The announcement from the IRT Board of Directors comes after Mr Reid held the role of Interim CEO since October last year, and following his ongoing position as a “respected leader” in the aged care sector.
With his extensive background as Director of Aged Care, Community and Disability with StewartBrown Chartered Accountants, past CEO of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), key advisory roles in government and a Partner of the Capital Chemist Group and senior roles held with the Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical society of Australia, IRT Group Chair Michael Halloran says Mr Reid brings a “wealth of experience” to the role.
“The IRT Board is very pleased to welcome Patrick Reid as our new CEO,” Mr Halloran says.
“He is a respected leader in our sector and has very strong relationships with industry and government stakeholders.
“Under Patrick’s leadership, IRT Group will continue to strengthen our focus on providing excellent care and accommodation to IRT residents and clients.”
He adds that the Board has “every confidence” in Mr Reid and the leadership team to “live IRT’s values of integrity, respect and trust, while continuing the growth and success of the business”.
Mr Reid himself has shared his excitement at the announcement of his new position, calling it an honour.
“I am honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to serve great people and a great organisation working hard for older Australians,” he says.
“My time on the IRT Board made me realise what we have here as a community provider is special, and when someone offers you a ride on a rocket ship you don’t ask what seat, you just get on.
“Here at IRT we want people to achieve their optimum quality of life and we want to ensure that ageing is not seen as merely youth lost, but simply a different stage of opportunity and strength.”