Hardi Aged Care’s commitment to providing quality care relies on our management team and of course, our wider group of around 650 enthusiastic staff.
We go to great lengths to recruit dedicated, focused and industry experienced people for all aspects of our company’s operations.
We invest in the ongoing training and development of our staff to enable them to provide the best possible support for all our residents.
Hardi is guided by an accomplished and knowledgeable management team, with a wide range of industry skills and experience. To read more about the individual members of our management team, see below.
The management team’s priority is to ensure that our homes consistently provide the best care possible in comfortable surroundings, by always focussing on continuous improvement.
Each Hardi home is guided by an experienced local management team of clinical experts, who ensure our residents’ receive around the clock personalised care.
Management Team Members
Chief Executive Officer
Robert was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2012, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the aged care industry. Previous to his appointment as CEO of Hardi Aged Care, Robert was a Director of Principal Health Care No.3 Pty Ltd (part of the AMP Group), one of the largest owner-operators of aged care facilities in Australia. Robert has held various positions in the aged care industry in Australia and has consulted to a number of aged care operators and government agencies. Robert holds a commerce degree, majoring in accounting.
Jo-Ann joined Hardi Aged Care in 2012 as the General Manager Finance and Administration before becoming the Chief Operating Officer. Jo-Ann has over 20 years’ experience in the Aged Care Sector and has sound knowledge of all facets of the Financial and Administrative side of the industry, a skill she brings from her role as the Finance Manager of Innovative Business Improvement Systems (IBIS Care Group) and subsequently providing consultancy services within the aged care industry through her privately-owned business. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, Jo-Ann has a strong focus on resident care and their needs, she drives her team with the commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing education that ensures staff have the most up-to-date industry knowledge, so residents receive the best possible services.
Executive Funding Analyst and Business Partner
Argie is the Executive Funding Analyst and Business Partner and has worked for Hardi Aged Care since 2017. His role encompasses monitoring and auditing of AN-ACC performance and identifying opportunities for service improvement at Hardi. He understands and applies changes to aged care funding arrangements in an environment of rapid growth and diversity. Argie originally joined Hardi as a Registered Nurse working at our Penrith facility. He previously worked as a Registered Nurse and then a Funding Specialist for Uniting Aged Care. He has also worked with Summit Care, Meredith House Aged Care and the Department of Community and Family Services. Argie holds a Bachelor in Nursing.
Executive Management Advantage Aged Care Software (Manad) Manager
Liz is the Executive Manad Manager and has worked in this role since 2013. Her role encompasses the management of the Manad system at all Hardi facilities, which moved paper-based documentation to this specialised industry software. Liz trains all new staff to use Manad as well as ongoing training of all clinical and non-clinical staff. She ensures the program is used efficiently and maintains other management systems. Liz has been with Hardi Aged Care for over 20 years, first joining the group in 1996 in Administration and Finance. Prior to that, she worked at a Merchant Bank. Liz holds Banking & Finance qualifications as well as Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Executive Assets and Administration Manager
Margie has worked in the aged care industry for over 30 years, commencing in billing and claims for the aged care industry association, LASA, when she was only 18 years old. She then moved to IBIS and eventually Hardi Aged Care where she felt at home and has remained for several years - managing multiple portfolios and wearing many hats. Whilst at Hardi, Margie has been responsible for implementing the new ACFI funding model and over time, has acquired additional operational responsibilities, including the purchase of assets and the maintenance of its six residential aged care homes. Margie also manages several operational staff who are involved in the delivery of these services.
Executive Manager Infection Prevention and Control
Kelly is a registered nurse with 19 years experience across critical care and aged care. She has specific experience with infection prevention and control management and dementia care. Kelly worked at Nepean Hospital for 15 years as a critical care nurse, as well as a registered nurse, infection control coordinator, nurse immuniser and as a dementia resource nurse for Baptist Care and a Care Manager for Buckland Aged Care Facility.
Human Resources Manager
Marcia joined Hardi Aged Care in March 2023. She is a dynamic management professional with extensive experience in the field of human resources. She has a long history of working in the Logistics & Supply Chain/Leisure & Travel industries. She is committed to quality results, has a can-do attitude, is a collaborative communicator and is passionate about people. Additionally, she possess leadership skills, communication skills, and a strong ability to solve problems in a creative manner - specialising in creating win-win situations. In addition to being pragmatic, she is eager to engage with all levels of the organisation.
Executive Finance Manager
Prilly joined Hardi Aged Care in 2015. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant. She obtained her professional qualification while working in audit and advisory practices for almost 12 years. As finance manager at Hardi Aged Care, Prilly has been able to successfully manage complex financial operations, ensuring that the Group operates smoothly and that its financial goals are achieved.