Allambie Heights Retirement Village Staff

Chief Executive Officer


Bachelor of Social Studies (Hons), Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (University of Dublin, Trinity College), Post-Graduate Qualification in Management (University of Strathclyde, Scotland).

Ciarán started his career in 1986 in Dublin. He has worked in a range of Senior Management Health and Social Services positions in Ireland and the United Kingdom. He operated his management consultancy business in Ireland for six years before moving to Australia. He has extensive experience in the provision of services for older people and was first to provide training in the Protection of Older People to groups in Ireland in association with the Working Group on Elder Abuse and through his consultancy business. He joined the organisation as Chief Executive Officer in 2006.

He enjoys spending time with his young family, coaching rugby, swimming, gardening, cooking and reading.




Facility Manager


Jim commenced working as Facility Manager in 2017.

He is very proud of his City of Liverpool, United Kingdom where he was born and raised. Following many successful years in retail and in retail management, he qualified as a registered nurse in 2004.

Jim has been a nurse in home care, aged care and palliative care settings in the UK.

In 2013, he relocated with his wife and three sons to Sydney’s Northern Beaches and commenced working as a registered nurse with a large residential aged care provider. He was quickly promoted to the position of Facility Manager of an 83 place residential aged care facility specialising in providing services to residents with dementia high care needs.

Jim has true passion for providing quality services to older persons, has a care-driven approach and a specific interest in working with residents with dementia needs.


patricia cearnes

Retirement Living Manager


Patricia commenced working with us in 2007 bringing with her ten years of experience in the Aged Care industry in both Low and High Care facilities encompassing business management and administration, finance and human resources. She was previously employed in sales and marketing, the banking industry and other health related administration and management roles.

Patricia was born in England and moved to Australia in her teenage years. Following a period of travel, she settled on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in 1977 where she raised her two children. She enjoys all types of sport, musical theatre, dancing and travel. Patricia looks forward to meeting with and helping any future residents, families and friends with information regarding our Retirement Village or Residential Aged Care Facility.


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.