ciaran foley ceo

Chief Executive Officer


Ciarán was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and educated at St Louis, Rathmines and at Terenure College. Between 1982 -1986, he studied initially Politics and French at the University of Dublin, Trinity College and engaged in a double Course of Study graduating with a Bachelor of Social Studies (Hons) and a Qualification in Social Work. He achieved a Postgraduate Qualification in Management from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

While at Trinity College, his interest in politics grew through an active involvement in Branch Politics when after his first Branch meeting he was asked to serve as Secretary of the Branch at the age of 19, then Branch Organiser and Vice President of the Trinity Branch located in the Constituency of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister).  “My life and my energy have always been driven to achieve justice and fairness, to work hard, to be ethical and honest and to make a difference. Politics can achieve that in many ways”.

An advocate and lobbyist in the Disability Sector as a National Chairperson in the Republic of Ireland in his early working years, Ciarán’s career has spanned four decades since the 1980s in health and social services, in senior management roles in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia and in businesses directly for the last 20 years. He has been involved in disability, child protection, mental health, training, human resources, counselling, risk assessment, marketing, strategy and finance.

He has worked in public service, non-government organisations and the private sectors in various roles in Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia.

In 2000, he registered his Management Consultancy business and operated successfully across the Republic of Ireland. In his first weeks, the Government engaged him and his Company to write and deliver Ireland’s first-ever Training in Elder Abuse across Ireland’s health, social services, acute hospital, medical, community, psychiatry, GPs and police teams. It is an accomplishment that he is immensely proud of and always will be, to have been the first, to have written and contributed to National Policy on a subject to protect people, to have shared with staff the importance of respecting and protecting people, an area that defines how he lives and works.

His Company further consulted in feasibility studies, assisting organisations to improve performance and work better. “I love Business, my business in Ireland operated every year profitably, I loved the financial side, including bookkeeping and managing the business accounts. We chased and found the work, had good revenue streams and cash flows, we built relationships, provided added value to our clients and we worked hard as a Company”.

In 2006, Ciaran and his young family emigrated to Australia and he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Allambie Heights Village Ltd. I belong to a great team of people and together we have built a ‘profitable for purpose’ Company from poor beginnings to a reputable, admired and financially sound and growing operation consisting of a residential aged care facility and retirement villages.

We have over the years built the team of people, rebranded the Company, improved our policies,  our approach and our offerings to our residents, our customers without whom we have no business. We have renovated, designed and built homes, provided quality accommodation and quality care for people and we  have plans in the pipeline for growth always. We have and we continue to create Living Communities.

In 2019, one of the changes he made was to sit down with every individual staff member and discuss with them his own expectations of himself and his expectations of them as a member of the team. He does it with every new staff member since then. “I simply talk about values that are essential, that we are honest and ethical in all that we do. I talk about respect which I believe is the most important value in life because if you respect a person, you will do things for them and with them, you will never hurt them. You will protect them”.

These strong values were the driving force to two strong branding statements for our Company, Allambie Heights Village Ltd.

“We provide Quality Care and Quality Accommodation” and “Our Business is Protection”.

Family is very important to me and always will be.

A former rugby player, marathon runner, martial arts practitioner, Level 2 Rugby Coach, he loves his rugby and has been a community and school volunteer over many years. A gardening enthusiast and cook, a keen reader of history, finance, business and biographies and constant student of courses because learning never stops!


RACF Operations Manager


Richard commenced working at Allambie Heights Village Ltd. as Operations Manager in March 2022 with responsibility for the operation of Allambie Heights Village Residential Aged Care Facility and leading its Team and services to our residents.

He grew up in Essex, England and the Isle of Wight before moving to live in Surrey and Brighton.

He achieved a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Business Administration in 1995 from the University of Nottingham Trent, United Kingdom. He worked initially in London, at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and at HSBC and was involved in a range of banking businesses including bond operations and settlements.

His career progressed to senior management regional and sales positions in the hotel and hospitality sector across the UK before he moved to Sydney, Australia in 2006. He held a number of business development and manager positions in well-known and high star Sydney hotels. He was involved in business development at a leading aged care advocacy organisation (Aged and Community Services) where he came into contact with many of Australia’s Operators of residential aged care facilities, home care and retirement villages, areas of work and Industries he enjoyed greatly along with meeting their customers, residents and staff.

He was a regional account manager for Aqualogic which has been a long-standing contractor to Allambie Heights Village Ltd. and he worked as the family sales manager with InvoCare Sydney, an international Company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange before joining Allambie Heights Village Ltd.

Richard enjoys spending time with his family, he is a Football Association qualified referee and his interests include football (soccer), golf, cricket, music, reading and travelling.


RACF Deputy Manager


Belinda commenced working at Allambie Heights Village Ltd. in 2005. Previously, she had a background in small business administration and was an owner of several small businesses. She worked for an aged care provider before joining the Allambie Team where she achieved her Certificate IV in Disability and Ageing. She has progressed in her career from being initially engaged in direct care to being a Team Leader, Acting Facility Manager and is the Deputy Manager of our Allambie Heights Village Residential Aged Care Facility.

Belinda describes herself as being “a very proud staff member of the Team” and adds, “The Staff and Residents of Allambie have a very special bond and this is obvious with longevity of Residents’ lives and Staff retention”.

Belinda has a passion for caring for older persons.

Belinda grew up and still lives on the Northern Beaches. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening, swimming, music, watching a variety of sports, travel and spending time with her family.



Retirement Village Manager


Hannah began working as Retirement Village Manager for William Charlton Village in August 2020.

She has a background in venue and event management and has previously been employed in sports administration and education officer roles.

Hannah grew up on the Northern Beaches but moved to the Central Coast with her family when she was young. She recently relocated to the beaches with her own family; Fiancé Luke and 2 young daughters Tilly and Ruby.

Hannah looks forward to meeting and assisting residents of both William Charlton Village and Allambie Heights Village.


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Accounts Manager


Eddie joined us in November, 2010  employed as a contractor, performing the role of Accounts Manager. Eddie is the proprietor of Youil Consulting and has extensive experience in the field of accounting in which he manages clients from a wide variety of industries.

Previously employed by Qantas Airways as a financial analyst gave Eddie the opportunity to travel to many exotic destinations . Eddie now enjoys his free time with his family which includes the addition of a new baby girl.