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Dr Brett Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, RetireAustralia
Vice-President, Retirement Living Council

Dr Brett Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of RetireAustralia, one of the largest privately owned retirement village operator in Australia.  With 28 villages nationally, over 5,000 people choose to call a RetireAustralia community home. 

With over a decade of CEO and executive leadership experience, Brett has led a range of high profile organisations spanning the healthcare, insurance and sports sectors.

After completing a medical degree at the University of Queensland, Brett worked as a surgical trainee before completing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Orthopaedics at Oxford.

Brett’s rugby career saw him play 16 test matches for the Wallabies, and take on the role of the inaugural captain of the ACT Brumbies.  Off the field, Brett made a significant contribution to his sport as the General Manager of the Australian Rugby Union’s High Performance Unit and as Deputy Chairman of Rugby Australia.

Brett has since forged a successful career in the private sector, leading organisations where care and wellbeing is at the heart of all they do, including Mondial Assistance, Icon Cancer Care, and Bank of Queensland Specialist.

Brett’s experience working in human services has nurtured a deep appreciation of community and the delivery of high quality care across a growing network.  As CEO of RetireAustralia, Brett is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of older Australians and their families by building beautiful home environments, delivering exceptional care and creating vibrant retirement communities.

Brett also has held a number of non-executive directorships.  He has recently stepped down as President of Council, King’s College, University of Queensland, and represents Australia on the World Rugby Executive Committee and Council.  Brett still assists when able, orthopaedic colleagues in complex hip and knee arthroplasty.