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ECH Welcomes New Chair

ECH would like to warmly welcome Rosina Hislop as the new Chair of the ECH Board.

An accomplished Adelaide business leader and Board Director, Rosina served as Deputy Chair for four years and has taken over the Chair position from Sue Vardon AO who completed two successful terms in the role.

Rosina says she is excited to take on the role and continue to serve the ECH family and broader ageing care industry.

“ECH plays a crucial role in calling for and shaping industry change and I am looking forward to helping set the strategic agenda, while also working closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the organisation continues to grow in a sustainable manner.

“Outgoing Chair Sue Vardon has played an integral role in steering ECH through a sustained period of transformation as ECH continues to lead the industry in quality standards and investment in digital capabilities.

“I commend Sue for her exceptional leadership and dedicated commitment to ECH over many years,” says Rosina.

ECH Board Member Cameron Bryson joins Rosina as the new Deputy Chair with experience in providing strategic property development advice, facilitating affordable housing, infrastructure investment and risk analysis.

ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter says Rosina brings a wealth of expertise and will lead the organisation through its next phase of growth and transformation.

“Like all organisations in the ageing care industry, ECH is continually evolving and I have no doubt that both the strategic and operational management of the organisation is in highly capable hands for the long term with Rosina at the helm.”

Rosina says she looks forward to working collaboratively with the Board and Chief Executive David Panter to realise the vision of empowering older people, providing more choice and supporting people to remain living independently in their own homes.

A Big Thank You to Sue!

Sue Vardon AO has many memorable highlights from her time as Chair, but there are a few that truly stand out.

These include ECH focusing its investment funds into housing growth and setting high standards for properties, making real on our promise to stay who you are, where you are by promoting quality care and safe assistance, as well as ECH achieving the national HESTA award in November 2020 in the cateogry of outstanding organisation.

“ECH winning the outstanding organisation award was truly special because it was the result of our combined efforts to ensure whoever you are, you are part of the ECH family,” says Sue.

“ECH is a wonderful organisation and I was proud to play a part in its growth during my term as Chair of the Board.”