Close this search box.

< back to speakers gallery

Rhonda Andrews

Founder, Principal Senior Psychologist & Managing Director, Barrington Centre

Rhonda Andrews is the Founder, Principal Senior Psychologist and Managing Director of the National Psychological and Consultancy Company, Barrington Centre. With 30 years of experience in crisis management, Leadership and team building, workplace engagement and consequence management, Rhonda is an in-demand speaker, facilitator, and corporate trainer.

Rhonda is passionate about building capabilities in existing employees, leading to an increase in productivity and engagement. Rhonda’s insights incorporate a deep understanding of human nature, alongside evidence-driven methodologies.

Her focus uses proven techniques to help Executive Leaders and staff in Retirement Living & Aged Care develop skills amidst a variety of workplace challenges, including:

  • Increased demands from residents and customers
  • Reputational branding, risk mitigation and management
  • Psychological safety of staff – navigating difficult behaviours
  • Staff engagement to increase retention and mitigate employee turnover and absenteeism

With an engaging, direct and always refreshing speaking style, Rhonda has a unique ability to tap into the issues of the day and deliver insight-driven, solution-focused presentations. Rhonda provides proactive psychology and people support and training to ensure that Managers, decision-makers and staff members can collectively address and resolve challenges. Subsequently, this builds capability and strategies for sustainability and continuous business growth in tightly regulated work environments, such as Aged Care and Retirement Living.

who else is speaking?

Alan Herrman

Partner - Integrated Infrastructure, Real Estate Advisory Services, PwC

Richard Ainley

Partner - Integrated Infrastructure, Real Estate Advisory Services, PwC

Aaron Hill

Managing Director Economic Insights, Accenture

Judy Martin

Executive Lead – International / SAGE Study Tours & Anchor Specialist Advisor, Anchor Excellence

Deidre McGill

Executive General Manager – At Home Support, Bolton Clarke

Jane Monk

Chief Executive Officer, Gannon Lifestyle Communities

Beverly Smith

Executive General Manager – Self Managed Division, myHomecare Group

Charles Kekovich

National Policy and Stakeholder Manager – Retirement Living, Property Council of Australia

Tim Wheeler

National Policy Manager, Property Council of Australia

Leida Pirts

National Policy Manager - Retirement Living, Property Council of Australia

Donna Rayner

Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers & Board Member, Women’s Property Initiatives

Rhonda Andrews

Founder, Principal Senior Psychologist & Managing Director, Barrington Centre

Ian Yates

Interim Inspector General of Aged Care, Australian Government

Mike Zorbas

Chief Executive Officer, Property Council of Australia

M-L MacDonald

Immediate Past President, Retirement Living Council & CEO, Freemasons WA

Kate Melrose

General Manager Project Sales, Ingenia Communities

Craig Bennett

President, Retirement Village Residents Association Inc. NSW

Graham Wilkinson

Owner & Director, Generus Living Group & President of the NZ Retirement Village Association

Emily Gilfillan

Principal, Seniors Living + Communities Lead, Billard Leece Partnership

Judy Mayfield

President, Association of Residents of QLD Retirement Villages

Tony Randello

Chief Executive Officer, Aveo Group & President, Retirement Living Council

Kim Teudt

Vice-President, Retirement Living Council Executive General Manager - Retirement Living, Bolton Clarke Retirement Living Life Member

Daniel Gannon

Executive Director, Retirement Living, Retirement Living Council, Property Council of Australia