Sapphire International Holdings
Carol Allen is one of the founding Board Members of Sapphire Holdings Group established in 2003 to operated Aged Care services in Australia.
From 2006 to 2015, Carol was BlueCross’ CEO and Executive Director. She was responsible for the operations of Residential and Care at Home services, marketing and human resources. Carol has also been a director of the BlueCross Board since 2005 until 2016. In 2015 she became the CEO of Sapphire International Holdings to oversee the international strategy and operation.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the community sector Carol’s passion is to change the way aged care is delivered; She has now formed a team of highly committed and experienced managers who share her vision and are working with her to take this vision into China.
On 16 May 2017 Sapphire Holdings Group and Sungin, a subsidiary company of the Fosun Group, signed a JV agreement at the Shanghai Bund Financial Centre on 16 May 2017. This marks our entry into the China Market providing Residential Aged Care based on the Australian standards and Sapphire's "model of care" including quality standards, policies and procedures and will together develop a 100 bed high-end aged care centre the Fragrant Hill Mansion in Beijing, which is expected to open in July 2018
Carols holds a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Research and Development. And is a Director of Sapphire Holdings Group and Sapphire Care and is also on the Board of The Bays Hospital and Aged Care and Art Building Children’s Dreams a Non for Profit organization supporting early childhood education for children in need.