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Our leadership

HammondCare’s impact is driven by our valued people. Our leadership team guides and supports our organisation as we seek to set the global standard for relationship-based care.

Our leadership

HammondCare’s impact is driven by our valued people. Our leadership team guides and supports our organisation as we seek to set the global standard for relationship-based care.

Leading our mission, serving with passion

The HammondCare leadership team combines a depth and diversity of experience and skills, serving and working together to improve quality of life for people in need. Our leadership is expressed through strategic action, as well as personal connection to the care we provide — and the team that provides it.

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It’s care that brings us together

As a leadership team, we know that putting our mission first, benefiting from each other’s strengths, listening and connecting with our teams transparently and being present with our frontline teams is what will help us lead effectively and with integrity.

Mike Baird

CEO

Mike was appointed CEO in September 2020, having previously served as a member of the National Australia Bank executive team (2017–2020), the 44th Premier of NSW (2014–January 2017), and the NSW Treasurer (2011–2014), representing the seat of Manly.

He is Chair of Cricket Australia and sits on the Board of Future Generation Australia. He is also an ambassador for Bear Cottage, Southern Youth Family Services and the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.

Stephen Calder

General Manager, Pastoral Care

Steve joined HammondCare in 2014 as the Pastoral Care Coordinator for the Palliative Care Unit at Greenwich Hospital, Sydney. He later became Senior Pastoral Care Coordinator for HammondCare Health, joining the health leadership team. He became General Manager of Pastoral Care at HammondCare in August 2021.

Before working at HammondCare, Steve was a church pastor, having been ordained in the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church in 1997.

Michael Cooney

General Manager, Independent Living, Property & Homelessness

Michael Cooney joined HammondCare in 1999, and has held a variety of roles within the Property and Capital Works portfolio, including as General Manager. This hands-on experience, especially of residential care home development, provided a deep understanding of how to put HammondCare’s mission into action.

In early 2021, after supporting in an enabling capacity, Michael welcomed the opportunity to lead the residential care team in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rory Crout

Chief Financial Officer

Rory leads the finance, legal, procurement, information technology teams.

Rory qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Upon leaving the auditing profession, he worked for multinational companies in senior finance roles in the pharmaceutical and facility services sectors. Rory is a volunteer at his local church.

Victoria Hayman

Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Consumer Experience

Victoria leads the marketing, communications and customer experience team that helps Australians explore and engage in their care journey with HammondCare.

Prior to joining the team at HammondCare, she held roles at IBM as Marketing Director for Asia Pacific and Head of Growth Strategy A/NZ. She has also worked as a Public Relations consultant and an Industrial Designer with large clients in the communications, technology, pharmaceutical and government sectors.

Mark Peacock

General Manager, Strategy, Transformation & Impact

Mark comes to HammondCare after more than 10 years working across CBA and Westpac in management roles, most recently leading the sustainable finance practice within CBA’s institutional bank.

Previously, Mark worked in microfinance in Southeast Asia, initially in Indonesia with Australian NGO Opportunity International, and later in commercial lending with ANZ Bank in Timor Leste. Mark also spent 5 years helping to build the impact investing arm of Social Ventures Australia.

Angela Raguz

General Manager, Residential Care & Dementia Centre

Angela is regarded as an Australian leader in dementia care, both in residential and in-home care.

Angela has worked in the aged care sector for 25 years and is a Registered Nurse.

Jo Reed

Chief People Officer

Jo is a seasoned, commercially focused human resource executive leader, with international experience and a proven track record in the design and delivery of leading-edge HR strategies and solutions. Jo’s career has spanned a variety of industries, including 15 years in financial services (ANZ & NAB) based in Australia, Singapore and the Philippines.

Before joining HammondCare, Jo led an HR outsourcing engagement with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet for Accenture.

Angela Sacks

Chief Risk Officer

Angela leads the quality, safety and risk team, drawing on her extensive international experience and proven track record managing complex health services.

Angela is originally from the UK where she qualified as a Registered Mental Health and General Nurse. Her career there spanned significant senior operational, regulatory and risk management experiences with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

After moving to Australia, and before joining HammondCare, Angela held roles in operational management, and risk, quality and compliance, including leading the COVID-19 Pandemic response in a previous role.

