Who runs Omnicare?
Omnicare Alliance is a public company limited by guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors.
At an operational level, we're headed up by our Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ian Pople. His role involves developing strategies for the organisation, reporting those to the board for discussion and approval (and for any amendments deemed appropriate), then implementing the strategies.
Our Board of Directors has been selected by an independent panel according to their skills and experience. Each director is elected for a three-year term, and is eligible to be re-elected twice (i.e. serving a maximum of nine years). Directors receive no remuneration for their roles.
Board of Directors
The Board comprises:
Chair - Nik Sandeman Allen
Deputy Chair - Karen Kennedy
Directors - Karen Kennedy, Connie Porter, Andrea Caldwell, Les Murray, Ross Morgan, Marcus Kennedy and Ian Pople
There are three committees, set up in an advisory capacity, without decision-making powers.
- Governance and Risk - chaired by Karen Kennedy
- Audit & Finance - chaired by Ross Morgan
- Commercial Evaluation - chaired by Les Murray
As a not-for-profit organisation, Omnicare is accountable - as per the Corporations Act 2001 - to the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) and ASIC (Australia Securities and Investments Commission).
An external party conducts an audit annually, verifying that our finances meet legal obligations and we are compliant with regulations.
Ian Pople - Acting CEO
This role involves heading up Omnicare’s operations and implementing its strategy.
The main responsibilities include accountability for the organisation; overseeing the Senior Management team; advocating for Omnicare and its clients; and business development and strategic planning
Monika Bretmaisser - General Manager - Finance
Monika’s role involves ensuring Omnicare is in optimal financial health.
Her main responsibilities are managing and running all finance activities; business cashflowing, budgeting, forecasting and auditing; financial planning and strategy; managing financial risks and opportunities; and financial reporting and board presentation.
Penny Poulton – General Manager Operations
Penny’s role involves looking after Omnicare’s people, processes and systems.
Her main responsibilities are client intake and engagement; human resource management; systems, processes and software; grants and projects; and strategic planning.
Head of Compliance and Administration - TBA
This role involves maintaining a safe and healthy Omnicare environment, and upholding high standards of service
The main responsibilities are: organisational compliance and administration management; quality management; organisational asset, resource and site service management; and strategic planning.
Robert Grein - Operations Manager, Home Modifications & Maintenance
This role involves overseeing timely delivery and high-quality service in and around clients’ homes.
Stacey McDonald – Head of Home Care
Stacey’s role involves delivering high-quality aged care at home.
Her main responsibilities include: maintaining person-centred care and support to enhance independence and community connections; overseeing coordination of home care, and strategic planning.
Kathy Wonderley - Head of Disability Services
This role is responsible for ensuring high quality, sustainable and compliant disability service planning and implementation and oversees a team of staff responsible for the service planning for disability clients.
Sarah McGarrity – Head of Social Support Groups
Sarah’s role involves facilitating social engagement and community connection through programmes of meaningful and purposeful activities.
Her main responsibilities are: overseeing five social support day centres, adopting The WISER Approach in the delivery of services, building positive relationships with clients and carers; recruiting, developing and managing support workers, and strategic planning.
Maree Foster - Head of Meals Services
Maree takes charge of seven branches, with two commercial kitchens and two non-production kitchens.
Her main responsibilities are: overseeing food safety plans and compliance with NSW Food Authority audits and guidelines; maintaining client and customer satisfaction; initiating regular reviews of menu options, pricing and suppliers; overseeing special dietary requirements for Aged Care and NDIS clients; and strategic planning.