Alumni Update | Issue Two 2014
Profile
Anita Harvey
Group Marketing & Business Development Manager, Jobfit Health Group
Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)

Steven Harvey
Managing Director, Jobfit Health Group
Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration)

Steve and Anita Harvey are the husband-wife team behind Jobfit, one of Australia's largest diversified healthcare providers. Jobfit provides a wide range of workplace and primary care health management services and conducts over 250,000 hours of services each year for businesses across Australia.
Anita and Steven Harvey
The company is now aiming for a $100m annual turnover and expansion into New Zealand, after it attracted a $25m investment from Singapore-based Fullerton Healthcare in late 2013. Steve, the company's Managing Director, graduated from UniSA in 1994 with a Bachelor of Nursing. A decade later he completed an MBA at Charles Sturt University. He began his career as a Registered Nurse at Central Districts Private Hospital but began to dabble in management. Within a few years, he climbed from Director of Nursing to become the hospital CEO. By 1999 Steve decided to focus full-time on management and took the role of State Manager for South Australia and Northern Territory at the Spotless Group. His extended network then led him to his next career move and the position he continues today.

'In 2005, via a professional acquaintance Dr Chris Kelly, I was approached to join the newly developed and growing Jobfit,' Steve says.

'Since this time Jobfit has grown from a small SA company employing 12 people to a national organisation employing over 250 employees, in 28 offices.'

'Jobfit now delivers a broad range of occupational healthcare services to 5,000 clients nationwide.'

That period of rapid expansion was Anita's ticket into the company. She currently serves as Group Marketing & Business Development Manager at Jobfit and completed a Bachelor of Business at UniSA in 1998. Anita held a string of jobs with Adelaide Bank while studying for her Bachelor of Business– and inspired by her minor in marketing, she worked her way towards a job as a Product Manager and also completed a Master of Marketing at Charles Sturt University. She spent 15 years with Adelaide Bank before moving on to other jobs in finance marketing, and ultimately Jobfit in 2010.

'I joined Jobfit as Group Marketing & Business Development Manager, when the business was experiencing huge growth and needed marketing, communication and business development skills,' Anita says.

'Playing an integral role in the transition of Jobfit to a national corporate brand is the career achievement I'm most proud of.'

Steve says he left UniSA with an understanding that a company can look beyond the typical functions of its industry, and provide a more innovative product.

'Healthcare service delivery can be enhanced by many aspects of the non-healthcare sector,' he says.

'I have looked to diversify Jobfit from being a healthcare provider to being a service provider.'

Anita also says she learned a lot about business diversity from her time at UniSA.

'It's important to keep an open mind to new ideas and technology, and understand market trends,' she says.

'The only thing you can be certain of is that things never stay the same.'


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