GenesisCare appoints Richard Lizzio as the new Executive Manager

Richard Lizzio, Executive Manager for Oncology Australia, GenesisCare

GenesisCare, the largest provider of integrated cancer care in Australia and globally, has today welcomed Richard Lizzio as its new Executive Manager for Oncology Australia.

Richard comes with 20 years of experience, having held senior operational and leadership roles within St Vincent’s Health Australia, Uniting Care, Healthscope and Ramsay Health Care.

Richard joins GenesisCare at the apparent time

Richard joins at an exciting time of rapid growth and expansion for GenesisCare in Australia.

GenesisCare has been implementing a national integrated cancer care program to combat disrupted care pathways caused by COVID-19. GenesisCare recently opened three new world-class integrated cancer centres in areas of high unmet need and acquired the largest medical oncology provider in South Australia, Adelaide Oncology & Haematology.

GenesisCare’s Global Chief Operating Officer, Michael O’Sullivan, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard as GenesisCare’s new Oncology Australia Executive Manager.”

“Richard has a wealth of experience in healthcare, and an impressive track record of re-imagining next-generation business models to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. He will play a key role as we enter an exciting new stage of growth.”

Richard brings great experience to GenesisCare

Richard began his career at Ramsay Health Care, working for 8 years in various hospital CEO positions in Queensland, later joining Healthscope to manage nine of its private hospitals.

Since then, Richard has held several leadership roles at UnitingCare Queensland, Icon Group, and St Vincent’s Health Australia. On his appointment, Richard Lizzio, said: “I have had the great pleasure of working closely with GenesisCare’s clinicians and executive in my previous roles and have seen first-hand the world-class care they provide to cancer patients.”

“I am truly excited by the opportunity. 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 healthcare providers.”

“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.”

In his new role, Richard will guide the expansion of GenesisCare’s integrated cancer treatment centres across Australia and will drive several new hospital partnerships.

GenesisCare’s recent market expansion

In the past six months, GenesisCare has opened three new integrated centres – GenesisCare North Shore (NSW), GenesisCare Maitland (NSW), and GenesisCare Murdoch (WA) – with GenesisCare Norwest Sydney (NSW) currently nearing completion.

Over the next two years, GenesisCare has a strong pipeline of new centre openings including Campbelltown (NSW), Frenches Forest (NSW) and two centres in Adelaide (SA).

Mr Lizzio will also work in close partnership with GenesisCare’s new Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marie Burke, OAM. Dr Burke is a highly regarded radiation oncologist with more than 30 years’ experience, including a decade at GenesisCare. She was recognised for her service to medicine and the community in the 2022 Australia Day Honours list.

About GenesisCare

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GenesisCare is a global healthcare company and one of the world’s largest and leading integrated oncology organisations.

The company’s purpose is to design care experiences that get the best possible life outcomes. This is grounded in the belief that care should be focused on the individual.

GenesisCare is the world’s largest provider of radiotherapy, a vital cancer treatment, and provides patients with access to diagnostics, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiotherapy, and novel therapies alongside the ability to participate in the latest clinical trials.

With a growing research and trials program of over 150 clinical trials, a contract research organisation, and global innovation programs focused on precision medicine and novel therapies, GenesisCare aims to bring new therapies to more patients in an affordable way.

Every year, GenesisCare clinical teams see more than 400,000 people at more than 440 locations, that includes more than 300 locations in the U.S., 40 locations in Australia, 14 in the UK, and 16 in Spain, with more than 30 new centres under development.

The organisation employs more than 6000 highly trained physicians, healthcare professionals and support staff across Australia, Europe and the U.S. GenesisCare also offers cardiology and sleep services at more than 80 locations across Australia.

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