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ACH Group CEO Frank Weits

Frank Weits


Frank is passionate about truly making a difference in people’s lives. His focus is on ensuring that all members of the ACH Group workforce love what they do and that customers live a good life.

Having previously led client centric functions at PwC Australia and in the Netherlands, his country of origin, Frank believes in looking to best practice in other industries and countries to drive continual organisational improvement.

An active community contributor, Frank holds roles on a range of boards and is the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Trudy Sutton

General Manager Service Design

From a registered nurse and educator in aged care, at both TAFE and private training organisations, Trudy’s career has taken her to management positions in the acute and aged care sectors.

Previous roles at ACH Group have included General Manager Customer Care, responsible for all residential care facilities, health and community services, and a six month period as Acting CEO. This invaluable experience provides Trudy the skills to bring capital projects to fruition, as well as driving the design of new models of care and services that will see ACH Group continue to succeed into the future.

Nichole Tierney

General Manager People, Culture and Business Quality

Nichole leads a team responsible for ensuring that each member of the workforce has an experience that can only be felt at ACH Group.

Having held senior management positions within the private sector, including multinational retail and professional services, Nichole is a recognised leader in management transformation and organisational development.

With a Master’s Degree in Business and qualifications in Management Psychology and Human Resources, she has extensive experience in driving strategic and operational people-focused initiatives that help members of the workforce bring their best, enabling organisations to achieve their objectives.

Craig Carter from ACH Group

Craig Carter

Chief Information Officer

Spanning 25 years, across public and private sectors, Craig’s career has been built on the challenges of providing world class technology services of significant scale, in cost contained and ever-changing environments.

With extensive hands-on CIO, programme delivery and business leadership experience in Australia and the UK, Craig has the ability to evaluate and overcome business challenges, specialising in IT Strategy and Operations, Technology Transformation and Service Management.

Craig is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University. The combination of his experience, education and drive ensures that technology will make a significant contribution towards the delivery of ACH Group’s strategy.

Leah Trotta General Manager Service Delivery at ACH Group

Leah Trotta

General Manager Service Delivery

Leah has a wealth of experience in the aged care and health sectors, leading operations of complex services, providing strategic thinking and effective financial management as well as ensuring the efficient delivery of change initiatives.

A Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, her passion is to drive continuous improvement in order to deliver service excellence to our customers.

Beyond her work with ACH Group, Leah is also connected to the broader health sector as a consumer representative on the SAMHRI Beat Cancer Committee and has a long-standing affiliation with the Health Consumer Alliance (HCA).

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Stephen Dawes

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen brings extensive leadership experience from a number of industries, including financial services, rail and elite sport. His focus is on developing great businesses, great people and great teams utilising his skills in strategy development and implementation, business planning and financial management.

A Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Stephen has a strong social conscience and is passionate about providing people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to live the life that they choose.

Ella McDougall

General Manager Legal and Governance

Specialising in corporate and commercial law, risk management and governance, Ella has worked as a corporate lawyer in a variety of industries for over a decade.

After gaining a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Health Science from Adelaide University, she completed a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice from Flinders University, an MBA from Torrens University, a Certificate of Corporate Governance from the Australian Institute of Governance and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.