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!
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.
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.
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.