Kris Whitehead

Chief Executive Officer, Home Instead

Biography

I am a highly diverse, professionally & personally driven leader with 20+ years of experience in banking and financial services, stretching across Retail, Small Business, Business, Emerging Corporate, Corporate and Institutional Banking both domestically and across Asia.

My areas of expertise include building, coaching and leading high performing teams and businesses, deepening client relationships, developing strategic client acquisition strategies, structuring and negotiation of all facets of a transaction. Over the past 15 years, I have specifically focused on establishing, building and reengineering organisations from SMEs to large corporates.

More recently, my personal experience as a family carer inspired me to shift sectors to join national in-home care provider, Home Instead, as CEO in early 2023.

I immediately immersed myself in the business many varied roles for a unique two-month orientation and gained incredible insights and experience working in care consulting, care management, scheduling, caregiving, recruitment, networking and finance.

With my background in leading businesses and teams through substantial change, I’m dedicated to ensuring a focus on changing the face of ageing, through providing personalised in-home care and support to help older people maintain their independence and dignity at home, for as long as possible.

I possess seasoned leadership, exceptional influencing skills, strong marketing know-how, an innate ability to think strategically and laterally, and a team focused mentality.