Finance Team sets Succession Plan in Motion

Finance Team sets Succession Plan in Motion
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There are big changes coming to SwanCare’s Finance Department with Chief Financial Officer Garry Black set to retire in December.

Garry’s retirement sets in motion a long-planned succession plan which will see Sinead McCartan promoted to CFO.

It’s a promotion Sinead said she’s very much looking forward to and one that has been fully supported by Garry with a comprehensive handover the recent months.

“We’ve got a lot of exciting movement in the team right now, and it’s a great for everyone’s growth to continue,” Sinead said.

“Garry has been such a strong advocate and mentor for me, the best boss you could ask for in any industry.

“I was really attracted to both the values and the mission at SwanCare, and while that can be easy for businesses to say, they really stand by their values, and it comes from the top.

“Garry really took me under his wing and we all wish him so well in his retirement. He’s been wonderful to learn from and grow with.”

As part of the team changes Sinead will move from Management Accountant to Chief Financial Officer, Sasha Locke will move from Assistant Accountant to Management Accountant and Laura Nguyen will move from Finance Support Officer to Assistant Accountant.

This will complete the new look team with Accounts Payable Officer Gail Dunn, Finance Officer Kim George and Finance Support Officer Joy Sullivan remaining in their current positions.

“From the very beginning at SwanCare there was succession planning in place and I’m delighted to progress to this new opportunity,” Sinead said.

“I’m excited for the challenges ahead. This move also means that Sasha and Laura are provided with new opportunities as well.”

Sinead came to Australia from County Down in Northern Ireland 10 years ago and said she loves working for a company that puts its residents first.

“Finance is at the core of everything, but with SwanCare, I find that people really stand by their values, and that’s not just the management team, it’s the business as a whole,” she said.

“We all work as one big team here. In terms of our growth strategy, and where we’re heading, all the departments are on same path and working on the same goals. It’s our job to make sure our residents are at the forefront of everything we do.

“In the finance department, Gail, Kim and Joy have almost 100 years’ experience between them, which is really special and really shows the kind of organisation we’re working in.

 “SwanCare is an amazing company, it looks after its residents and its staff and I feel so lucky to be a part of it.”

Congratulations on your retirement Garry, we wish you all the best. And congratulations also to Sinead, Sasha and Laura on your new roles. We know SwanCare will remain in safe hands.


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