Remote accord network announces new chair

Russell Bricknell has an extensive background in aged care and the community services sector.

The Aged Care Workforce Remote Accord has appointed Juniper chief executive officer Russell Bricknell as chair of its leadership group.

Mr Bricknell – who took over the help of Juniper in December 2022 – has an extensive background in the aged care and the community services sector.

He was was chief executive of Baptistcare WA serving metropolitan and regional communities in Western Australia for over five years and global chief executive of the Aged Care Channel Australia for five-and-a-half years before that, managing operations in Australia and overseas.

Mr Bricknell was also chief operating officer of Australian Home Care, a provider of home-based care for people with disabilities in NSW and Victoria, a general manager of Baptistcare NSW and ACT, and executive director of Churches of Christ Care in Queensland.

Mr Bricknell has been a member of the remote accord leadership group – which is made up of representatives of service providers operating in remote and very remote areas across Australia – since December 2022. 

Established in 2018, the accord was created following a key recommendation of the royal commission as a way of addressing the shortage of appropriately trained aged care workers in remote Australia.

Mr Bricknell replaces Tamra Bridges, who took on the chair role in September 2022.

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