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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.

Graham Dangerfield

Chief Executive

Graham has over twenty years’ experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit business and for the last six years has focused on the aged care and community sector. Prior to commencing at Baptcare, Graham held various professional and managerial roles in computer software sales and development, property maintenance and facilities management industries. Graham is a highly motivated and committed individual, who is dedicated to excellence in all aspects of life and has a passion for innovation and social enterprise.

Michael Wilson

General Manager, Service and Operations

Michael has worked at Baptcare for more than 20 years. He oversees all services across Baptcare’s Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian operations. He is dedicated to Baptcare’s mission and particularly its people, which he sees as the Heart of Baptcare. Michael strongly supports his staff to provide care and services to some of our community’s most vulnerable people. Under his leadership, Baptcare has received more Better Practice Awards in Aged Care than any other provider. He has led the organisation to many milestones including achieving earnings in the top quartile of the aged care sector, the successful adaptation of Baptcare’s aged care operations to industry reforms, and the integration of acquired residential aged care facilities and home care packages into Baptcare’s operations.

Kate Barber

Company Secretary and General Counsel

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. 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. Kate was drawn to the work of Baptcare, having witnessed firsthand the special care and dedication of aged care staff as her four grandparents moved through residential aged care. The impact of Baptcare’s work with the vulnerable and disadvantaged, an area of deep interest through her government and consulting career as well as in Board roles, gives Kate the sense of purpose that she seeks in her professional life.

Ray Bongiorno

General Manager, Property

Ray has significant and diversified experience in the property and project management arenas, 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 believes that true success can only come through collective effort, and this dedication to working collaboratively underpins his team leadership. Ray has post-graduate qualifications in Gerontology and has continued to expand his knowledge of best practice in aged care through international study tours.

Andrew Stephens

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is a strategic, high-performance and people-focused finance executive with more than three decades of demonstrated success. He has led corporate expansion programs and business transformation projects across a range of sectors including health, hospitality and property services as Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director or General Manager of local and international companies. His long-held dream to align his passion, faith, mission and business leadership skills into a setting where he can give back to the community was realised when he joined Baptcare in 2021. As a values-driven executive, he is dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of Baptcare leaders are mentored to achieve their ‘For Purpose’ objectives with full alignment to Baptcare’s Mission and Vision.

Peter Powell

Chief Information Officer

Peter is a commercially astute CIO with significant knowledge and expertise in using technology to drive extraordinary business outcomes. He has worked across a range of industries including health, wellness, higher education, insurance, telecommunications, retail and financial services. Peter was drawn to Baptcare by his passion to work for an organisation that enriches the lives of individuals and the wider community. He enjoys the creative tension that comes from balancing project specifics with Baptcare’s mission and vision. Peter has experience across substantial transformation programs including mergers and acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing and offshoring capabilities to deliver value for money business services.

Aaron Foo

General Manager, Mission and Corporate Development

A strategic and empathetic executive who is passionate about improving the quality of services that make a difference to people’s lives, Aaron joined Baptcare in 2019 after two decades as a manager in the finance sector. His work at ANZ Private Bank, ANZ, Super Concepts and PwC focussed on business transformation, customer experience, staff development and business strategy. At Baptcare Aaron has advocated for deeper understanding of our customers and the dynamic environment we all live in, demonstrating that by synthesising that information we can make better decisions to improve the quality of our services. A highly experienced coach and mentor, Aaron is motivated by supporting colleagues to achieve their goals, leading to enhanced outcomes for the whole organisation.

Leanne Beveridge

General Manager, People Culture & Safety

Leanne is a highly qualified and proficient Human Resources professional with an extensive strategic and operational executive leadership background. With significant experience in the Health, Infrastructure Services, FMCG, Energy and Agribusiness sectors, Leanne has a strong business focus and expertise in strategic change, organisational engagement, delivering leading solutions and driving growth. Her open and inclusive leadership style results in highly motivated and successful teams, striving for and achieving best practice in business excellence. Leanne 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.

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