Adjunct Associate Professor Simon Keating Appointed CEO


McKenzie Aged Care Group is delighted to announce that Adjunct Associate Professor Simon Keating has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.

A highly experienced leader with 25 years of healthcare experience in the public and private sectors, Simon Keating succeeds Andrew Newton who recently retired. Keating will commence his new responsibilities on 1 June 2022.

Keating has held executive roles at Northern Health, Healthscope and Cabrini Australia, demonstrating expertise in strategic operations, corporate governance, leadership and management, risk and auditing, and finance – fundamentally shaping the innovation and direction of these organisations.

“I am delighted to be joining McKenzie as they have a long and proud history of delivering outstanding care and going above and beyond in caring for both residents and staff. Its strong reputation in the industry attracted me to seek out this opportunity and I look forward to assisting in enhancing this reputation along with the growth of the business,” Keating said.

Beginning his professional career as a Nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Keating quickly worked his way into senior executive roles in the Healthcare Professional Services industry and Private Hospitals.

“I have worked in healthcare for over 25 years and I am continually proud of the work that we do as an industry in providing what is needed to ensure optimal outcomes for residents and their families.”

Keating’s proven success in executing transformational change, reinventing business strategy, and mentoring executive teams will be critical to the future success of McKenzie Aged Care Group.

“My philosophy in leading an organisation is very simple. I adhere to the organisational values, and live by ‘the standard you walk past is the standard you set’. I will ensure that above all, our residents and staff are at the centre of our decision making.”

McKenzie Aged Care Group welcomes Simon to the McKenzie family. His depth of experience will strengthen the Group’s position as we navigate the expected industry changes through the Aged Care Reforms, and ensure we maintain an unwavering commitment to high quality care for consumers.

A Snapshot of Simon Keating

  • Bachelor of Nursing, LaTrobe University
  • Diploma of Business Administration, Management and Operations, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Emergency, University of Melbourne
  • Masters Degree, Health Science, LaTrobe University
  • Associate Professor with an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
  • Director Medical and Critical Care Services, Cabrini Health
  • CEO, Healthscope
  • Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Northern Health
  • Board appointments as Non-Executive Director at Djarragun College
  • Managing Director at iMedX Australia

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