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History

IRT “originally known as Illawarra Retirement Trust” was founded by Dr Max Diment and a group of likeminded people in 1969. Dr Diment had a vision; to provide seniors with better options in housing and care.

IRT began with a committee meeting and a donation of $1000 from a local business. Our first community was built in Wollongong on donated council land with an army of community supporters and volunteers.

(Left to right) Noel Howard, Mr Paton and Dr Diment with a donation cheque for $1000 from Coles Store, July 1970.

Corporate Governance

IRT and its related bodies (collectively, IRT Group) is committed to ensuring our customers’ interests come first and to fulfil our mission of improving the lives of older Australians. We help our customers make informed choices about their service options through simple products and information, and we apply the same transparency to our business practices.

Our Board of Directors

IRT’s Board of Directors are elected from IRT’s General Committee who are representatives of the local communities in which we operate.

There are currently seven members on the Board of Directors, including a Chair. The role of the Board of Directors is to oversee the business of the company to ensure it operates in line with the Mission and Values of the organisation.

Mike Halloran

Chairman - Board of Directors

  • Member – People & Culture Committee
  • Member – Governance Committee
  • Member – Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Dr Lee Moerman

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member – Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Anita Mulrooney

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chair – People & Culture Committee
  • Member – Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Peter Fitzgerald

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chair – Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Dr Kellie Marshall

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member – People & Culture Committee
  • Member – Governance Committee

Michael Bassingthwaighte

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Chair – Governance Committee

Jennifer Stuart Smith

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member – Governance Committee

Our Executive Team

IRT’s Executive Team is leading our business into the future, driving innovation and ensuring our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

Patrick Reid

Chief Executive Officer
IRT Group

Ross Gallagher

Executive General Manager
Home Care and Retirement Living

Nia Briguglio

Executive General Manager
Aged Care Centres

James Pearson

Executive General Manager
Finance

Samuel McFarlane

Executive General Manager
Strategy

Deborah De Santis

Executive General Manager
Customer and People

John Vohradsky

Executive General Manager
Infrastructure & Technology

Louise Leaver

Executive General Manager
Quality and Compliance

Our memberships

We love partnering with others to improve the lives of older people.

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