Have you met Ken McQualter? He's our esteemed CEO and has been steering our ship since 2012. If he's not massaging spreadsheets he's often talking with our community, pitching in as a bus driver, or enjoying a stroll around our leafy neighbourhood.
“Evergreen is a wonderful environment,” he says, “the staff are caring and talented and really make a difference to our seniors.”
An accountant by trade, Ken was previously Chief Operating Officer at Jet Travel Group (27 years) and part of Remote Vision Solutions, a company that use videoscopes to inspect aircraft for damage.
Moving into aged care was a definite change of pace, Ken says, but one that has been both enjoyable and rewarding.
However, he's mindful of "the many changes ahead with Aged Care Reform".
Ken was born in Yarrawonga and grew up in Lake Rowan. After graduating from Yarrawonga High School, he moved to Melbourne to begin his career.
He's married to Alison and has three children and seven grandchildren who live between Sydney, Melbourne and London.
He's a passionate outdoors enthusiast and has rafted the Grand Canyon and climbed to Base Camp at Mt Everest.
Volunteering is also part of Ken's repertoire - he's been a member of Balwyn Rotary for 30 years, including a stint as president in 2011 and is currently Chair of the famous Camberwell Sunday Market.