Why Summerset

Julian Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Summerset Exec Team Julian Cook 2014

Julian assumed the role of CEO in 2014. As CEO Julian has overall responsibility for the company and its strategy.

Julian joined Summerset in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, funding, legal, and IT teams. He has overseen Summerset become a publicly-listed company, first on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) in November 2011, and then the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in July 2013. It has also been a period of continued growth in the company.

Julian has been heavily involved in the company’s strategy development, which has a focus on delivering vibrant villages, offering high quality care, and has respect for our customers at the core of our thinking. Summerset’s goal is to be the first choice of retirement village living for all New Zealanders.

He is passionate about creating villages that enhance residents’ lives, and about making sure older New Zealanders have an enjoyable retirement in communities built with their care and needs in mind.

Prior to joining Summerset Julian spent 11 years in the investment sector which included a significant amount of work with retirement village and aged care companies.

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