Wounds Australia appoints new CEO
Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Jeff Antcliff will join the organisation from the St Vincent de Paul Society in 2024.

Peak health body Wounds Australia has appointed Jeff Antcliff as its new Chief Executive Officer, joining the organisation on 17 January 2024. 

Mr Antcliff has had a long and diverse career in a range of sectors including health, retail and welfare support, most recently with leading charity the St Vincent de Paul Society. He described the new role as “a privilege”.

“I’m truly honoured to be a part of this hardworking organisation,” Mr Antcliff said. “I come to Wounds Australia with a commitment to build the sustainability of the organisation and further enhance our position as the peak body for wound education, treatment and management. 

“And I look forward to learning and listening to better support members and to ensuring we're providing a greater quality of life for people living with wounds.”

Former Board Chair and Consultant Hayley Ryan led the Wounds Australia Board’s recruitment drive and said Mr Antcliff had an impressive track record in leading Australian not-for-profits.

“The Board conducted an exhaustive search on behalf of our members to find the absolute best person to guide our respected organisation into its next chapter,” Ms Ryan said. “We considered several excellent candidates but Jeff impressed us with the breadth and depth of his experience, his positive energy and his firm commitment to transparency and authenticity.

“We’re looking forward to Jeff taking the helm in January and know he will be the ‘safe hands’ we need to ensure Wounds Australia’s long-term viability, so that we can continue to improve wound care for more Australians.”

Mr Antcliff career spans more than 30 years and includes executive management roles at Specsavers and Sigma Pharmaceuticals. He takes over from Helen Jentz, who departed the organisation in September 2023 after almost two years, and is based in Melbourne.

Available for interview:
  • Mr Jeff Antcliff, incoming Wounds Australia CEO, from Melbourne (from 17 January 2024)
  • Ms Hayley Ryan, Consultant, from Newcastle, NSW
About Wounds Australia:
Wounds Australia is the national peak body for wound prevention, diagnosis, treatment and healing, with nearly 15,000 members and supporters across the country, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, allied health and aged care professionals. 

Chronic wounds are wounds that have not progressed through normal healing stages within 30 days. They may heal very slowly, partially or recur. The warning signs of chronic wounds include pain and heat, odour, excess fluid and taking longer than a month to heal. Leg ulcers and pressure sores are common types of chronic wounds.

More information:
Explore the website: www.woundsaustralia.org

Media contact:
Emma Noble, Director of Communications, Wounds Australia 
E: emma.noble@woundsaustralia.org 
M: 0432 899139