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ECH appoints new organisation Chair

South Australians aged care provider, ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home), has announced Rosina Hislop as the organisation's new Chair.

Rosina Hislop is excited to be taking on the role and looks forward to serving ECH and the broader aged care industry. [Source: Supplied]

Ms Hislop will be taking over the Chair position from Sue Vardon AO who has completed two terms in the role.

An Adelaidean business leader, Chair and Board Director, and a national facilitator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ms Hislop has a wealth of experience in leadership roles across aged care, education and health.

Ms Hislop is excited to be taking on the role and looks forward to serving ECH and the broader aged care industry.

"ECH plays a crucial role in calling for and shaping industry change and I am looking forward to help set the strategic agenda," explains Ms Hislop.

“We have a strong board of directors with diverse skills, experience and attributes, complemented by a high-performing [Chief Executive Officer] (CEO), executive group and operational team.

"We work well together and will maintain a collaborative approach to ensure ECH grows in a sustainable manner with the utmost focus on good corporate governance to promote self-determination and enable people to live confidently at home and have the best possible life as they age."

Ms Hislop is a Chartered Accountant and a former Partner at global organisation, EY. She is a board member for Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging and Chair of Seymour College. She formerly was the Chair of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Governing Council.

Chief Executive (CE) of ECH, Dr David Panter, says Ms Hislop will be bringing her business acumen and corporate governance expertise to the table, which will lead ECH through its next phase of growth and transformation.

"Rosina is a successful and highly sought-after strategic thinker and accomplished Chair and Director, making her the ideal fit for the Chair role," says Dr Panter.

"Like all organisations in the aged 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."

Ms Hislop has thanked outgoing Chair Sue Vardon AO for her leadership and commitment to ECH over the years.

"Sue has played an integral role in steering the organisation through a sustained period of transformation as ECH continues to lead the industry in quality standards and investment in digital capabilities, including the 2020 acquisition of leading Australian aged care technology company, Billy," says Ms Hislop.

"I look forward to working with the Board and CE David Panter as we realise the ECH vision of empowering older people, providing more choice and supporting people to remain living independently in their own homes."

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