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  • Former health peak body CEO appointed LASA Vic chief
  • LASA announces new chair
Former health peak body CEO appointed LASA Vic chief
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Trevor Carr

Leading Age Services Australia – Victoria has appointed the former head of the Victorian Healthcare Association, Trevor Carr, as its new CEO.

Mr Carr will take up the new position in late 2014 and will replace interim CEO Gary Henry, following the departure of John Begg.

LASA Victoria president Ingrid Williams said Mr Carr’s experience in the health services industry would be a great asset to the Victorian peak body.

Prior to his eight-year stint as CEO at the Victorian Healthcare Association, Mr Carr was the CEO of Numurkah District Health Service and has held positions on health services boards for over 30 years.

“Trevor’s professional background in the health services industry, his considerable experience in leading a member based organisation and comprehensive understanding of the current aged care environment leaves me in no doubt he will be a valuable addition to the LASA Victoria team and the industry as a whole,” said Ms Williams.

LASA announces new chair

At the national level, Leading Age Services Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Graeme Blackman OAM as chair.

Dr Blackman, a former chairman of Anglicare Victoria and director of Benetas, replaces Sir Peter Cosgove, now Australia’s Governor-General.

Marcus Riley, deputy chair of LASA, said Dr Blackman brings to LASA a unique range of skills and experience in the charitable, church, philanthropic and commercial domains.

Dr Blackman is an experienced company director and trustee. He is a former Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Victorian College of Pharmacy and the chairman of the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.

For several years he was a director and deputy chairman of Medicines Australia, the pharmaceutical industry peak body, and has served on various government and corporate boards and advisory committees during his extensive career.

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