Noticeboard: Australian Unity appoints three executives

Also in this story: UOW’s Dr Lyn Phillipson appointed age-friendly mentor of international program and Hall & Wilcox announces a new partner.

In this story:

  • Three executive appointments at Australian Unity
  • UOW’s Dr Lyn Phillipson appointed mentor of international program
  • Hall & Wilcox announces partner

Australian Unity appoints three executives

From left: Steve Drummy, Beverly Smith and Mike Hutton-Squire.

Australian Unity, a mutual-based company providing home, disability and aged care, retirement living and healthcare services, has made three senior appointments.

Steve Drummy, who was previously chief financial officer of Australian Unity’s independent and assisted living business, has moved into the role of executive general manager of home & disability services.

Mr Drummy has been involved in developing and executing the organisation’s home care and disability services strategy over the past year in his previous role.

Beverly Smith has been promoted from chief customer officer to executive general manager of residential communities.

In her new role, Ms Smith will oversee Australian Unity’s aged care and retirement living portfolio, including the Herston Quarter development in Brisbane.

Elsewhere, Mike Hutton-Squire has been appointed executive general manager of health services.

Mr Hutton-Squire will be responsible for the management of dental services as well as Remedy Healthcare, a health risk management business that provides health coaching, home healthcare and corporate health services.

UOW’s Dr Lyn Phillipson appointed mentor of international program

The World Health Organisation and the International Federation of Ageing has announced the appointment of University of Wollongong dementia expert Dr Lyn Phillipson as an age-friendly mentor under its joint international program.

Lyn Phillipson

Dr Phillipson, who leads UOW’s Dementia Friendly Communities and Organisation project, is an Australian Research Council dementia research fellow and an award-winning public health academic.

She is one of 20 people worldwide named a mentor under the joint Age-friendly Environments Mentoring Programme (MENTOR-AFE) .

MENTOR-AFE aims to build and develop skills to develop age-friendly environments, including advocating for older people and age-friendly environments and building strategic partnerships.

The program is a distance mentoring program and will run over 12 months.

Hall & Wilcox announces partner

Independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has announced Alison Choy Flannigan as a partner and leader of its national industry team.

Alison Choy Flannigan

Ms Choy Flannigan has expertise in regulatory, corporate and commercial infrastructure projects and privacy and acts for clients in the aged care, health, life sciences, not-for-profit and government sectors.

She was previously a partner and general counsel of Ramsay Health Care and is also the company secretary of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation. She has also sat on hospital advisory committees and boards.

Ms Choy Flannigan will be based with Hall & Wilcox’s corporate and commercial team in Sydney. She commenced her new role on 22 October.

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