New Boandik leader to be appointed

A new face will lead Boandik following chief executive Gillian McGinty stepping down after 23 years at the helm.

Glenn Rappensburg has been appointed as interim chief executive, with the full backing of Boandik’s board of directors and hopes to pay tribute to Ms McGinty’s efforts.

“I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that Gillan brought to the role and, most importantly, her passion and commitment to make Boandik a leading provider of care services in the South East community,” Mr Rappensberg said.

“The community can be assured that I have a great platform to build upon to ensure the organisation is ready to embrace any future challenges that it will face, given the recommendations of the Royal Commission, a new funding model and the expected changes to residential and home care into the future.”

Mr Rappensberg joins Boandik with more than 25 years of experience as a human services chief executive, spanning the non-profit, local and state government and commercial sectors.

In addition, he possesses work experience in the South East, has a clinical background and has worked within a policy framework that advances social outcomes within the broader care sector.

This includes successfully rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme at Novita in Adelaide.

Mr Rappensberg said he was motivated to harness his skillset to drive “high quality aged care services for older South Australians who choose Boandik as their home”.

“I have a deep understanding and commitment to effective community development and the important role that social, physical and economic contexts play in achieving well-being for all,” he said.

“I am motivated by the timeliness of this opportunity to harness my diverse, multi-sector experience.”

Boandik board chair Vicki Quinn welcomed Mr Rappensberg while also paying tribute to Ms McGinty, who left Boandik to spend more time with her family.

“On behalf of the board of directors, we will be eternally grateful for Gillian’s dedication, commitment and integrity to the organisation,” Ms Quinn said.

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