At Amaroo, we are fortunate to be governed by a Board of Directors that help drive our strategic growth. In March, we say goodbye to our Board Director, Greg Milner, who has served on the Amaroo Board for five years.
In this blog post, we look back on Greg’s time with Amaroo and reflect on his fondest memories.
Learning the ropes
“My first contact with Amaroo was in 2017. I had been fortunate enough to be selected for a leadership development course called the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP)”, Greg explains.
As part of completing the ELGP, Greg was required to be mentored by an industry professional.
“The then-CEO of Amaroo, David Fenwick, had volunteered to serve as one of the student mentors, and I was assigned to David.
David was kind enough to spend a full day with me, taking me on a tour of Amaroo’s facilities across the Gosnells campus and giving me an insight into Amaroo’s strategy and philosophy.”
It was during this time that Greg felt an immediate connection with Amaroo’s culture and mission.
Joining the Amaroo Board
By 2019, Greg had completed the AICD Company Directors Course, been elected to the City of South Perth Council and felt ready to take on a new Board role. With his long-standing passion for the aged care sector, Greg knew exactly what Board he wanted to join.
“At the same time, Amaroo was searching for someone with my skill set for their Board. The timing was right for both of us, and I joined the Amaroo Board in March 2019”.
Greg was subsequently elected Deputy Chair of the Amaroo Board in 2020.
When reflecting on the last five years at Amaroo, Greg reminisces on many wonderful memories.
“The annual Board trips to the Great Southern Region to meet with our residents in Amaroo’s Albany and Denmark villages were always a highlight. I’ve also enjoyed joining our Gosnells residents at several events and listening to the very entertaining stories they share. The annual Amaroo Christmas Carols event with our residents and the wider community is also a standout.”
But if he had to choose one key highlight, it would be the opening of the new Gosnells Clubhouse in March 2021.
“Seeing first-hand the amenity and social activity the Clubhouse helped facilitate was confirmation that the Board and the Executive Management Team had made the right investment decision.”
So, what’s next?
Outside of Amaroo, Greg serves as the Mayor of the City of South Perth, having been re-elected for a second term in October 2023. However, his most important role is husband to Belinda and father to their two young children, Charlotte and Harvey.
“I have very much enjoyed my time with Amaroo, and I have been delighted with the progress we have made over the last five years. For now, my focus is on being the best husband, father and Mayor I can be.”
“I draw confidence and comfort in knowing that I leave behind a very capable and competent team at Amaroo, who will look after our residents and continue to ensure that they live the lives they choose.
For any new members joining the Amaroo Board, I’d simply say that the heart of Amaroo is our people. Our residents, our staff, our fellow Board members: get to know the people of Amaroo and the wonderful community we serve.”
From all of us at Amaroo, thank you Greg for all your hard work over the past five years, you will be missed.