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NFP leader wins CEO of the Year award

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CEO Bill Appleby has won the 2018 Aged Care CEO of the Year award at the recent Inaugural Australian Health Care Week Excellence Awards, held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The Australian Health Care Week Excellence Awards were introduced to honour and recognise the efforts of facilities, teams and individuals making the greatest contribution to the wellbeing of people receiving care and support in hospitals and aged care residences across Australia. Applications were judged by an expert panel of leading practitioners and exemplary members of the Australasian healthcare community.

Now in his 7th year as CEO, Appleby has successfully led the organisation by delivering on several key strategic and operational goals that have enhanced and informed the services and supports we provide to the Victorian Jewish community and the future of Jewish Care Victoria, some of which include:

  • Launching the visionary and unprecedented $200 million Capital Campaign, Growing. For Our Community., a series of six new developments, including the Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre which opened in 2016.
  • Delivering substantial and continued growth in In-Home Services.
  • Leading the development of the revised strategic plan, Towards 2020, and undertaking a robust review of Jewish Care Victoria’s mission, vision and values.

Upon receiving this award, Appleby said, “It is an absolute privilege to lead this critically important organisation. It is wonderful to see our transformative work being recognised through this industry award. Ultimately, this is a team award. We need everyone on the same page so that together, we can build and support a healthy, resilient and inclusive Jewish community.”

Outside his role as Jewish Care CEO, Appleby is active in the Healthcare community and serves as Board Member for East Timor Hearts Fund, is a Victorian Divisional Councilor for Aged and Community Services Australia and a member of the Consumer Reference Group for Calvary Health Care Bethlehem. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



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