Capecare appoints acting CEO following retirement of Stephen Carmody

Elizabeth Hogarth will step into the role of acting chief executive officer at Cape Care following the retirement of Stephen Carmody. Image supplied.

Elizabeth Hogarth will step into the role of acting chief executive officer at Cape Care following the retirement of Stephen Carmody. Image supplied.

Cape Care chief operating officer Elizabeth Hogarth will step into the role of acting chief executive officer following the retirement of Stephen Carmody.

Capecare chair Nadine Carter acknowledged Mr Carmody's service to the organisation.

"Since 2017 Stephen has played a critical role in the development and success of our organisation, providing compassionate leadership and dedicated service," she said.

"In his time as chief executive officer, Capecare strengthened its organisational model, expanded and focussed our three-year strategic plan, and developed outstanding leadership capability across all business areas.

"Through a period of significant aged care reform, Capecare successfully achieved a further three-year reaccreditation, continued growth and innovation in community services and commenced construction of the new Dunsborough integrated aged care complex which is on track for completion in mid 2021.

"The organisation is much more robust and well established as a consequence of his commitment and

guidance."

"Ms Hogarth worked closely with Mr Carmody and brings to the acting CEO role exceptional leadership abilities and a commitment to Capecare's core values, which have seen the organisation recognised for aged and clinical care excellence within the region and industry.

"She is supported by a strong and extremely skilled team and is a welcoming and familiar face to our residents and their families."

Ms Hogarth joined Capecare in 2017 as chief operating officer. She has headed the Residential, Home Care and HR teams in this capacity, and has been the lead Capecare manager on the Dunsborough integrated aged care development.

She holds a Commerce degree from Curtin University and has had an accomplished career in registered nursing in Scotland, UK, New Zealand and Australia, and more recently in senior commercial medical roles.