Our Leadership Team

Wayne Belcher OAM
Chief Executive

Wayne Belcher is passionate about the Aged Care industry and is an experienced Chief Executive in the sector.

Having entered aged care early in his career, Wayne has held roles including Chief Executive of Bethanie as well as Director and Interim Chief Executive of Baptistcare WA. In March 2017, he joined Braemar as Chief Executive to lead the organisation’s service delivery, growth and future development.

Wayne was awarded a Medallion of the Order of Australia in 2007 in recognition of his significant contribution to community services. This in part acknowledged his dedication to aged care as well as assistance he gave to the Howard Government in an advisory capacity.

Wayne holds postgraduate qualifications in Health Administration, Divinity and Ministry, and Business Law. He is also alumni at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Wayne maintains an aged care blog at www.wlbelcher.com and is a regular contributor of aged care insights and knowledge in newspapers, aged care guides and conferences.

Kristy Ryan
Chief Financial Officer

Kristy graduated from Murdoch University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Professional Accounting before taking a role in Audit at Grant Thornton the following year.

Kristy became a Chartered Accountant in 2009, joining Braemar in 2015 as Financial Controller, a position she held until 2017 when she was promoted to the newly created role of General Manager Finance and Administration.

Kristy brings commercial experience from Energy, Oil and Gas, Logistics and Audit to the Braemar senior leadership team. Born in Southampton, England, Kristy grew up in Western Australia. Her interests include basketball, boating, RMS. Titanic and the Fremantle Dockers.

Renee Reid
General Manager Workforce

Renee grew up in South Africa before immigrating to the United Kingdom and moved to Australia in 2012, joining Braemar in October of that year as Human Resources Manager.

Now holding the role of General Manager Workforce, Renee brings 12 years’ experience in Human Resources Management to the Braemar senior executive team.

Renee has commercial experience in Construction, PR, Residential Care, Mental Health and Aged Care and is Qualified as an Ontological Coach. In 2015 she won the ACSWA Excellence award in the Trainee Category.