Lucy O’Flaherty

CEO, Columbia Nursing Homes


With over 25+ years’ experience in change management and innovation Lucy is the CEO of Columbia Aged Care in NSW. Prior to this Lucy led the team at Glenview Community Services in Tasmania as CEO after creating Korongee, Australia’s first village specifically designed for people living with dementia through a $19M HESTA social impact investment.

Being awarded the Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2019 and creating Korongee, Australia’s first purpose built village for people living with dementia, as well as the Child, Family and Disability Gateway service are three of Lucy’s greatest career achievements

Career Highlights

  • Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2019
  • Tasmanian Telstra Business Women’s winner of the 2019 for purpose and Social enterprise category.
  • Winner of the 2017 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership
  • Australian Institute of Management’s Not for Profit Leader of the Year 2016
  • Led Glenview to being awarded Tasmanian Aged Care provider of the Year 2013 and again in 2019
  • Awarded the NAB/TCCI Business Leader of the Year award – corporate in 2012


  • MBA
  • Graduate Diploma of Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Social and Community Services (Management)
  • Diploma of Social and Community Services
  • Diploma of Solutions Oriented Counseling – Centre of Effective Therapy
    Professional Associations (resigned in May 2021)
  • National Board Member – Aged and Community Services
  • Tasmanian Divisional Chair – Aged and Community Services
  • Director – Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (ACWIC)