Chris Rigby takes the helm at Greengate

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Mr Rigby (pictured top left) has been appointed CEO of the private operator following a long career in Not For Profits. Greengate will complete two new villages – St Patrick’s Green in Sydney and St Luke’s Green in Brisbane – in 2017.

They are also starting construction on two more sites at Auchenflower in QLD and Penrith in NSW, putting them on track for 750 ILU’s and aged care beds under management by 2020.

Mr Rigby was the former CEO of NSW aged care provider Scalabrini Villages, and before that the CEO of Catholic Healthcare, which he is widely credited with building up as a leading operator.

Greengate specialises in partnering with Catholics, with its first four villages in Sydney and Melbourne all built on land owned by the Church.

Their first village, St. Peter’s Green, was completed in 2009 at Lane Cove as a joint venture with Catholic Healthcare, a project initiated while Mr Rigby was in charge.

Greengate has heavy backing, particularly by the Myer family. Peter Hodgson (pictured bottom left) is Chairman. He was previously CEO of the Myer Family Group and was ex-Group MD at ANZ.

At Scalabrini, Elaine Griffin, Director of People, Learning and Culture, will step in as acting CEO.