Chief Executive Officer
Robert was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in August 2019, following a one-year period as Interim CEO. Robert has been part of the leadership team since October 2017 when he took up the role of Executive General Manager - Business Development, Property and Infrastructure. He joined BlueCross with more than 20 years of experience in a number of senior roles at Australian Unity including finance, commercial, operations and business development. His last role at Australian Unity was General Manager - Retirement Communities. Robert holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Deakin University and is both a Licensed Real Estate Agent and a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA). Over many years in the industry, he has developed an extensive knowledge of both the aged care and retirement village living sectors, making him well placed to lead the company and help us in achieving our growth and expansion plans into the future.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
Ingrid joined BlueCross in July 2019 as Interim COO. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the health and aged care sectors and was CEO of an 1100-bed aged care business in Victoria. More recently, Ingrid was the owner and Managing Director of a private 191-bed aged care business and runs her own advisory business, where she provides consulting services to various businesses. Ingrid originally trained as a nurse and specialised in intensive care and paediatric nursing. She has a BA in Educational Studies, MA in Health Administration and a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management). She is also a graduate of the AICD and INSEAD, and the Williamson Community Leadership Program.
Executive General Manager – Business Development, Property & Infrastructure
Alan joined the BlueCross leadership team in October 2018. He is responsible for managing the company’s property and infrastructure portfolio, as well as sourcing, evaluating and executing new acquisition strategies and development investments. Previously he held a number of senior management positions at Charter Hall Group, Macquarie Group and global consulting engineers, Arup, in the UK and Australia. Alan holds a Masters degree in engineering from the University of Warwick (UK), an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Executive General Manager - Clinical Governance, Risks & Innovation
Jodie joined BlueCross in July 2017. She has 27 years of healthcare experience across the full continuum of care in metropolitan and remote areas of acute, sub-acute and ambulatory care settings. She has also worked as a private consultant providing education advice and reviewing regional health services and clinical governance structures. A nurse by background, Jodie holds a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters in Business Administration. In her last role at Peninsula Health, she led the sub-acute wards to win the Qualitas Award in the Productive Ward series. The series has a major focus on quality and visual management to ensure staff regain valuable time to allocate to client care.
Executive General Manager – Finance & Corporate Services (CFO)
Colin joined BlueCross in September 2016. He has responsibility for the Group's finance and information technology functions including statutory accounting, finance, taxation, treasury, accounts and payroll management and company secretarial. Colin has over 30 years' experience in financial management, with the most recent nine years in public health, as CFO for Melbourne Health, CFO for South Metropolitan Health in Perth, Interim CFO for Northern Health in Melbourne, and Interim CFO for Barwon Health in Geelong. Previously from a predominantly manufacturing background, Colin had five years' collective experience as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for ASX listed hospitality group National Leisure & Gaming and for agri-food business Select Harvests; 13 in a variety of senior financial and commercial roles within South Pacific Tyres; and three years as Divisional Financial Controller for the automotive division of Nylex. Colin holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a Master of Business Administration, and a Graduate Diploma of CSP. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a member of Governance Institute of Australia, and a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Executive General Manager, People & Culture
Catherine joined BlueCross in May 2019, bringing with her over 25 years of experience in strategic and operational People & Culture leadership roles in multiple industries including retail, sales, supply chain, financial services, IT, healthcare and insurance. Having worked in B2B and B2C across public, private, regulatory and multinational environments, Catherine is highly experienced in dealing with complexity and a dispersed workforce. She thrives on creating whole of business capability and cultural frameworks that help organisations achieve their objectives through people. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business, is a Fellow Certified Practitioner of the Australian HR Institute and a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.