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CEO movements at Prom Country Aged Care

Announcement of Resignation of PCAC CEO

Farewell to PCAC CEO, Justin Wightman

It is with regret that the Board of Management of Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) wishes to announce the resignation of Justin Wightman, our Chief Executive Officer.

Justin joined us in January 2019 and since that time has successfully guided PCAC operations and worked collaboratively with the many dedicated staff at Prom Country House. He has gained the respect of the residents, staff, volunteers, residents’ families, and Board members, who have all benefitted from his likeable, approachable demeanour and ability to approach problem-solving in a positive, collaborative manner.

The entire PCAC community will miss Justin’s warm, friendly approach and his ability to work across the many challenging issues that arise while ensuring a high standard of care for our residents on behalf of the wider Prom community.

Among Justin’s many achievements during his time at PCAC have been his active membership of the Gippsland Regional Aged Care Enterprise (GRACE), the Foster Health Precinct and the Opp Shop Entity. All have benefitted greatly from his skilled involvement.

Importantly, from the Board’s perspective, we have welcomed a recent improvement in PCAC’s financial situation and thank Justin for his efforts in achieving this.

This year Justin’s greatest challenge has been to lead our team in keeping our residents safe during the pandemic that has changed the world as we know it. The fact that he has achieved this against considerable odds whilst maintaining good relationships with residents, their families and staff is a testament to his excellent judgement. Justin is leaving for personal reasons. He has a young family and his decision to have more time with them is a very positive one.

We wish him all the best for the future.

Announcement of New CEO

On behalf of the Board of Management of Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) I am delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Gibson to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective from Monday 26 October. Tracey succeeds Justin Wightman, who is stepping down for personal reasons.

Tracey brings a wealth of skills and experience in government and not-for-profit organisations in the human services, health, education, and community service sectors. Her background in psychiatric nursing and subsequent substantial career as an experienced executive, CEO and Company Director equips Tracey ideally for her forthcoming role with PCAC. Tracey was the CEO of Uniting Care in Gippsland until graduating in recent years to a General Manager role with Uniting Victoria and Tasmania.

Living in Inverloch, Tracey is looking forward to working locally. She has had several visits to Prom Country House and after meeting residents, staff and management is very positive about working in our splendid facility.

“I am so delighted to join the team at Prom Country Aged Care as CEO. I am excited to contribute to this great organisation, one who has care, compassion and community at its heart.”

We congratulate Tracey on her appointment and warmly welcome her into the PCAC family.

Bill Bray, Chairman, Board of Management, Prom Country Aged Care 

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