• Farewell to long serving executives

    Farewell to long serving executives

    ‘On Friday 1 February 2019, Resthaven farewelled Des Itsines, Executive Manager People and Culture after 19 years,’ Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer announced.

    ‘Des has made a significant contribution to Resthaven and we are very grateful for her service.’

    ‘She is well respected in the aged care industry for her work in industrial relations, and we wish her well for her retirement.’

    ‘We held a joint celebration earlier this week to recognise Des’ significant contribution to Resthaven and the broader aged care sector, as well as thanking Wendy Morey, Executive Manager, Governance and Workforce Development, for her equally significant contribution over 25 years.’

    ‘Wendy is leaving on 15 February to work in Timor-Leste and we wish her all the very best in this new endeavour.’

    ‘This is the first change to Resthaven’s Executive for many years, and has resulted in a review of executive roles as we welcome two new executives to the team.’

    ‘Darren Birbeck commenced in early January in the position of Executive Manager Governance and Corporate Services, and is settling in well.’

    ‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Sam Bradley as Executive Manager People and Culture. Sam will commence with Resthaven on 11 March 2019 and will assume responsibility for the management and leadership of the Human Resources, Risk and Safety, Injury Management and Workforce Development areas of Resthaven.’

    ‘Sam is a senior Human Resource professional who has been working with the Westpac Banking Group as Head of Human Resources in South Australia, Bank SA, and Customer Care. Sam’s background reflects senior roles in complex and large service environments.’

    ‘Resthaven has benefited from a stable and effective executive management team, and we look forward to the two new executives complementing the team well.’