At Opal you will find some of the most experienced and caring people. Our team pride themselves on delivering specialist aged care tailored to the needs of the people in our homes. Meet a few of our team and find out why they chose to work for Opal Aged Care.

Naomy - Care Manager

  “Working in emergency didn’t give me the same job satisfaction I got from aged care. By the third year of university I’d already decided aged care was the right place for me. My peers would say, ‘why would you waste your clinical skills in aged care?’ But I knew that if I could make a difference in somebody’s life and make them smile, then that was my day made. With aged care you are a specialist in all areas, whereas in a hospital you choose just one.” Since childhood, Naomy’s dream was to work in emergency. If someone was…

Dean - General Manager

  “There’s so much opportunity in aged care and particularly at a fast-growing company like Opal. Most nurses probably don’t even think about ending up in a corporate role, but really anything’s possible – there’s lots of support and training to help you get where you want to go.” Dean Saxby is the General Manager at Opal Mudgee. He completed his Registered Nurse training at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, before exploring every aspect of nursing from the renal ward to the emergency department, and acute surgery to gastroenterology. In the fast-paced hospital world, Dean longed for the opportunity to…

Andrew - Commissioning Manager

  “Aged care is a growing industry that offers stability and plenty of opportunities. We need many thousands of new beds to accommodate the ageing baby boomer generation, and those beds and homes will always need quality people to manage them.” Andrew began his career training as a chef in the hotel industry at the tender age of 13, in his home country of the UK. Many years later, with a Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management followed by a Masters in Information Technology under his belt, Andrew went to work for the UK Hilton Hotel Group and ultimately took on…

Ann - Regional General Manager

  “When I compare aged care to the public health system, there’s so much more opportunity, so much more career progression. You get exposure to all aspects of the business and develop a broad range of transferable skills across operations, business management, financial management and strategy. You can’t get that kind of experience and exposure in the public health system.” Ann started her career aged 21 as a Registered Nurse in her hometown of Adelaide. Within a year of completing her studies, the hospital opened a palliative care unit and Ann took the opportunity of a three-month contract there. Ann…