The Royal Commission Final Report on Aged Care Quality and Safety will outline how your business will be impacted should the government agree and act on its recommendations. Many of the issues and opportunities that exist in the sector have been highlighted, but where do we go from here?

Watch our webinar with Charles Moore (CEO, BaptistCare NSW & ACT), Coralie Nichols (Diocesan CEO of Anglian Church Newcastle), Melissa Argent (CEO, Rockpool Residential Aged Care), Belinda Hegarty (Head of Healthcare Business Banking, Commbank) and Darrell Price (National Head of Health and Aged Care, Grant Thornton) as they discuss what a dynamic health and aged care industry could look like and what you need to know to prepare for its impact.

During this webinar we discuss:

  • what measures we hope to see announced in the Federal Budget
  • how these measures may forge a path for a transformed health and aged care sector that will create better outcomes for providers and their clients
  • what needs to happen with the labour market so that we continue to attract the right people into this work
  • what attracted our speakers to the sector, what they hope to bring to it, and what they think the future holds for health and aged care in Australia
Featured speakers
Darrell Price - National Head of Health and Aged Care, Grant Thornton Australia
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Darrell Price

National Head of Health and Aged Care, Grant Thornton Australia

Darrell has 30 years’ experience in professional services, the commercial, not for profit and public sectors in Australia. He has a strong track record in developing trusted relationships, leading strategic development, change, transformation, business optimisation and commercialisation in both external and client-side roles.

Through effective engagement and focussed facilitation processes, Darrell has led change and transformation in the Queensland Government, commercialisation and streamlining of services in aged and community care, outsourcing hospital services to the community sector, all of which required cultural and systemic change.

Belinda Hegarty - Head of Healthcare Business Banking, Commonwealth Bank
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Belinda Hegarty

National Head of Healthcare Business Banking, Commonwealth Bank

Belinda Hegarty has spent nearly 20 years working in the finance sector, joining the Commonwealth Bank in 2013 following an international career with Macquarie Bank in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Prior to her appointment as National Head of Healthcare at the Commonwealth Bank, Belinda worked across a number of senior industry leadership roles, bringing to each her extensive experience in formulating and driving the Bank’ risk appetite and lending strategies.

Today, Belinda leads a national team of highly experienced and industry accredited healthcare banking professionals. Under Belinda’s leadership, the team have developed a strong reputation for delivering market-leading solutions for clients, including funding for growth, acquisition and succession events - often involving complex business transaction needs.

Melissa Argent - CEO, Rockpool Residential Aged Care
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Melissa Argent

CEO, Rockpool Residential Aged Care

Moving into a Residential Aged Care facility is a life changing process for many people, their families and friends. Everyone has unique story, a lifetime of experiences that have shaped who they are and how they live. Being part of that story is a privilege. Melissa is determined to ensure Aged Care provides support, dignity and trust, as well as a happy environment for all.

Melissa has over 20 years of diverse Healthcare and Financial Services experience. Melissa commenced her career as a Registered Nurse receiving her Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University, a Graduate Certificate in Health Management from QUT and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern QLD.

Early in her clinical career, Melissa found her passion for the Aged Care sector and has since worked in a variety of specialties both in Australia and internationally. Her experiences have reinforced her commitment to ensuring the provision of exceptional Aged Care services. It is this commitment combined with her passion and enthusiasm for the sector that ensure Rockpool residents live their best life whilst receiving the care, support and compassion that they need.

Melissa is committed to leading a culture of excellence which always focuses on the resident and their family, ensuring professionalism, quality outcomes and collaborative practice.

Charles Moore - CEO, BaptistCare NSW & ACT
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Charles Moore

CEO, BaptistCare NSW & ACT

Charles Moore joined BaptistCare in July 2020. One of his strategic focus areas is BaptistCare’s ongoing growth and development in residential aged care, retirement living and community housing projects.

Charles career spans executive and C-suite roles with companies including Sydney Olympic Park Authority, the Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA), Colonial First State Property and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

Charles holds extensive leadership experience in private and government sectors, and a successful track record in asset management, property investment and development, funds management and community building.

Coralie Nichols - Diocesan Chief Executive, Anglican Church Newcastle
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Coralie Nichols

Diocesan Chief Executive of Anglican Church Newcastle

Coralie commenced as the Diocesan Chief Executive of the Newcastle Anglican Diocese on the 16 March 2020. In her role she brings significant management, business and entrepreneurial expertise as well as widely acknowledged leadership skills in managing people and change.

Coralie is passionate about innovation and excellence. She has tertiary and post graduate qualifications in Psychology, Community Health and Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The Diocesan Chief Executive leads the work of Anglican Care, Samaritans, Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and the Diocesan Office reporting to the Bishop and the Newcastle Anglican Corporation. Prior to commencing this role, Coralie was the General Manager of Dungog Shire Council, the Director Community Service at Sunshine Coast Regional Council (QLD) and CEO of Anglicare Northern Territory.