IRT “originally known as Illawarra Retirement Trust” was founded by Dr Max Diment and a group of likeminded people in 1969. Dr Diment had a vision; to provide seniors with better options in housing and care.
IRT began with a committee meeting and a donation of $1000 from a local business. Our first community was built in Wollongong on donated council land with an army of community supporters and volunteers.
IRT and its related bodies (collectively, IRT Group) is committed to ensuring our customers’ interests come first and to fulfil our mission of improving the lives of older Australians. We help our customers make informed choices about their service options through simple products and information, and we apply the same transparency to our business practices.
IRT’s Board of Directors are elected from IRT’s General Committee who are representatives of the local communities in which we operate.
There are currently seven members on the Board of Directors, including a Chair. The role of the Board of Directors is to oversee the business of the company to ensure it operates in line with the Mission and Values of the organisation.
IRT’s Executive Team is leading our business into the future, driving innovation and ensuring our customers are at the heart of everything we do.
We love partnering with others to improve the lives of older people.