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BaptistCare NSW and ACT announces Charles Moore as new CEO to succeed retiring Ross Low

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21 July, 2020

BaptistCare NSW and ACT has announced Charles Moore as its new Chief Executive Officer from July 13, on the retirement of current CEO Ross Low.

Ross Low joined BaptistCare in 2004 and has made a significant contribution to the legacy of the organisation during his 16 year tenure, including 10 years as CEO. This included overseeing BaptistCare’s community housing strategy and a successful bid in 2017 for a share in $1.1 billion in NSW Government funding to build 500 social and affordable housing units.

His generosity and remarkable leadership will be remembered, particularly the strong stewardship he provided in recent months as the BaptistCare team worked tirelessly to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis.

Ross will continue to work with BaptistCare until August 14, in order to fulfil his commitments to the Aged Care Royal Commission and to support a smooth transition of BaptistCare’s leadership.

Commenting on his retirement, Mr Low said, “I have had the pleasure to work with a fantastic team of intelligent and compassionate people who have helped to make BaptistCare what it is today; a strong, community-minded care organisation that continues to grow and to support those most vulnerable in our communities.”

“We are in an excellent position for the future and I am confident that God has guided the Board to select the right person to take BaptistCare to even greater heights. I would like to congratulate Charles on his appointment as CEO as we embrace this next chapter of BaptistCare’s story.”

Prior to his appointment, Charles Moore was CEO of Sydney Olympic Park Authority where one of his many achievements was the creation of the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan as a sustainable precinct. He brings to the role extensive leadership experience in private and government sectors, and a successful track record in property investment and development that will be critical to BaptistCare’s ongoing growth and development in residential aged care, retirement living and community housing projects over the next 10 years.

Commenting on his appointment Mr Moore said: “I am delighted to be joining BaptistCare. A key attraction to this role was the ability of the organisation’s capacity to have a real and meaningful impact and to make a difference in people’s lives.”

“It is a great honour to be able to serve a business with the mission to transform lives by expressing the love of Christ and it’s exciting to think I’ll be joining over 4,500 staff and volunteers delivering on this mission each and every day.”

BaptistCare is a leading not-for-profit Christian based care organisation that has been serving the aged and people living with disadvantage for 75 years. BaptistCare supports thousands of people across NSW and the ACT through more than 160 facilities and programs growing into one of the nation's most respected care providers.