Noticeboard: Opal Aged Care appoints new CEO

Also in this wrap: ACH Group appoints Mary Patetsos as chair and the Public Health Association of Australia announces a new CEO.

In this story:

  • Opal Aged Care appoints CEO
  • ACH Group appoints Mary Patetsos as chair
  • Public Health Association appoints CEO

Opal Aged Care appoints CEO

Residential aged care provider Opal Aged Care has appointed Rachel Argaman as its new CEO.

Rachel Argaman

Ms Argaman has 20 years international experience in senior management in the hospitality, accommodation and travel sector, most recently serving as the CEO of TFE Hotels.

Opal Aged Care chair Professor Peter Shergold said the board considered Ms Argaman’s strong hospitality and accommodation experience to be advantageous with the demand for a high standard of care and living experiences more akin to a home environment.

“While her experience in leading such a complex organisation gives Rachel a solid foundation in managing a highly-regulated business, the board also welcomes her fresh perspective on how we refine and improve the experience of our residents and families across all our residential facilities,” Professor Shergold said.

Ms Argaman will commence as CEO on 6 August 2018.

ACH Group appoints Mary Patetsos as chair

South Australian and Victorian aged care provider ACH Group has announced the appointment of Mary Patetsos as board chair.

Mary Patetsos

Ms Patetsos previously served as ACH’s deputy chair for three years and has been a director on its board since 2008.

Alongside her appointment as ACH’s chair, Ms Patetsos will continue her roles as chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia, SA Housing Trust and SA Local Government Grants Commission, a council member of University of South Australia and the deputy chair of Health Performance Council and the National Aged Care Alliance.

Ms Patetsos is also a chair and non-executive director of Power Community Limited and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Public Health Association appoints CEO

Terry Slevin

The Public Health Association of Australia has announced the appointment of Terry Slevin as CEO of the non-government organisation.

Mr Slevin previously served as the director of education at the Cancer Council of Western Australia and has been closely involved with PHAA over the years as a fellow of the association and as vice-president on the PHAA board.

Mr Slevin will also continue his work in public health research as adjunct professor at both the Australian National University and at Curtin University.

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