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Eldercare welcomes new Board Chair

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Ernst & Young Executive Director James Lawes has been elected as the new Chair of the Eldercare Board.

Chief Executive Jane Pickering said James was elected on the basis of his ‘strong dedication’ to Eldercare and his highly-developed knowledge of the organisation and the aged care sector generally.

“James’ expertise in financial and management reporting and business process analysis has proven to be incredibly valuable to Eldercare as the organisation adapts to significant aged care reform,” said Jane.

“James is highly engaged with the work we do at Eldercare – how we practically achieve our purpose of delivering peace of mind and demonstrate our core values of respect, accountability and connection.

“I had a close working relationship with former Chair Rev. Dr. Ian Price and I look forward to achieving great things with James as Eldercare continues to move forward as one of South Australia’s leading aged care providers.”

Mr Lawes, who was first appointed to the Eldercare Board in 2009 and commenced as Chair in January, said he was ‘very honoured’ to have been elected and believed Eldercare’s focus on person-centred care delivered by dedicated staff was ‘inspiring’.

“Having been on the Board for over 8 years, I have seen the incredible work Eldercare staff perform and the positive impact they have on residents and their families – often during extremely challenging times in their lives,” said James.

“Whilst my job is generally focussed on ‘the numbers’, I have learned we need to focus on what we are here for to truly prosper.

“Eldercare’s purpose is to deliver peace of mind with our care and by placing residents and their families at the heart of everything we do, success will follow.”

Image: Eldercare Board Chair James Lawes.