Meet Greg Gray
Welcome back to our Meet the Team articles. Helping you get to know the wonderful staff at Southern Cross Care Tasmania.
There’s not always a traditional path of employment within Aged Care, and Sandown’s current Roster Clerk, Greg Gray, can certainly attest to that.
After leaving school, Greg headed off to join the Navy. He completed an impressive 23 years of service before departing in 2002. As luck would have it, he was advised by a friend about an opportunity as Executive Chef at Mary’s Grange, and it was here that Greg started his Southern Cross Care career.
He tells us that there are lots of long-term career opportunities across Aged Care, and you can always branch out into different areas as he has. And with other roles like Continuous Improvement Coordinator and Safety Officer also under his belt, we’re sure Greg knows what he’s talking about!
We asked Greg what his favourite memories across his career were, and while he tells us that there are too many to list, he speaks fondly of the 50th Anniversary of Mary’s Grange while he was working there as Executive Chef. Greg was responsible for catering all the food and cake for the event. It was a mighty celebration, with current and former staff, residents and residents’ families all invited along. Greg’s role was instrumental to the event’s success.