The new CEO of Goodwin Aged Care Services says he is keen to build on the organisation’s growth in recent years.
Chris Lamont was appointed to the role after former CEO Bruce McKenzie stepped down in August.
Mr Lamont has extensive experience in the property sector, having worked in senior roles at the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and having coordinated the federal government’s $5.6 billion social housing initiative.
“I hope to continue the growth of Goodwin in the ACT – and maybe even across the border,” Mr Lamont said.
“I am also interested in looking at where we can integrate aged care and other support services…Going further into the community is going to be a real challenge and opportunity going forward.”
Mr Lamont said the organisation planned to set new benchmarks in delivering accommodation and care options for older Australians.
“I have seen the product that Goodwin produces and it really is first class,” he said.
“The Ainslie Village has state of the art facilities and it really challenges some of the stereotypes that people would have had about retirement and aged care, even five years ago.
“Going beyond what was previously available in the market for aged care facilities is something that clearly interests me.”
Goodwin’s chairman, Geoff Knuckey, said Mr Lamont shares the organisation’s goal of providing the highest quality aged care services in the country.
“[He] has displayed a great depth of knowledge in the provision of accommodation to a range of Australians, including the elderly, and has previous success in the delivery of major construction projects,” he said.
“This combines exceptionally well with his knowledge of housing policy and economics.”
Goodwin also announced that it has appointed Tony Keen to the role of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Finance Officer.
Mr Keen recently rejoined the organisation following a period overseas and has been the acting CEO during the recruitment process.