JUSTIN Wightman has been named as the new CEO of Prom Country Aged Care in Foster.
Mr Wightman – currently the Executive Manager of Corporate Services at the Australian Childhood Foundation – will officially step into the role from January 11, 2019, with outgoing PCAC CEO Rhett McLennan to become senior coach at AFL feeder club, Gippsland Power.
“From a personal perspective I’m very happy with the appointment. I’ve worked with Justin as a board member for the past five months. I’ve got to know him and understand how he works,” Mr McLennan said.
“I think PCAC is in very good hands and the role is being taken over by someone with not only good financial acumen, but also a local community member who’s a very nice guy.”
Aside from his work at the Australian Childhood Foundation, Mr Wightman, a Foster resident, has worked for South Gippsland Water and Uniting Care Gippsland.
“I’ve been in the community for the past eight years. It’s exciting to be able to land the role of CEO at PCAC at an organisation that’s got such a good reputation in the local community,” he said.
“I just want to ensure we continue to provide that excellent service to the residents. I think there’s future growth opportunities. Aged care is a growth industry not just in this area, but Australia-wide.
“We reside in an ageing community and I believe it deserves the very best care.”