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Our Executive Leadership Team

Steve Bauer, Founder/Group Executive

Steve is a Group Executive and Founder of Cranbrook Care. He is responsible for financial management, strategic planning and property development. Steve has over 35 years of expertise in business and management, coupled with extensive experience in the building and property development sector. In 2000 Steve brought these skills to the aged care industry, combining state of the art aged care residences with excellence in care.

Kerry Mann, Executive Director

Kerry is an Executive Director and Chair of Cranbrook Care’s Approved Provider Governing Bodies. She is responsible for Cranbrook Care’s COVID-19 response, implementing aged care reforms at Cranbrook Care, and ensuring that Cranbrook Care’s residences are the home of choice and an employer of choice. Kerry has over 30 years’ experience in the health industry and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Kerry was Chief Executive Officer of Cranbrook Care for ten years and is currently Chair of Leading Aged Services Association (LASA) NSW/ACT) (the national peak body representing all providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living).

Marc Bauer, Group Executive

Marc is a Group Executiveof Cranbrook Care Pty Limited. His role includes financial and strategic planning. Marc has experience in strategic acquisitions, feasibility assessment and overall project management of property developments. He was a partner for 14 years at Meridian International Capital Limited, a boutique capital asset financing firm. Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics Degree in Actuarial Studies.

Gabrielle Bauer, Group Executive

As a Group Executive, Gabrielle is responsible for marketing and strategic projects for Cranbrook Care and the residences in the group. Gabrielle’s background is in strategic marketing, brand management, product development and project management. She has fourteen years’ experience in the aged care industry and over twelve years’ experience in the finance industry. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Finance) and a Masters of Commerce.

Edwina Bower, Group Executive

Edwina is a Group Executive of Cranbrook Care with over ten years’ experience in the aged care industry. Edwina’s focus is across systems and assets, collaborating with our teams to drive innovation and find creative solutions to enhance the care and service we offer our residents. She also works extensively on new developments and refurbishments of our residences. Edwina holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Spanish) and a Juris Doctor.

Lee Carissa, Chief Executive Officer

Lee directs all aspects of the business at the corporate level and at the residences. This includes strategic planning, financial management, property development, executive and residence management. Lee is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the aged care industry for over 30 years. Lee is passionate in ensuring Cranbrook Care is recognised and respected as a premier provider of quality residences in both care and lifestyle services.

Ben Marsh, Chief Financial Officer

Ben is responsible for the financial management and performance of Cranbrook Care whilst also providing strategic planning and risk management support to the business. Ben is a Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA) with over 25 years of finance experience working in aged care, media, education and not for profit organisations. Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Commerce and a Global Executive MBA from Sydney University.

Sarah Osborne, Group Operations Manager

Sarah is responsible for operationally supporting our Directors of Care Services, focusing on ensuring the care and services we provide our residents reflects residents’ choice and supports residents’ dignity and independence. Sarah is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the aged care industry for over 11 years. Sarah is committed to supporting our staff to ensure continued quality care and services are offered and provided to our residents.

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