Andrew Thorburn to take the helm at HammondCare

Andrew Thorburn

Andrew Thorburn will be the next CEO at HammondCare, succeeding Mike Baird AO in June.

Thorburn’s appointment comes after a recruitment process led by an executive search firm.

In a statement, Kok Kong Chan, the Board Chair, highlighted Thorburn’s extensive business experience and leadership, foreseeing his ability to navigate the challenges and opportunities in the aged care sector.

Mr Thorburn is a former CEO of the National Australia Bank and the Bank of New Zealand. He has held senior executive roles at St George Bank, Commonwealth Bank and ASB Bank.

Over the last 5 years, he has spent time working with entrepreneurs, in impact investing (investing for social/environmental return, not just profit), and NFPs. This includes work with ATMOS (a U.S start up climate bank), For Purpose Investment Partners (a NFP social impact investment fund) and The Fathering Project.

Thorburn expressed his commitment to building on Baird’s investments while bringing innovation to meet evolving expectations. He highlighted the importance of people-centric approaches, informed by his diverse career background spanning community banking, impact investing, and nonprofit work.

“I am inspired by HammondCare’s great history of responding to needs in areas as diverse as dementia, palliative care, homelessness, and the fast-growing area of care in the home”.

Andrew Thorburn

He holds an MBA from Durham University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland Business School. He is a committed Christian and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma at Ridley College.

Mr Thorburn will commence his new role with HammondCare on June 17, 2024.


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