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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

General Manager, People Culture & Safety

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.

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.

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.

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