After nearly two years leading our organisation, Karen Borg, our Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving Catholic Healthcare. This is a significant loss as she has a deep commitment to the Mission of our organisation and believes strongly that older people and those that work with them, need the energy and passion of active and engaged leadership.
However, in the last few years, apart from the challenges of COVID outbreaks, there have been significant changes in aged care funding and community perception of providers. To prepare Catholic Healthcare better for the future, Karen introduced many improvements, ranging from updating our Mission, values and strategy to salary increases, improving our facilities and funding dedicated clinical governance and risk functions. These innovations retained our focus on the continued delivery of care to the most vulnerable, as well as future-proofed our organisation with investment in people and systems. Today, we have successfully reaccredited most of our homes, have more homecare clients than ever before, improved the safety of our working environments for staff and have plans in place to secure our financial future. This is due to Karen’s leadership and commitment to improving outcomes for all.
Inspired by the courage of the many female founders who created the charisms we have today, Karen believes that there is wisdom to leave the organisation now so other highly capable leaders can implement the next stages of our strategy. As a natural change agent, she will continue to transform and improve outcomes for other organisations and while her energy and passion will be a great loss to Catholic Healthcare, we deeply admire her courage and integrity for being a leader who authentically role models change and values.
Please join us in thanking Karen for everything she has done. We will miss her leadership and we wish her the very best in her next endeavours.