Today it was announced the the CEO of the Aged Care Guild, Cameron O’Reilly, was resigning from the role after two and a half years.

O’Reilly will leave his post at the Guild on 14 February, 2018.

“My time at the Aged Care Guild has provided a great insight into the challenges facing a sector moving from being government funding driven to being consumer driven,” said Mr O’Reilly. 

“The industry is moving in that direction in some ways faster than policy is. The sooner the vision articulated in the Aged Care Roadmap and the Tune Review is implemented the better will be the outcomes for all.”

“Overall as an outsider I have been welcomed into the industry and found those in it well motivated and committed to the care of frail elderly Australians.”

“While I have seen things from the larger private sector operator viewpoint I think that regardless of size or ownership operators are doing a good job within the environment of a constantly changing regulatory and funding environment.”

Ross Johnston, Chairman of the Aged Care Guild made the announcement today, explaining that O’Reilly had resigned to take up a senior position advising the NSW Government on energy policy.

The Aged Care Guild advocates the development of sustainable aged care that delivers consumer choice.

“Since his appointment in July 2015, Cameron has been a highly effective advocate for the aged care sector and has been instrumental in raising the profile of the Guild with Federal and state government stakeholders,” said Johnston.

“His successor will have a very solid base from which to advance our agenda of ensuring that aged care remains a key priority for government.”

The Aged Care Guild is an association of the nine largest Residential Aged Care for profit providers in the industry.

“On behalf of all our members, I thank Cameron for his contribution and dedication and wish him well in his new role. We have commenced a search, led by InterSearch Australia, for his successor and will make a further announcement in due course,” said Mr. Johnston.

The Guild’s members believe that a ‘for profit’ group of the major providers focused on advocacy is essential to the delivery of sustainable quality aged care delivering consumer choice and affordability.

Prior to joining the Guild, O’Reilly spent nine years as the Chief Executive of the Energy Retailers Association of Australia, the peak body for retailers of electricity and gas in Australia’s national energy market.

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