Sean Bilton
Acting Managing Director

  Sean Bilton is responsible for managing Opal’s strategic growth initiatives incorporating expansion via mergers and acquisitions, greenfield and brownfield development, refurbishment and Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). He is also responsible for property maintenance and compliance across Opal’s operating business. Sean works closely with the Operations team and oversees the Sales and Marketing team in the commissioning and integration of growth to ensure these initiatives are aligned to Opal’s strategic market positioning. Sean has been actively involved in the aged care industry since 2006, having played important roles in the acquisition of the Principal Aged Care leasehold business, the…

Harley Wright
General Manager, Corporate Services

Harley Wright joined Opal as Chief Financial Officer in 2011. In August 2016, Harley was appointed General Manager, Corporate Services to further enhance and simplify Opal’s quality and systems platforms. Prior to this, Harley was responsible for the financial strategy of AMPCI’s aged care portfolio, including the financing of growth opportunities, communication with debt providers and raising capital from equity investors. Before joining AMPCI, Harley was an investment banker at UBS in Sydney and with Goldman Sachs in New York, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and equity raising. During his banking career, Harley was involved in…

Lucas Barry
Chief Financial Officer

  Lucas Barry joined Opal as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Lucas has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance leadership roles across multiple industries including Financial Services, Infrastructure and Retail. Throughout Lucas’ career he has had extensive experience both locally and globally in all areas of finance including capital management oversight, leading and arranging debt refinancing, sponsoring enterprise wide IT implementations and implementing strengthened financial governance processes. Lucas’ most recent roles were Group Chief Financial Officer at LBC Tank Terminals, a global bulk liquid storage business headquartered in Europe, where he was responsible for leading the global Finance and…

Bart Dekker
Chief Information Officer

  Bart Dekker was appointed Chief Information Officer of Opal Aged Care in 2013 and has been involved as a CIO in Healthcare for over 10 years. Before joining DPG, Bart held the role of Chief Information Officer of the I-MED Network, and prior to that, Bart was the Chief Information Officer of Medical Imaging Australia. Bart has also held a number of senior roles within multinational organisations, covering technology strategy and consulting, systems integration and engineering management.

Yolande Nealon
General Manager, Human Resources

  Yolande Nealon is responsible for managing our Human Resource function nationally. As a senior HR practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, Yolande is passionate about people, but also the difference you can make in Aged Care. Yolande started her career in the private and public pathology sectors, commencing in HR in 1998 whilst working for Mayne Health. During her time with Mayne Health Yolande held several HR roles. This included Regional HR Manager Diagnostic Services at Symbion Health (formerly Mayne Health) and later the National HR Manager at Symbion Pathology before joining Opal Aged Care…

Maria Bowling
General Manager, Finance
and Governance

  Maria Bowling is a senior finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in the United States and Australia, predominantly in the healthcare sector.  She is currently the Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Opal Aged Care.  Prior to her current role, Maria has held senior finance positions in ASX100 companies including DCA Group and Cochlear.  Maria obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University and became a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.  She is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.