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Leadership team

Leading by example

Achieving excellence

The McKenzie Leadership Team brings together combined expertise in a range of relevant fields, including care, risk and business management, leadership and governance, quality and compliance, assisted living and facility development.

With many years of experience, our Governance and Management teams guide the Group to achieve excellence in care, operations and business performance.

Governance team

Mary-Ann McKenzie

Director

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Sally McKenzie

Director

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Rob Hutchison

Partner / Non Executive Director

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Michael Powell

Partner / Non Executive Director

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Management team

Andrew Newton

Chief Executive Officer

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Brett Rice

Chief Financial Officer

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Kate Gray

General Manager - Operations

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Peter Corrigan

General Manager - ICT

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Mary Scott

General Manager - HR

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Fiona Bamberry (RN)

Regional Operations Manager - Sunshine Coast, QLD

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Julie Murphy (RN)

Regional Operations Manager - Gold Coast, QLD

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Morag Oakley

Regional Operations Manager - VIC

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Andrew Newton

Chief Executive Officer

After spending nearly two decades in CEO roles for large organisations in the aged care sector, Andrew knows what it takes to successfully manage substantial budgets, high staff levels and the delivery of essential services in the aged care space.

Andrew understands that it’s not just a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s about connecting with those you work with, responsible fiscal management and an unwavering commitment to ensuring the delivery of quality care.

Prior to joining McKenzie, Andrew was the CEO of Southern Cross Care Victoria Limited, the largest provider of Home Care packages in Victoria. His accumulation of experience in residential care, home care and retirement living has enabled Andrew to gain a holistic understanding of how best to facilitate the growth of these businesses and engage valued staff. His accomplishments include significantly increased staff retention and winning several awards including ‘best employer’ in the National HR awards, demonstrating his recognition of the importance of staff morale for business integrity.

Andrew’s fiscal responsibilities have included managing average annual turnovers of $130 million and being tasked with overseeing assets worth more than $1 billion. His esteemed expertise is an asset to McKenzie as he continually strives to provide the best services for residents and families and retain a strong, motivated workforce of around 2000 staff across three states.

Brett Rice

Chief Financial Officer

Brett brings to McKenzie over 25 years financial and management experience in a variety of sectors and industries including senior finance and commercial roles with ASX top 100 companies and leading not-for-profit organisations.
He has had significant governance and Board Director involvement with a number of commercial, community and mission based organisations. It is in the property and seniors living, retirement and aged care sector that Brett spent the last 7+ years and has developed a genuine passion for the sector to see quality care and services for residents delivered across sustainable and effective business operations.

In addition to undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Accounting & Economics, Brett has undertaken a number of corporate leadership training and development courses including attending the INSEAD executive education campus in Singapore and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Brett is a strategic and transformational change leading finance executive with excellent technical and operational skills, management expertise and complemented with strong personal attributes that has seen demonstrated success in corporate governance, board and executive level reporting, performance measurement frameworks, overseeing key transformation and business process re-engineering projects, major property project feasibility, delivering on M&A strategies, debt and capital management along with corporate support services functions including finance shared services, IT operations, PMO, facilities maintenance, procurement, legal and risk.

Kate Gray

General Manager – Operations

Kate is a registered nurse with 25 years experience in nursing and senior management positions across aged care and mental health services.

Kate has a keen understanding of the challenges and priorities of providing high-quality assisted living services to our residents.

With her extensive qualifications (including a Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Masters of Management and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors) and her wealth of experience, including as Director of Aged Care Services in a large public sector organisation, Kate brings to McKenzie strong leadership, financial management skills and industry expertise.

Kate worked as Regional Operations Manager (for Queensland and NSW) for over three years, before being appointed General Manager Integration and Operations. This broader role encompasses strategic and operational planning and delivery across the entire McKenzie Group. Kate helps to create a positive workplace culture that invests in the personal and professional development of McKenzie staff; ensures a focus on quality to improve outcomes for residents; and oversees financial management, to ensure McKenzie remains a financially viable company into the future.

Peter Corrigan

General Manager – ICT

Joining the McKenzie team in 2018, Peter is an influential leader and an experienced technology manager with over 20 years experience.

Over the years, Peter has been delivering IT services, building highly successful teams of professionals and implementing large technology projects in mission critical environments. In a constantly evolving industry he brings a wealth of experience and IT knowledge to our business.

Peter is known as someone who thrives in environments leading a team, collaborating with businesses and driving change in organisations to provide ongoing competitive advantage.

Leading by example and instilling a mindset of continual service improvement, empowering teams to exceed objectives and expectations are key qualities exemplified by Peter.

Mary Scott

General Manager – Human Resources

Indulging her passion for volunteering, Mary recently worked in the NFP disability sector transforming a national volunteer workforce of 3,500 people.

This role epitomises the strong leadership skills gained throughout her career and her in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the broader health and community sector.

Mary creates dynamic and visionary goals that inspire others to contribute maximum effort.  She is a people focused and authentic leader who empowers and motivates diverse teams to produce outcomes that deliver sustainable long term value to organisations. She has been nominated for awards in the development of Leave Management strategies and formal recognition for her values and ethical standards.

Mary is skilled in managing major business change and developing the culture needed to drive business imperatives. Mary has worked in Human Resources in a myriad of roles from IR to Executive Leadership roles.

In addition to undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Human Resources Management, Mary has also completed studies in Fundraising, Project Management and Ethical Leadership.  She is also a fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Fiona Bamberry (RN)

Regional Operations Manager – Sunshine Coast

A registered nurse since 1981, Fiona has long contributed to the wellbeing of others, from her work in mental health to her commitment to community services and residential aged care.

Fiona holds a Masters in Health Management, a Bachelor of Nursing, along with both General and Psychiatric Nursing Certifications. Further to these, Fiona is also a recognised health care auditor having reviewed, reported and made recommendations at public, executive and government level.

Julie Murphy (RN)

Regional Operations Manager – Gold Coast

Julie has worked in both the acute and aged care sectors and has 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse.

Aged care and caring for those in the community is clearly a passion, having managed in aged care for over 25 years and several years in community care and disability services.

Julie has held many voluntary positions providing input on various committees including PHNU, palliative care, disability and The Lantern Project, just to name a few.

Morag Oakley

Regional Operations Manager – Victoria

Morag has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and brings a broad range of experience to the operational team at McKenzie.

She spent many years in senior positions overseas and in Australia across Midwifery, the acute sector and mining industry before entering aged care in 2006 and holds a Masters in Management (Leadership) and Masters in Project Management (OHS).

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