Olivet Care has appointed a new CEO, Colin Foley

Olivet Care New CEO

We are delighted to announce that Colin Foley has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer and will take up the role on the 12th September 2022.

An experienced leader from within the aged care sector, Colin will succeed Julian Simpkins who is retiring after many years of dedicated service.

Colin joins us from the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) where he has held senior leadership positions in their Aged Care Division since 2017. For the last two years he has been the second in charge to the Director of Aged Care Services, stepping into the role as Acting Director on a number of occasions. During his time at BSL Colin was instrumental in significantly growing their Home Care business.

Colin brings in-depth industry experience and an understanding of the complexities and changing landscape we face. He has demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, new business development, financial management, team leadership. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Melbourne University and a Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology from Edith Cowan University in WA.

The Olivet Care board is pleased to have attracted someone as talented as Colin to continue our strong tradition of providing the highest level of care and support to our residents, clients, families and staff. Colin has a genuine passion for ensuring that everyone can live their best life despite financial circumstances and is unequivocal in his desire to ensure that Olivet remains true to its Christian based principles and stated Vision, Mission and Values.

I know that everyone at Olivet will make Colin very welcome and the board are certainly
looking forward to Colin’s arrival in a few weeks time.

On behalf of the Olivet Care Board,

John Finnin
Board Chair

"Over my last 6 years working in Aged Care at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, I have seen the real-lasting community impact that can occur when you align the mission, the vision, the staff drive, and the community to create real innovation. With Olivet and its deep-set connection to the community, I recognise an even greater opportunity for impact.

I have a great respect for Olivet’s 70 years of history, from a small nine- bedroom home to the 135 resident care beds, Independent living units, CHSP services and home care packages it has become today.

I am excited to lead Olivet through the reforms and changing Aged Care landscape by tailoring and expanding our services to meet community needs. Working with the passionate team at Olivet, together we will continue to bring lasting change to those we work with in our community with the compassion, kindness, respect and quality of care for which Olivet Care is known."