Founding Director, Ninety Mile Consulting
Ford is an experienced consultant and industry leader who recently transitioned from Deloitte Consulting Strategy and Operations practice to co-found Ninety Mile Consulting. Ford partners with his clients to solve their most complex problems and uplift their performance. Ford specialises in delivering real business value to the regional Aged Care sector.
Aged Care – Ford has supported a number of Aged Care providers in Victoria’s Gippsland and Goulburn regions, providing expertise and advice in the areas of operational excellent, risk control, strategic business decision making, cost transformations and technology enablement.
Not for profit sector – Ford has worked with global not for profit and for-purpose organisations providing strategic business advice and option analysis for growth and operational improvement.
Workforce Attraction & Retention
The aged care sector faces a complex web of challenges when it comes to workforce attraction and retention. One of the primary challenges is the increasing demand for skilled professionals amidst a shortage of qualified workers. As the ageing population grows, there’s a pressing need for more healthcare providers, nurses, and support staff, putting immense strain on recruitment efforts. Additionally, the demanding nature of the work, can lead to burnout and high turnover rates among aged care workers. The industry must also contend with issues related to competitive compensation and perceived limited career advancement opportunities, which can deter potential employees and cause existing ones to seek better prospects elsewhere. These multifaceted challenges require a comprehensive approach, including improved training programs, better working conditions, and enhanced recognition for the vital role that aged care workers play in our communities.