Aura Holdings expands with CEO appointment
MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday, 11 November 2021
Southeast Queensland retirement living operator, Aura Holdings, has appointed Sean Graham to the new role of Chief Executive Officer.
Aura Holdings’ Joint Managing Directors Tim Russell and Mark Taylor announced the appointment today.
“This appointment acknowledges the significant contribution Sean has made to Aura Holdings and his movement into this senior role recognises and rewards his professional development and growth, diligence and dedication to Aura,” Mr Russell said. “Sean will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, development, HR, and sales and marketing.
“While Mark and I will remain Managing Directors and continue to be actively involved in the company, we will be able to focus on our areas of expertise and concentrate on Aura’s growth opportunities. It is also important for us to have more time to mentor the next generation of executives within the business.’’
Sean Graham, 36, has 15 years’ experience across several industries, including investment banking, energy and retail. His previous roles were at Merrill Lynch in London, Arrow Energy in Brisbane and Collins Foods in Brisbane.
In his previous role at Collins Foods as Head of Planning, Sean drove significant domestic and international expansions.
“We want to promote and encourage quality people through Aura Holdings, to re-energise the business and bring in fresh ideas,’’ Mr Russell said. “Sean has proven he has the vision, work ethic, intellect and leadership ability for this role.
“We are confident that, together with Sean’s leadership, we are well resourced to continue to grow Aura and position the company as the leader in the independent retirement living space in Queensland.
Mr Russell and Mr Taylor founded Aura Holdings in 2016. It has seven independent living communities in various stages of development across the state’s southeast including Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coasts, and Toowoomba.