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New Chair Appointed to IRT

30 April 2024

IRT today announces a new Chair and two new Board Directors. Wollongong’s Peter Fitzgerald will replace Mike Halloran as IRT Chair from 1 May 2024.

Also from 1 May 2024, Renee Campbell and Damien Israel join the Board as non-Executive Directors. These new appointments follow the retirement of long-serving Chair Mike Halloran and non-Executive Director Dr Lee Moerman.

Mr Halloran says that twelve years of serving on IRT’s Board has gone by just like that.

“When I was first invited to join the Board in 2012, I jumped at it. IRT has a great reputation, is financially sound and is one of the leading organisations in the area. It has been a privilege to oversee the organisation maturing over the past twelve years, I’m going to miss it,” Mr Halloran said.

“The place has never been in better shape financially and everyone has contributed to that. We’ve got a good, broad strategy in place and a strong leadership team and board who are committed to delivering on it.”

Mr Halloran congratulates Mr Fitzgerald on his appointment to Chair of IRT and wishes him all the best.

“I’ve known Peter for 25 years. He’s a good friend and I really admire him as a person and as a director. He’ll do things differently than I have done and he’ll take IRT to the next level. I’m sure of it,” Mr Halloran said.

IRT CEO Patrick Reid thanks Mr Halloran for his commitment to furthering IRT’s purpose of improving the lives of older Australians during his tenure.

“Mike has left a lasting and positive mark on IRT. He is not one to limit himself to the boardroom and has been very active in getting out and meeting all the people who make IRT what it is. His commitment to understanding the true experience of our employees, residents and customers has helped him steer IRT through some of the most challenging times in the organisation’s history,” Mr Reid said.

Mr Reid also welcomes Mr Fitzgerald as he steps up to the role of Chair and says he is confident Mr Fitzgerald will bring robust leadership and focus to IRT’s Board.

“Peter has a deep knowledge of IRT and a strong focus on strategic risk management from his 27 years as a Partner of KPMG. I look forward to working with him closely in his new capacity as Chair and achieving all we have set out to,” Mr Reid said.

Mr Fitzgerald says when he was first approached to join the IRT Board in 2017, he didn’t need to think about it long.

“I knew the organisation, I knew the people and I felt I had something to offer.

“I have big shoes to fill, Mike has been a fantastic Chair. I give great credit also to the Board and leadership team in setting the strategic direction for IRT. Looking ahead to the next 10 to 20 years, seniors’ living will continue to evolve and we need to be responsive to all the changes that come with this,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“I have absolute confidence that the leadership team will deliver on the strategic plan while having an eye to opportunities that will present as the industry continues to change.”




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About IRT Group:
IRT Group is one of Australia’s largest community-owned, not-for-profit providers of retirement living, residential aged care and home care. With more than 50 years’ experience and locations throughout NSW, the ACT and South East Queensland, we employ more than 2000 people and play a significant role in promoting seniors as dynamic, influential and valuable members of society.

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