New AAG CEO starts – Welcome Renu Borst


Ms Renu Borst has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Association of Gerontology and starts in the position on Monday 22nd August 2022. 

Renu’s appointment by the AAG Board followed a thorough and extensive executive search and recruitment process, following our current CEO, James Beckford Saunders, informing the Board in February that he would not be seeking to renew his contract from early 2023 after over seven years of service.

AAG President, A/Prof Marguerite Bramble said ‘I am excited to welcome Renu as our new CEO. She is a relationship-driven and results-focused Executive with a breadth of business experience across health and aged care, community, government and information technology sectors. 

‘Originally from Fiji, Renu moved to New Zealand after graduating from university with a Bachelor of Public Administration and Sociology. She started her career as a Healthcare Assistant for a private company that managed retirement homes and hospitals. She worked her way up through various roles in health to become the CEO for the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA).

‘Renu’s extensive experience leading not-for-profit organisations, includes nine years as CEO for the NZSA, set her up as the best candidate for the position at AAG. She has a proven track record in forging strategic partnerships, leading business transformation and turning performance around for purpose-led organisations. She also has experience working closely with a Board, focusing on resolution of complex strategic challenges, engaging internal and external stakeholders to collaboratively develop solutions and drive improved outcomes.

‘On behalf of the Board and our members we welcome Renu to the AAG.’

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