Rob De Luca – Chief Executive Officer
Rob is a values-led CEO with over 20 years’ experience in financial services, wealth management, disability, and healthcare.
Over that period, he has led and grown sustainable organisations through periods of significant technological, economic and regulatory uncertainty.
Prior to joining Zenitas Healthcare, Rob was the CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), leading the national rollout of the NDIS. His leadership saw the Scheme growing from 90,000 people with disability to 300,000.
Rob was also previously Managing Director of Bankwest, leading more than 4,000 people across the country.
Rob is passionate about leading agile, high-impact, customer-centric organisations that embrace collaboration and change. He is a strong advocate of promoting equality, inclusion and diversity, and thrives on learning and supporting people to maximise their potential. Outside office hours, Rob loves to experience other cultures through food, wine and travelling, as well as supporting his three children in following their passions.
Anthony Vella, Chief Finance Officer
Anthony has worked in financial services, insurance, education, and health and disability services for close to two decades. In his current position as Chief Operations Officer, he leads the enterprise risk management function, strategic planning, project management office, information technology, as well as policy and communications.
Prior to joining Zenitas, Anthony held the role of Deputy CEO, Strategy Development and Chief Risk Officer for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and was responsible for establishing the Enterprise Risk Management Framework for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), along with setting the corporate plan and sponsoring large scale transformation programs.
He has previously worked in financial services for some of Australia’s top brands in senior roles, including setting the organisational strategy for Bankwest as Head of Strategy and Transformation, as well as strengthening risk practices at the Commonwealth Bank as General Manager, Risk Assurance and Controls for the Business and Private Bank and CommSec.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business (University of Technology Sydney), Executive Master in Change (INSEAD) and a Graduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (University of Oxford, Saïd Business School).
Vanda Fortunato, Executive General Manager - Clinics (Primary and Allied Health Care)
Vanda brings to Zenitas extensive experience within primary care, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, public health, academia and research, both in Australia and abroad, and across both private and public sector organisations.
Vanda has a PhD and a Master of Arts and completed the Australian Institute of Company of Directors. She is a published author whose articles have been distributed across many refereed journals and is sought after for speaking engagements. This background in research and learning gives Vanda a strong evidence-based approach, which she utilises in her current role as Executive General Manager – Clinics. In that position, Vanda looks after all our medical and allied health clinics, leveraging her strong track-record of optimising operational environments.
Previously, she was CEO of a medical training company, the GM of Strategy at Medibank, and the CEO of the largest Medicare Local in Australia. Vanda is passionate about preventative health, and improved health outcomes for minority groups, Indigenous populations, and people from CALD populations.
Antonia Albanese, Executive General Manager - Aged Care and Disability Services
With an extensive financial services background, Antonia has particular working experience in finance, banking, health and disability services.
Antonia was previously Head of Provider, Market and Sector Development at the NDIA, working closely with the disability sector and working directly on pricing regulation and key policies impacting providers and participants in the market.
Before that, Antonia worked in a range of senior leadership roles at both Bankwest and Commonwealth Bank, including leading Small Business Banking, Broker Sales and Corporate Banking.
Antonia is passionate about ensuring that the services we provide for people living with a disability are reflective of the wants, needs and expectations of our customers and that they represent a meaningful choice in the way their care is delivered. Antonia believes that continued innovation and customer centred-design in disability services will ensure that Zenitas Healthcare continues to lead the market as a best practice provider.
Rob Bowden, Executive General Manager – Mobile Health
Rob brings a people-first approach and significant experience to lead Zenitas’ Mobile Health division.
Rob joined Zenitas from Xtra, where he was the Managing Director of XtraAgedCare and XtraHomeCare, and was instrumental in driving their customer-centric culture and clinical excellence, building the team from two to over 600 people, and expanding their mobile health services from SA into WA, VIC, NSW and QLD.
Board of Directors
Rob Koczkar is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. His experience spans private equity investing, public company governance, strategy consulting, philanthropy, and social impact investing. Prior to establishing Adamantem Capital, he was Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Australia, a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners, and a Principal with Texas Pacific Group.
Andrew is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He is recognised as one of Australia’s most experienced corporate lawyers specialising in private equity and public market deals, and he is also an experienced company director.
Jonathan is the Managing Partner of Liverpool Partners. He has extensive experience as both an investor and adviser across sectors in private equity, corporate advisory, equity capital markets, and operational management.
John Hickey is the Operating Partner at Liverpool Partners. He has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Previously, John held both senior financial and management roles at a business unit level together with group executive roles with responsibility over multiple business units.
Shane brings over 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare and strategy. Previously, Shane was Chairman of Vision Eye Institute (ASX:VEI) and Chief Executive Officer of Mayne Nickless Diagnostic Services (later renamed Symbion Health (ASX:SYB)). Shane is also currently Chairman of Paragon Care Limited (ASX:PGC) and Chairman of Cronos Australia (ASX:CAU).