Japara CEO and founder Andrew Sudholz steps down – CFO Chris Price to take the reins ​

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Andrew (pictured, above) – who has been in his role for 15 years as a lead founder of Japara – stood down on Friday, citing the need to spend time with a family member with a serious health concern. 

The long-time CEO and Managing Director of Japara led its listing on the ASX in 2014 and also served as the Chair of the Aged Care Guild.

However, 2019 was a tough year for Japara with the provider appearing in two case studies before the Royal Commission into Aged Care with Mr Sudholz widely targeted as representing private operators in headlines after giving evidence.

Japara’s current CFO Chris Price (pictured inset) – who has been with the company since 2015 – will step into the CEO role, with its current Investment Officer Anthony Rice moving over to be CFO.