Gary Barnier
Managing Director

Gary Barnier was appointed Managing Director of Opal Aged Care in 2011 and prior to this was Chief Financial Officer for the group. Before joining DPG in January 2010, Gary held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the I-MED Network, an $800 million healthcare company employing 4,500 clinicians and other staff across 250 sites in Australia and the United Kingdom. Gary has also held the role of Chief Financial Officer of I-MED’s parent company DCA Group Limited. During Gary’s tenure as CFO, DCA Group grew from a company with market capitalisation of around $400 million to $2.7 billion, placing…

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…

Graham Renwick
Head of Operations

  Graham Renwick joined Opal as General Manager of Queensland in October 2011, following a move from New Zealand, and in 2015 he also became the General Manager for Opal’s Western Australia homes. In 2016, Graham was appointed Head of Operations of Opal Aged Care, to ensure that there is a consistent approach to the management of Opal’s homes. Prior to joining Opal, Graham worked in the aged care sector for 11 years in New Zealand with an organisation that grew from 10 to 45 facilities. During this time, Graham held a number of roles including managing their residential aged…

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.

Joanne Sabena (nee Shaw),
General Manager,

Joanne Sabena (nee Shaw) is responsible for managing quality and compliance nationally. This involves the development of standards, processes and internal systems to identify and mitigate risk thereby improving operational effectiveness, increasing quality and supporting appropriate funding Prior to joining Opal Aged Care  in May 2010, Joanne held senior management roles with Aevum Limited, with a focus on operations and management of retirement and aged care facilities Joanne has over 20 years’ experience in the health and aged care industry; she is a registered nurse with a long association with both public and private teaching hospitals within the acute care…

Sean Bilton
General Manager, Commercial

  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…

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…

Damian Hiser
General Manager, Sales & Marketing

Damian Hiser has been in healthcare for 20 years, beginning his career in Australia as an Optometrist. Prior to joining Opal Aged Care in 2012, he was with UME from 2009 to lead the growth of the healthcare management business in the Middle East. Damian has managed healthcare services in the private sector in Australia for the last 15 years, working in senior roles with a range of providers including large publicly listed companies such as Affinity Health and Invocare, through to not-for profit charitable hospital groups, the most recent being CEO of a network of 4 hospitals in the state…

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.