With over 40 years’ experience in senior executive roles across the health and human services sector, Jennifer brings a unique understanding of full spectrum of the health and primary care sectors combined with hands on experience as a Chief Executive Officer.
As the former Chief Executive of Brightwater Care Group Ltd, Jennifer has managed several complex businesses with a combined turnover of circa $180m which has doubled in size since she joined the organization. Her expertise in both commercial and not for profit businesses includes strong financial management, developing new businesses and project management of large building developments.
Jennifer has extensive experience in the challenges of managing a large workforce which includes understanding and measurement of culture, customer and staff experience indicators and implementation of a new mission and values to a workforce of 2000 people across 23 locations.
Jennifer has worked in executive roles in both commercial and not for profit organizations and understands the importance of good governance, financial management and the different levers that drive each individual business. Working with an experienced Board of Directors her knowledge of the Governance requirements on contemporary Board directors is comprehensive.
Establishing The Brightwater Research Centre in 2009 has been one of the highlights of her career and Jennifer understands the importance of evidence-based practice and has significant experience in ensuring that clinical and care practice is founded in evidence. This ability to drive change and innovate has been a fundamental skill throughout her career and in combination with strong leadership and relationship building skills has delivered new services, building developments and technology.