As reported by The Australian, HammondCare CEO and former NSW Premier Mike Baird plans to step down next year, fueling speculation about a potential return to politics.
Also serving as Cricket Australia’s chair, Baird has asserted that he won’t assume another role post his HammondCare tenure.
Mr Baird recently shared with Inside Ageing some of his highlights for 2023.
“HammondCare and the sector are turning the corner towards financial sustainability and growth after several years of brutal times, including COVID-19, revelations of the Royal Commission and workforce challenges. Other highlights are HammondCare opening SA’s first dementia care village and seeing frontline aged care staff recognised with a 15 per cent pay rise.”Mike Baird, Chief Executive Officer, HammondCare
HammondCare’s Board Chair, Kok Kong Chan, views Baird’s decision as optimal timing for the company, allowing for a smooth recruitment and transition process. Chan commended Baird’s hard work, dedication, and leadership during challenging times, including a Royal Commission, unprecedented reforms, and the global pandemic, positioning the organisation for a strong and hopeful future.