Our Executive Team
Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer and comes to his role with extensive experience in the healthcare and community services sector nationally and in NZ.
Andrew was previously CEO of the Western Health Alliance Limited, which operates the Western NSW Primary Health Network. Andrew was also CEO with Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local Limited and has held economic and community development management roles with Local Government in Australia and New Zealand. He was Senior Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. Sir Bill English MP, when he was New Zealand’s Minister of Health, Minister of Finance and Treasurer (1997-1999).
Andrew has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from New Zealand’s University of Canterbury (Lincoln College), is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Graduate Certificate in Management from the AIM Business School. Andrew is a non-executive Director of Westhaven Ltd, a Western NSW Disability provider.
Deborah is the Executive Officer for Community Options Australia. The primary objective of the role is to provide high-level executive, secretariat, and project support services to the Executive and the Board. Deborah brings over 30 years experience in a diverse range of sales, marketing and business management roles in the healthcare sector. Deborah is passionate about the development and implementation of well functioning out of hospital, community-based services to keep people well, help them to live independently and ease pressure elsewhere in the health system.
Jaime Sims is the Community Programs Manager at Community Options Australia. Jaime leads our team of Service Coordinators using innovative technology to connect consumers with non-clinical community services. She has an open-minded approach which focuses on the continuous improvement of processes to meet the fluid demand of service coordination and provision in the community care sector. Jaime has worked in Intake and Referral then Program Administration for Community Options Australia and brings a wealth of knowledge to her current role. Jaime enjoys the ongoing challenges that we face when connecting consumers to high-quality care based in the community.
June is the Integrated Care Manager at Community Options Australia. June manages programs across Australia that include Regional Assessment Services through My Aged Care, Mental Health Programs in Aged Care and Continuity of Services. June comes with a wealth of knowledge in Consumer Engagement, Home Care and the Disability Services. Passionate about providing quality services that meet consumer needs, she enjoys incorporating consumer feedback in service provision and co design projects. She is an effective leader who places priority on staff and consumers in ensuring the right services are provided and staff are adequately supported in undertaking their roles.
Andrew is the Business & Market Development Manager at Community Options Australia. Andrew has extensive experience in developing and implementing market engagement plans and industry sector engagement initiatives. Andrew’s expereince is wide ranging across Corporate & Not-for-Profit sectors
Andrew’s role includes implementation of strategies for business growth, retention and diversification. This includes identifying and developing innovative approaches to the delivery of healthcare services & exploring emerging opportunities within the Healthcare sector
When not at work, Andrew can be found either running on the beach with his German Shepherd or riding way too fast on his motorcycle
Simon is the Finance Manager at Community options Australia and oversees all finance and administration areas, including payroll, accounts payable and receivables, cash management, general ledger, inventory, and banking and reconciliations.
Simon comes to the role, having spent over 20 years as the Financial Controller for the Boating Industry Association (BIA). The BIA owned and operated four major boat shows in Australia and provided an important marketing and communications program for its 700 odd members. Simon’s experience also extended to managing the IT and property management for the organisation.
Simon completed his secondary studies at Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Economics with a Major in Accounting.