Mark Moran Group are experts in the creation of world-class, continuing life and care environments. Quality health and care services within thoughtfully designed, progressive environments form the heart of our organization. Our carefully selected group of professionals are authorities in areas covering finance, operations, clinical rehabilitation, food service, systems, sales and design. Our team is our strength. We value our partnerships with like-minded industry leaders.
Mark Moran – Co-Founder
Mark has a family background of leading health and aged care design and management for over 60 years. He has worked in health and aged care for 27 years, including in Federal politics for three years.
In 2011, he co-founded the Mark Moran Group with Evette Moran to bring about change in seniors’ planning. Mark and Evette recognised that strategic planning to develop an innovative blueprint for the next 50 years was essential. With Mark having learned the business from the ground-up combined with Evette Moran’s expertise and oversight, they undertook a thorough situational analysis of the sector to identify key opportunities, risks and threats. The clear opportunity was to create a unique customer-oriented model, lacking in the sector, and combine the three traditional industry silos of Aged Care, Retirement Villages and Home Care. They also identified future legislative changes and have responded with a pioneering intergenerational community development model to transform the sector.
As the Executive Director 2001-2011 of his family business, the Moran Health Care Group, he fully restructured his family company, of over 60 residential aged care and retirement villages, creating $330 million dollars of realised asset value. Mark undertook comprehensive strategic reviews of the family business resolving the Group’s operational, financial and cultural issues. He sourced and established quality long-term relationships with key external business partners, leading consultants and community, industry and government engagement.
Mark and Evette have been awarded the best in retirement and seniors planning in Australia and Asia in consecutive years from 2014-2018. Their organisation is the recipient of the over 30 awards for best in class. They are most proud however of their PWC Fairfax Media Award in 2015 for having the most enriched staff culture in Australia ranked against all industries.
Mark has been a Director of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation since 2004, a voluntarily role supporting public health outcomes.
Mark established and ran the Moran Arts Foundation for 24 years, 1988-2013, expanding it into photography and facilitating many thousands of school children, especially in remote and regional Australia, through its programs.
Mark and Evette support many charities and community initiatives including The Mark and Evette Moran NIB national literary awards with Waverly Council, the Principal Sponsor of the national Small Sculpture Prize with Woollahra Council, the Mark and Evette Moran Rocks to Rocks Challenge with Surf Life Saving Australia, Platinum Sponsor for the past five years of the Central Coast Five Lands Walks an event drawing over 20,000 people within the community annually, partners with the Literacy for Life Program where they work with the Literacy for Life Foundation to eradicate Indigenous Illiteracy.
Cameron Kirby – Chief Executive Officer
Cameron is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience with ASX listed and multinational companies, responsible for business units in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Asia.
Commencing with a mid-size Chartered Accounting firm in 1992, Cameron moved into media in 1998 occupying senior roles with Salmat, Foxtel and Endemol Southern Star (now Endemol Shine). Cameron was closely involved in a number of M&A transactions and restructures with Macquarie Media Group, Fairfax Media and Endemol as well as the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Salmat.
Cameron joined the Mark Moran Group in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer before also taking over Group Operations. In August 2017, Cameron was promoted to Chief Executive Officer with full oversight of all group activities being Aged Care, Retirement, Hospitality, and Developments.
Richard Catto – Chief Operating Officer
Richard has a depth of experience in the retirement and aged care industry, and the wider healthcare sector.
Coming to Mark Moran Group from KPMG, Richard held a national role as Director of Healthcare for KPMG New Zealand. During that time, he worked closely with the KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Health, Aging and Human Services, Government Agencies, Hospitals, and a broad cross section of health and aged care providers.
Prior to KPMG, Richard was the General Manager Operations for Summerset Group, New Zealand’s second largest developer of retirement and aged care living. He brings with him over 28 years of experience in best practice delivery of healthcare, organisational development, and growth.
Evette Moran – Co-Founder, and Lead Designer
Evette is the creative force behind the programs and innovations at Mark Moran Group including the world-leading design, ground-breaking Paddock to Plate program, first-class behavioural and lifestyle enriching experiences for residents. Evette has brought intelligent luxury and innovation to deliver world’s best care and lifestyle programs; disrupting traditional, outdated practices. Evette’s inspirational programs and initiatives transform the quality of life and happiness residents experience daily at Mark Moran Group and provide families peace of mind. Evette is setting industry benchmarks including staff culture, resident lifestyle programs, designed environments, societal impact and philanthropy, leading by example and disrupting traditional, outdated practices.
Evette understands that the creation of quality, uplifting and beautifully designed interior and exterior environments adds value to the living experience and quality of life for members. She is passionate about design of all disciplines and has worked in industry since 1984. During this time, she has managed and run businesses as well as acted as lead designer.
Her most exceptional design works are at Vaucluse, Sydney winning ‘Best Silver Architecture’ in Asia and Australia 2015 and the redesign and redevelopment of the Award winning ‘Best Facility in Asia 2014’ at Little Bay, Sydney which pioneered the Group’s design excellence ethos. Winning the ‘Change Maker of the Year for Australia and Asia’ at the 2016 Eldercare Innovation Awards is an accolade that reflects her contribution to the industry and passion for innovation and change.
Mark and Evette have been awarded the best in retirement and seniors’ planning in Australia and Asia in consecutive years from 2014-2018. Their organisation is the recipient of the over 30 awards for best in class. They are most proud however of their PWC Fairfax Media Award in 2015 for having the most enriched staff culture in Australia ranked against all industries.
Evette has spent many years supporting charities in particular the Cornucopia Committee 2002-2013 where she served as Vice-President. Mark and Evette support many charities and community initiatives including The Mark and Evette Moran NIB national literary awards with Waverly Council, the Principal Sponsor of the national Small Sculpture Prize with Woollahra Council, the Mark and Evette Moran Rocks to Rocks Challenge with Surf Life Saving Australia, Platinum Sponsor for the past five years of the Central Coast Five Lands Walks an event drawing over 20,000 people within the community annually, partners with the Literacy for Life Program where they work with the Literacy for Life Foundation to eradicate Indigenous Illiteracy.
Sam Arnold – Chief Financial Officer
Sam is an experienced finance professional and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years commercial experience across a range of industries, including professional services, government, tourism, charitable, hospitals, aged and community care and retirement living.
Sam commenced his professional career with KPMG – starting as a Graduate Accountant and progressing to Senior Manager. Whilst at KPMG, Sam specialized in the delivery of audit and other regulatory services to aged care providers. After 11 years with KPMG, Sam joined Catholic Healthcare Limited as Group Financial Controller where he remained for a further 9 years.
In 2018, Sam joined Mark Moran Group as Chief Financial Officer with oversight of the financial functions as well as having operational management of Jamberoo Valley Farm.
David Bacon – Property Director
David is an established Property professional with widespread experience reflective of the positive contribution he has made to a number of organisations over three decades.
David’s track record reflects his achievements which include successful involvement in $5 billion of social infrastructure projects. His driving passion is the delivery of invigorating facilities, founding design and construction decisions reflective of the positive impact they have on user experience’s.
Joining the Mark Moran Group as Property Director in 2014, David’s first responsibility was the delivery of the award-winning $160m Mark Moran Vaucluse development, completed ahead of programme and under budget.
David’s accountabilities encompass effective property management of built assets and the identification and development of land opportunities that contribute positively to the Mark Moran Groups ambitious expansion objectives.