Senior Executive Team
Uniting AgeWell has an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Senior Executive Team with decades of experience in the aged, health and community sector. Led by Chief Executive Officer Andrew Kinnersly, they draw on their vast skills and experience to make strategic decisions about the operations of the organisation, guide staff to continuously improve and develop high quality services. They are committed to innovative and person-centred care, and inspire our staff to do the same.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew has 25 years’ experience in health care management. Prior to joining Uniting AgeWell as CEO in October 2016, Andrew spent 12 years in Executive roles, including six years as Deputy CEO/Executive Director Finance and Business Development at Ballarat Health Services, and six years as Executive Director Finance and Business Development at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Andrew says he is proud to work for an organisation that has a rich history of providing high quality aged care services, a strong focus on improving customer service and choice, enhancing quality and safety, and strengthening its reputation as an employer of choice.
Chief Financial Officer
Graeme has 22 years’ health care experience gained in aged care, private and public hospitals. Previously, he was a corporate finance consultant specialising in mergers and acquisitions, valuations, due diligence, financial reviews and feasibility studies.
Graeme is proud to work for an organisation that promotes customer choice, independence and wellness.
Rev Clare Brockett
Director of Mission
Clare is a Uniting Church Minister with over 14 years’ experience specialising in aged care ministry both in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Her diverse experience includes hospice chaplaincy, congregational ministry, and teaching. Most recently she wrote resources and provided training for chaplaincy and clinical staff within Uniting NSW.ACT
Clare’s passion lies in paying attention to spirit, the very essence of who people are and how they function in the world. Clare is proud to be working for UA, integrating a spirituality framework that will underpin UA values, policies and procedures, in line with the ethos of the Uniting Church of Australia, and the 2019 aged care quality standards.
General Manager Infrastructure
Glenn is a professional engineer and qualified health care administrator with 37 years’ experience working in the acute health and aged care service sectors. Glenn is proud to lead a team dedicated to maintaining and improving the organisation’s facilities, while meeting or bettering regulatory compliance safety standards.
Glenn and his team aim to provide living environments conducive to caring for and accommodating older persons, while adapting to meet the special needs of customers.
General Manager Victoria
Victoria has significant executive management experience in the health and aged care sectors, including residential aged and palliative care for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. A registered nurse with a Masters in Health and Education, she has been involved in the benchmarking of residential and palliative care services and was responsible for the commissioning of Wantirna Health hospital and several aged care facilities.
Victoria is proud of the introduction of a wellbeing clinic at Uniting AgeWell to improve the psychological health of customers, and the ongoing contribution of the HUR gyms on the health and wellbeing of older people. She feels a key point of difference at Uniting AgeWell is the staff who endeavour to make a difference to customers’ lives every day.
General Manager Tasmania
Jane has extensive experience in the aged care sector. A Registered Nurse, Jane joined Uniting AgeWell in 2009 as a clinical care coordinator. She worked in a number of management roles before becoming Acting General Manager Tasmania in August 2015, and then General Manager Tasmania in 2017.
Jane’s passion is providing tailored services for older people that ensure the most positive quality of life possible for each individual with an emphasis on lifestyle choices. Jane is proud to be part of an organisation that is proactively working towards developing consumer directed care in residential services.
General Manager Quality and Risk
Sophie has extensive senior executive management experience with over thirty-five years focused on quality and risk management with strong clinical governance outcomes in acute and rural hospitals, remote health care, general practice, community disaster recovery and nine years in the aged care sector.
A registered nurse with Masters and a Masters Business Administration, Sophie has wide-ranging expertise, providing oversight for policy and guidance in infection prevention and control, emergency and disaster response management, quality and risk management systems, clinical and root cause analysis.
Sophie brings an open and inclusive team approach with passion and innovation, and a strong clinical background with a governance, research, education and training focus. Sophie is motivated by the customer’s journey, guiding staff and students to engage purposefully and drive quality improvement outcomes that ultimately support customer engagement and positive experiences.
General Manager Marketing and Community Relations
Rebecca has more than 30 years’ experience in strategic marketing, branding, communications and public relations across the not-for-profit, higher education and private sectors. Involved in the aged and disability services sector at senior management and executive level since 2001, she has led the successful rebranding and marketing of a number of highly regarded organisations, assisting their recognition as top of mind, trusted brands and leaders in their field.
Rebecca has a passion for promoting community engagement and social inclusion opportunities for people of all ages and abilities and giving them a voice through powerful communications. She is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.
General Manager - People and Culture
Gen has over 20 years of human resource management experience, in the private and public health sectors providing strategic advice in workforce planning, industrial relations, legislative compliance, change management, organisational development, and health, safety and wellbeing. She has led multi-faceted human resources teams to deliver consistent employee experiences in complex, multi-site clinical care environments and partners with business areas to structure teams to achieve strategic goals.
Gen is proud to be a part of an organisation with a strong, established strategic plan for growth that is underpinned by a quality, values-based, innovative and collaborative approach to delivering services to clients, supported by a strong employee values proposition.
Deputy Chief Executive
Fonda has over 15 years’ experience in health, aged care, community services and government sectors. Prior to joining Uniting AgeWell in September 2014, Fonda held executive positions that involved the implementation of the Federal Government’s aged care reforms; developed and implemented Australia’s first Consumer Directed Care research program and implemented a range of strategic, transformational and business growth initiatives.
Fonda is proud to work for Uniting AgeWell as it strives to make the biggest and best impact in the lives of customers, their families and communities, and in doing so commits to developing and implementing best practices to enable its people to always do better.