Board and leadership teams
Eldercare's strong, focussed leadership group sets our strategic direction and makes sure we meet our goals and achieve our potential.
Appointed: March 2016
Background: Justin is a qualified practicing General Practitioner and is highly experienced in the health care and education sectors having been involved in the production of more than 200 publications. Justin also has long-term committee and Board experience at both state and national levels.
Current Employment: Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Torrens University Australia
Deputy Board Chair
Appointed: October 2018
Background: Kathryn is an environment, planning, energy, construction and infrastructure Partner at Adelaide law firm, Piper Alderman. Kathryn advises developers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and builders in all Australian jurisdictions across a broad range of industries. Kathryn draws on her practical skills and comprehensive industry knowledge obtained through her many associations and committees to add real value to her clients.
Current Employment: Partner, Piper Alderman
Appointed: March 2016
Background: Graham has been involved in ministry with the Uniting Church in Australia for more than 35 years and has spoken at many conferences and seminars across Australia. His extensive experience with committees has included the Uniting Church SA Property Trust and Resources Board and the St. Andrews Hospital Board.
Current Employment: Chair Generate Presbytery, Uniting Church of South Australia
Appointed: September 2020
Background: Sam has a Master of Business Administration and over 8 years’ experience in the South Australian public sector. Sam brings with her expertise in finance, business performance and corporate governance.
Current Employment: Assistant Director, Commercial Management, Digital Health SA, Department for Health and Wellbeing
Appointed: February 2020
Background: Chris is an experienced Chief Information Officer and technology innovation specialist who has local and international experience in the finance, government and manufacturing industries as well as at various start-ups and within the academic field. Chris has presented on systems strategy and knowledge management worldwide, including at the United Nations in New York.
Current Employment: Director, Future Earth Systems
Appointed: March 2016
Background: Jan has more than 30 years’ experience in the advertising and marketing sectors and currently owns and manages marketing research company Intuito. Jan has contributed to several Boards and committees including the South Australian Tourism Commission, Guide Dogs (SA and NT), the Adelaide Convention Centre and the South Australian Motorsport Board.
Current Employment: Managing Director, Intuito
John van Ruth
Appointed: September 2020
Background: John is a Chartered Accountant and spent his early career was working for large accounting firms EY, KPMG and Arthur Andersen in Australia, Canada and Holland. John is a governor of Wyatt Trust (a Public Benevolent Institution) and a director of GOGO Foundation (supporting persons with lived experience of homelessness).
Current Employment: Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Disability Services
Appointed: August 2020
Background: Kathryn is an experienced health executive having held positions in a variety of clinical leadership roles across a number of healthcare organisations. She is a widely published operational researcher with over 40 peer reviewed publications. She is both an Adjunct Associate Professor with Flinders University and Clinical Associate Professor for The University of Adelaide. Kathryn’s strong interest in governance has led her to join several Boards including the charity Variety Australia, CRANAplus, and Chair of Variety in SA.
Current Employment: Executive Director Clinical Governance, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Jane started her career as a Registered Nurse/Midwife working in various roles in the public and private sectors and in rural and remote areas, including the Torres Strait. She has held several Executive positions including the Executive Director of Nursing & Patient Services at Repatriation General Hospital, Director of Nursing & Clinical Services and Acting CEO of St Andrew’s Hospital, CEO of Domiciliary Care SA and CEO of St Hilarion Aged Care prior to being appointed as CE of Eldercare in 2013. Jane is a Justice of the Peace, has a Master of Health Administration and other post graduate qualifications in health education.
Operational Services Executive
Anne-Marie Gillard is the Operational Services Executive for Eldercare. She has held executive roles in health/community services/aged care and is a passionate advocate for the vital role that service providers can play in promoting health and wellbeing. In her current role, Anne-Marie is responsible for Eldercare's operational services (including care services and hospitality services) across its residential care homes, Day Therapy Centre (DTC) and the Advanced Care Service.
Corporate Services Executive
Scott Morgan commenced with Eldercare in 2012, and is a Chartered Accountant, MBA graduate and AICD graduate with nearly 25 years’ experience. Scott is currently a member of the Finance Advisory Committee for Aged and Community Services Australia and as Corporate Services Executive at Eldercare, Scott’s portfolio includes finance, information technology, procurement/contracts, payroll, admissions, property, retirement living and administration.
General Manager Finance
Nicole Cox is a Chartered Accountant with nearly 30 years’ experience including over 12 years’ experience in the aged care sector. As the General Manager of Finance within the corporate services division, Nicole is responsible for all financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial modelling for the organisation. Nicole also manages the finance, payroll, accounts payable, revenue and admissions teams.
General Manager Wellbeing and Allied Programs
With a clinical background in Occupational Therapy, Bernard Morrison has developed high level skills in service analysis and design, stakeholder engagement, research and strategy development within the aged care and disability sectors. As the General Manager of Wellbeing and Allied Programs in the operational services division, Bernard provides direction to the allied health, hospitality, lifestyle, volunteer and day therapy programs.
General Manager Residential Care
Jarrod Mudie has a wealth of nursing, aged care and management experience, accrued during his time working with a number of organisations across the aged care sector before holding leadership roles at Eldercare over the last five years. As the General Manager of Residential Care in the operational services division, Jarrod is responsible for the operations of Eldercare’s 11 aged care homes as well as strategic decision making and clinical governance for our residential care services.
General Manager People
Melia Stone is an experienced HR manager with 13 years in leadership roles as well as a prior career as an industrial relations and employment solicitor. As the General Manager of People in the people, quality and strategy division, Melia is responsible for the HR team, who support recruitment, performance development and performance management, the Learning and Development team who provide strategic leadership and operational training for all Eldercare staff, as well as the Work Health and Safety and Injury and Claims Management teams.
General Manager Property
Adam Yeomans, MBA is a skilled property executive with over 20 years' experience in property management and development across a range of sectors. As the General Manager of Property in the corporate services division, Adam is responsible for leading Eldercare's Property business unit to deliver successful outcomes in the areas of maintenance, compliance, refurbishment and redevelopment of our building related assets.