Will Somerville - CEO

CEO for John Paul Village

William Somerville

Started on Monday 7 / 04 /2014

Hello, my name is Will. I am looking forward to meeting you all.   I would like to share with you a little of who I am.

I am married with four children aged 16 to 22. My principal personal interests are rugby, soccer, skiing, swimming, jogging and keeping fit, travelling with family and reading.

My most recent experience in aged care was as CEO & Company Secretary for St Catherine’s Aged Care Services, Eastwood from 2009 until 2013. St Catherine’s is a Catholic Retirement Village of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.

Previously I worked in aged care with Baptist Community Services from 1997 until 2009. While there I was in various roles including:

  • Regional Manager – Western Sydney where I was responsible for the finance and operations of six residential aged care facilities (389 residents), 5 Retirement Villages (147 units), “In home” nursing services (133 packages), and many other community services.

  • Hub Manager, Western Sydney (Cumberland)

  • Project Manager, Finance

  • General Manager, Food Service Division

My educational qualifications include:

  • University of New England – B Arts (Economics).

  • University of New England – Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management

  • Australian Society of CPA’s.

  • Chartered Secretaries Australia – Various units

  • Governance & Company Secretary

  • Newcastle University, Management Development Program (2 MBA units)

My leadership approach is by personal example, and to encourage our staff, residents and their families by being available and carefully listening to any concerns people may have. I have a passion for “aged care” and I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you.

Kind regards, Will Somerville.