The Greengate Team
Greengate is a privately run company established in 2005. We create quality accommodation and care options for seniors, offering independent and assisted retirement living plus 24 hour aged care in all of our communities.
We are hands-on through the entire value creation process, from identifying the best locations to the planning, design, sales and marketing, and ongoing management of the village and aged care home. Our team brings together a wealth of experience from backgrounds in architecture, development, management, hospitality and clinical aged care.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a mix of original founding shareholders: Andrew Sweeney, Howard Smith and Matthew Fisher, and other non-executives.
John Russell is a non-executive director, represents the Myer Family Company's shareholding in Greengate.
Peter Hodgson is the independent Chairperson, having previously served on the Board as the non-executive director.
Chris Rigby is the CEO of Greengate.
Meet the Team
Greengate's team incorporates a variety of skills from design, planning, construction, marketing and operations. Meet some of our management team.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris has been at the forefront of change within the aged care sector for over twenty years. He enjoys working with motivated colleagues to create great care and services for residents and their families.
Village General Manager, St Brigid’s Green
Nick has more than 19 years’ experience in a variety of property operations and leadership roles within the retirement living and aged care industry, corporate facilities management, and hotels and resorts. He has managed retirement villages, from smaller villages with only 42 units to larger villages with 436 units, and aged care homes with over 120 beds. Nick is passionate about enriching the lives of the residents of St Brigid’s Green and is actively involved in all aspects of the Village.
State Manager – Queensland
Paul has worked in aged care for seven years and brings a range of commercial experience to the role at St Luke’s Green. His focus is on developing an organisational culture that delivers excellent care outcomes for residents and their families whilst ensuring staff are valued in their roles.
Village General Manager, St Patrick's Green
Andrea has worked in the Aged Care Industry since 1999, specialising in operations and business management of both Residential Aged Care and Independent Retirement Living. She has worked on the design of homelike residential facilities, including dementia and Independent Living residences. Andrea strives for excellence in service to residents, and was awarded the Retirement Village Manager of The Year after being nominated by her residents.
Andrew’s depth of knowledge and experience, gained over the past 20-plus years, has been instrumental in developing new aged care business models and innovative forms of accommodation. Andrew has held executive roles in architectural planning and business across a broad spectrum of accommodation and property types. He is a former General Manager of New Business for Lend Lease Development and oversaw a number of large integrated development projects, including Rouse Hill Town Centre and NAB Docklands.
Andrew’s passion for the sector is to see seniors given greater choice, flexibility and control in the types of accommodation and range of domestic and care services available to them. Staying within the local area, remaining part of the daily life of the community and having easy access to amenities are all part of the vision and outcomes that Greengate Group look for with their care villages.
At Greengate, Matt is focused on establishing our new aged care and retirement village operations. This includes recruiting new staff and delivering a range of new technologies to allow us to better service all our residents. He is driven by a passion for design, and for the creation of desirable, high-quality villages.
Matt also manages many commercial and legal matters for the Group, including the relationship with our major shareholder, the Myer Family. Prior to establishing Greengate, Matt was the General Manager of Development at Lend Lease Development, working on large scale urban renewal projects in Melbourne, Sydney and south east Queensland.
Outside Greengate, Matt is a director of City West Housing (a community housing provider in Sydney city).
Howard is involved in securing new opportunities, engagement and briefings of our community stakeholders and procuring the multitude of regulatory approvals, through to oversight of design and construction.
Howard is presently overseeing the delivery of St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra in Sydney.
Howard has had a long interest in bringing together commercial disciplines and private capital to provide targeted and well-designed social infrastructure in our major capital cities. This motivation was cultivated many years ago through Howard’s business development activities at Lend Lease, where he and fellow directors Andrew Sweeney and Matt Fisher discovered they shared complementary motivations and values.