New leader for group’s cancer care expansion

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Experienced private healthcare executive Richard Lizzio is leading GenesisCare's efforts to expand its integrated cancer care program across Australia.

As the international group's new Executive Manager for Oncology Australia, Mr Lizzio will guide a national strategy to combat disrupted care pathways caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Richard has a wealth of experience in healthcare, and an impressive track record of reimagining next-generation business models to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients,” said GenesisCare’s Global Chief Operating Officer, Michael O’Sullivan.

“He will play a key role as we enter an exciting new stage of growth and development in our business.”

In the past six months, GenesisCare has opened two new integrated cancer centres in New South Wales – North Shore and Maitland – and another in Murdoch, Western Australia, while also acquiring the largest medical oncology provider in South Australia, Adelaide Oncology and Haematology.

Mr Lizzio will oversee the completion of another centre at Norwest Sydney, and new openings in Campbelltown, Frenches Forest and two facilities in Adelaide in the next couple of years.

“I have had the great pleasure of working closely with GenesisCare’s clinicians and executive team in my previous roles and have seen first-hand the innovative, world-class care they provide to cancer patients,” he said.

Mr Lizzio started his career as a chartered accountant before moving into retail stockbroking and financial services, then took on executive positions with Australia's largest private hospitals operator, Ramsay Health Care.

He has also held senior operational and leadership roles at St Vincent’s Health Australia, Uniting Care Queensland, Healthscope and cancer care provider Icon Group during his 20 years working in the industry.

“I look forward to leading GenesisCare’s Australian business as we scale our integrated cancer care program, expand our medical oncology and theranostics portfolio, and embark on new partnerships with other leading healthcare providers,” he said.

Mr Lizzio will work closely with GenesisCare’s new Chief Medical Officer Dr Marie Burke, who was recognised for her service to medicine and the community over the past three decades in the 2022 Australia Day Honours list.

“GenesisCare’s continued growth and investment in new centres, technology, and partnerships is founded on the company’s core belief that patients should have access to great care that achieves the best possible outcomes, close to home,” Mr Lizzio added.

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