genU board chair Ingrid Williams

New Board Chair to lead genU into a bright future

Ingrid Williams has been appointed the new Chair of genU’s Board of Directors following Dr Michael Stanford’s resignation from the Board.

On joining the genU Board in November 2022, Ingrid took on the role of Deputy Chair and is the current Chair of genU’s Care Governance and Client Experience Committee.

Ingrid is an experienced non-executive director and board chair and has over 30 years’ experience in the health services sector, including senior executive roles in both public and private hospitals. She’s the former Chief Executive Officer and owner of aged care businesses and is currently the Managing Director of an advisory consulting business, supporting the health and aged care sector across Australia.

Ingrid says that in his time as Board Chair, Dr Michael Stanford has shown great leadership and has been instrumental in some key strategic decisions such as to unite with Li-Ve Tasmania and the divestment of non-core services such as Pipsqueaks childcare and Costa House residential aged care. She is now looking forward to taking over the Board leadership role and continuing to transform genU.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael Standford and the other Board Directors over the past 12 months and immersing myself into genU,” Ingrid said.

“I’d like to thank Michael for his significant contribution and am thrilled to be stepping up to the role of Board Chair.”

“We’ve recently embarked on a multi-year digital strategy, realigned our organisation structure for more effective service delivery and positioned ourselves in Tasmania.”

“We know further changes will be required with industry reforms coming however we’re optimistic about the future. We have a great legacy to build on, staff who are experienced and passionate, and an ongoing commitment to service excellence to meet the needs of our current and future clients,” she said.

Director Jan O’Keefe, has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Board, replacing Ingrid in that role. Jan has been a member of the Board since 2019. She is a senior executive in the health services industry, has a legal and risk background and extensive senior leadership experience across a range of consumer services including health insurance and utilities.

genU CEO Clare Amies said she’s looking forward to working with Ingrid and Jan in their new capacity as Board Chair and Deputy Chair respectively.

“genU is in a really exciting transformation and growth period and both Ingrid and Jan have demonstrated leadership and specific expertise that will prove invaluable over the next few years,” Clare said.

“They are both strategic thinkers, have a deep understanding of the sectors we work within, and are committed to our vision, our strategic direction and the continued expansion of our services nationally.”

“On behalf of the genU Executive and staff, I congratulate Ingrid and Jan on these appointments and look forward to working with them,” she said.

Learn more about the genU Board.