Maher, who has been at the organisation for more than 20 years including 10 as its managing director, has advised the board of his resignation and will step down in late May.

During his time at the organisation, he has led the organisation through a period of growth and transformation during significant reform, Catholic Healthcare said in a statement.

He has overseen the growth of the organisation across all services including increasing residential aged care places  by 50 per cent to 3,000 beds, boosting retirement living by 170 per cent and doubling Home Care Packages  to 1,600 packages.

Mr Maher has also helped more than double Catholic Healthcare’s revenue to $350 million and $1.3 billion in assets.

He has been involved in developing the Catholic Healthcare Mission, which promotes living life to the full through a person-centred care focus, and supporting staff that provide care.

Mr Maher also established the Catholic Healthcare Foundation for Research and Innovation.

Mr Maher said he was honoured to have led the organisation.

“It has been a great privilege for me to lead such a dedicated group of staff to fulfil our mission of promoting life to the full to an ever-growing number of clients across the decade,” Mr Maher said.

“The new managing director will have a great base to work with in writing the next chapter of Catholic Healthcare’s story in the exciting world of aged care possibilities post the royal commission,” he said.

The board has commenced the search for Mr Maher’s replacement.

Main image: David Maher.

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