The appointment of Katherine Burton

Abound Communities

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Abound Communities provides a continuum of aged care across 5 Victorian facilities, from independent living to assisted care to residential homes. Originally caring for poor and retired actors when founded in 1869, today over 500 older Victorians with diverse needs call Abound home.

With the sudden passing of long-serving CEO Phillip Wohlers, Brooker Consulting was engaged to identify a worthy successor to lead the organisation.

Brooker thoroughly researched Abound’s needs before launching an extensive recruitment campaign. Advertising in key outlets and leveraging networks, an impressive slate of candidates emerged.

Following multiple interview rounds, Katherine Burton stood out as the unanimous choice. Bringing over 20 years in healthcare leadership, she has deep expertise across quality, safety, operations, innovation and strategic project implementation.

"On behalf of the Abound Council, I wish to thank Brooker Consulting for their expertise offered in the recruitment of our new CEO. The process was efficient and effective - we welcome Katherine Burton to lead Abound into the future."

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