Bay Warburton

General Manager, HammondCare At Home

Bay is the General Manager of the HammondCare At Home team, which provides home care services to more than 7,500 older Australians.

Before joining HammondCare, Bay held roles across the government and private sector, including property, healthcare, ecommerce and consulting. He is an elder in his local church and the Chair of Shore School Council.

Mike Baird

CEO

Mike was appointed CEO in September 2020, having previously served as a member of the National Australia Bank executive team (2017–2020), the 44th Premier of NSW (2014–January 2017), and the NSW Treasurer (2011–2014), representing the seat of Manly.

He is Chair of Cricket Australia and sits on the Board of Future Generation Australia. He is also an ambassador for Bear Cottage, Southern Youth Family Services and the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.

Stephen Calder

General Manager, Pastoral Care

Steve joined HammondCare in 2014 as the Pastoral Care Coordinator for the Palliative Care Unit at Greenwich Hospital, Sydney. He later became Senior Pastoral Care Coordinator for HammondCare Health, joining the health leadership team. He became General Manager of Pastoral Care at HammondCare in August 2021.

Before working at HammondCare, Steve was a church pastor, having been ordained in the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church in 1997.

Michael Cooney

General Manager, Independent Living, Property & Homelessness

Michael Cooney joined HammondCare in 1999, and has held a variety of roles within the Property and Capital Works portfolio, including as General Manager. This hands-on experience, especially of residential care home development, provided a deep understanding of how to put HammondCare’s mission into action.

In early 2021, after supporting in an enabling capacity, Michael welcomed the opportunity to lead the residential care team in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rory Crout

Chief Financial Officer

Rory leads the finance, legal, procurement, information technology teams.

Rory qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Upon leaving the auditing profession, he worked for multinational companies in senior finance roles in the pharmaceutical and facility services sectors. Rory is a volunteer at his local church.

Victoria Hayman

Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager, Consumer Experience

Victoria leads the marketing, communications and customer experience team that helps Australians explore and engage in their care journey with HammondCare.

Prior to joining the team at HammondCare, she held roles at IBM as Marketing Director for Asia Pacific and Head of Growth Strategy A/NZ. She has also worked as a Public Relations consultant and an Industrial Designer with large clients in the communications, technology, pharmaceutical and government sectors.

Mark Peacock

General Manager, Strategy, Transformation & Impact

Mark comes to HammondCare after more than 10 years working across CBA and Westpac in management roles, most recently leading the sustainable finance practice within CBA’s institutional bank.

Previously, Mark worked in microfinance in Southeast Asia, initially in Indonesia with Australian NGO Opportunity International, and later in commercial lending with ANZ Bank in Timor Leste. Mark also spent 5 years helping to build the impact investing arm of Social Ventures Australia.

Angela Raguz

General Manager, Residential Care & Dementia Centre

Angela is regarded as an Australian leader in dementia care, both in residential and in-home care.

Angela has worked in the aged care sector for 25 years and is a Registered Nurse.

Jo Reed

Chief People Officer

Jo is a seasoned, commercially focused human resource executive leader, with international experience and a proven track record in the design and delivery of leading-edge HR strategies and solutions. Jo’s career has spanned a variety of industries, including 15 years in financial services (ANZ & NAB) based in Australia, Singapore and the Philippines.

Before joining HammondCare, Jo led an HR outsourcing engagement with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet for Accenture.

Angela Sacks

Chief Risk Officer

Angela leads the quality, safety and risk team, drawing on her extensive international experience and proven track record managing complex health services.

Angela is originally from the UK where she qualified as a Registered Mental Health and General Nurse. Her career there spanned significant senior operational, regulatory and risk management experiences with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

After moving to Australia, and before joining HammondCare, Angela held roles in operational management, and risk, quality and compliance, including leading the COVID-19 Pandemic response in a previous role.

Bay Warburton

General Manager, HammondCare At Home

Bay is the General Manager of the HammondCare At Home team, which provides home care services to more than 7,500 older Australians.

Before joining HammondCare, Bay held roles across the government and private sector, including property, healthcare, ecommerce and consulting. He is an elder in his local church and the Chair of Shore School Council.