Following an intense recruitment procedure, Ilsa Hampton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Victoria South Australia (OV/SA).
Ms Hampton is an experienced health sector leader, holding senior executive and leadership roles in aged care and social and community services. She was most recently CEO at membership organisation Meaningful Ageing Australia, where she grew the organisation significantly, undertook advocacy with government and key stakeholders, and delivered education and evidence-based practical resources for members.
Ilsa comes with a wealth of experience as a CEO and senior leader in the health and aged care sectors
Before this, Ms Hampton held senior and strategic roles with leading aged care and community service organisation Baptcare, including the role of Acting General Manager.
Ms Hampton is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Midwifery and Nursing at La Trobe University, Board Director at Palliative Care Australia, and Victorian Executive Committee member of the Australian Association of Gerontology. She also holds a Master of Public Health and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
OV/SA President Elise Pocknee-Clem said she is excited to welcome Ms Hampton to the organisation.
“Ilsa comes with a wealth of experience as a CEO and senior leader in the health and aged care sectors. She has a strong working knowledge of the health system, demonstrated strategic acumen and excellent communication, and stakeholder engagement skills. I have no doubt that Ilsa will be an asset to our organisation and our members.”
Ms Hampton said she is looking forward to starting the role.
“I’m excited to join such a well-respected and long-standing association in OV/SA. I’m looking forward to utilising my skills, experience and knowledge towards implementing the new strategic plan and to lead the development and delivery of an international conference in 2023 with our partner organisations. I am also looking forward to getting to know the optometry community,” she said.
Ms Hampton takes over from Pete Hayden who was in the role for seven years before leaving to head up the Australian College of Optometry. Member Services and Policy Manager Michelle Marven will continue in the Interim CEO role until Ms Hampton takes up the permanent CEO role in mid-February 2022.