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Baptcare's Executive team

Baptcare’s Executive team have been drawn from both inside and outside the welfare sector to ensure it has the right depth and breadth of experience to meet the current industry challenges and increasing competition.

Geraldine Lannon

Chief Executive Officer

Geraldine joined Baptcare as CEO in 2022. She has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience, predominantly across metropolitan and rural Western Australian public health and community services. Geraldine holds clinical, management and governance qualifications including a Master of Business Administration and has been a finalist in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards. She holds Directorships of the national peak body the Aged & Community Care Providers Association and the Health Round Table. Geraldine is committed to empowering staff to achieve excellence in caring for our customers.

Kate Barber

Company Secretary and General Counsel

As a practising lawyer, Kate oversees Baptcare’s legal activities, as well as supporting the Boards of Baptcare and Baptcare Affordable Housing as Company Secretary. Prior to joining Baptcare, Kate worked across a range of government settings, and advised government and not-for-profit organisations for a professional services firm. The impact of Baptcare’s work with the vulnerable and disadvantaged gives Kate the sense of purpose that she seeks in her professional life.

Leanne Beveridge

Chief People Officer

Leanne is a Human Resources professional with an extensive strategic and operational executive leadership background. Prior to joining Baptcare, Leanne had significant experience in the health, infrastructure services, fast-moving consumer goods, energy and agribusiness sectors. She was drawn to work for Baptcare to support vulnerable people in the community. Leanne is also a non-executive director at Donald Cant Watts Corke, and a yoga teacher.

Silvia Alberti

Chief Operating Officer

Silvia is an experienced leader who has worked within government and the community services, health and corrections sectors. Silvia joined Baptcare from Uniting VicTas where she was Executive General Manager. Originally a social worker and therapist, her shift from clinical work to management has been supported through extensive training, including the two-year Executive Leadership Program at the Victorian Leadership Development Centre and with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Silvia’s role with Baptcare extends her career-long interest in effective care for people in need.

Andrew Stephens

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is a commercial and finance executive with more than three decades of experience. As the Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director or General Manager of local and international companies he has led corporate expansion programs and business transformation projects across a range of sectors including health, hospitality and property services. Andrew’s quest to align his passion, faith, mission and business leadership skills in a setting where he can give back to the community was realised when he joined Baptcare in 2021.

Suzanne Hall

Chief Information Officer

Suzanne has worked as an IT leader in the government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She has twice (2022, 2017) been named in the CIO50 list recognising Australia’s top technology leaders. Suzanne is passionate about working in values-based organisations, leading diverse teams to make long-term customer-centric improvements.

Ray Bongiorno

General Manager, Property

Ray has significant and diverse experience in property and project management, including management and ownership of several professional consulting businesses. He is committed to making a positive difference for our customers by ensuring the facilities we develop provide the best care and accommodation solutions. Ray has post-graduate qualifications in Gerontology and has expanded his knowledge of best practice in aged care through international study tours.

Sophie Valkan

General Manager, Risk and Corporate Governance

Sophie has more than 25 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Non-Executive Director. She started her career as a lawyer before moving into commercial roles, working as a leader in a wide range of sectors. She has held many board roles, primarily in the legal and medical fields. Sophie was motivated to join Baptcare by the opportunity to build pathways from strategy to results, with benefits for staff and customers alike.

Jacinta Duffy

Executive General Manager, Communications and Customer Experience

Jacinta is a communications professional and social entrepreneur with an extensive background in the health care and aged care sectors. Originally a nurse, Jacinta attained a Master of Business Administration and became a specialist in marketing, communications and brand management. She is passionate about using her skills to enhance Baptcare’s work, connecting with external customers and their families as well as the Baptcare workforce.

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