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Paul Sadler, CEO Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT

Paul Sadler is the Chief Executive Officer of Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT. Presbyterian Aged Care serves over 1,700 older people through residential aged care, community care and retirement housing across metropolitan and regional areas of NSW and ACT.  Previously, Paul was CEO of Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT, the peak body representing not-for-profit aged and community care service providers.  He also held various positions on ageing and disability issues in the NSW Government, including Manager of HACC (Home and Community Care) and Ageing Programs, and worked as a social worker with frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers.

Board Directors


Sara Blunt - Vice Chairperson CEO, James Brown Memorial Trust, SA

2559_001-Sara-Blunt.jpgSara has broad leadership experience including aged care, health, regulatory and military environments. She has up to date knowledge in leadership and management having attended Mt Eliza Executive Education, building on her Bachelor of Business. She is a graduate of the Vincent Fairfax, Ethics in Leadership program adding an ethical dimension to her skill set. Sara's leadership in aged care and health is highly credible as she is a Registered Nurse.

Sara's leadership experience in aged care, health, professional regulation and the military along with her interest in bringing the best from people has led to highly successful outcomes in leading change.

Ross Low CEO, BaptistCare, NSW & ACT 

Ross has been in the CEO role at BaptistCare since September 2010 after previously serving in leadership and management roles, including that of CFO, within the organization for six years. Prior to his full-time employment with BaptistCare, Ross served as a Board member for four years. 

His professional background is in Commerce, with postgraduate qualifications in Finance.  Ross’ career has included various roles at senior management level with two multinational corporations, Unilever and Schering-Plough, in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Greg Burgess Manager, Barossa Park Lodge, Tasmania

Greg-Burgess-2014-s.jpgGreg is the Manager of Barossa Park Lodge, a residential care and retirement living facility in Glenorchy, Tasmania. He has held executive leadership positions in the industry for over 13 years. 

Greg has also had careers in banking, insurance, small business, and 25 years in local government.


Stephen Cornelissen, CEO, Mercy Health, Victoria

Stephen is an experienced health care executive who has worked in a range of roles in hospitals, community organisations and central bureaucracy in both metropolitan and rural settings in Australia and New Zealand.

Stephen has served on a number of national and state advisory groups, and maintains an active profile in local community initiatives. He is committed to, and passionate about, improving care and services for people, particularly those who are disadvantaged or facing adversity.
Stephen has been awarded by the Australian Catholic University the honorary title of Adjunct Professor in recognition of leadership in the area of health and aged care services.

John Murray CEO, RAAF Association (WA Division) Inc., WA

John-Murray.jpgJohn took up the role of CEO with the RAAF Association (WA Division) Inc. in May 2013. RAAFA (WA Division) Inc. is the biggest provider of retirement living in WA with six retirement villages comprising 1,416 independent living units, 19 assisted independent units, 446 aged care places and 13 motel units in Bull Creek, Mandurah, Albany and Merriwa. 

John comes with extensive experience in health, aged care and retirement living with senior management experience spanning 25 years. John commenced his career as a Registered Nurse specialising in mental health. His skills in leadership and management are supported by a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership.

Greg Skelton CEO, PresCare QLD

For 20 years, Greg has been committed to providing the highest standard of service to Queensland’s elderly. His impressive reputation is backed by his finance and logistics background. A qualified CPA with a degree in business and an MBA in strategic management, Greg is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

He serves on the Presbyterian Church of Queensland Finance and Administration Board and is a Director/Governor of St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital; and as Audit and Finance Chairman on the PMSA Group of Schools.



​​Contact person for further information: Craig Bosworth

Alexandra Davis CEO, Holy Family Services
Alexandra Zammit CEO, Thomas Holt
Chris Grover CFO, Uniting
David Maher Managing Director, Catholic Healthcare Limited
Frank Price CEO, Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution
Gavin Pretorius GM – Residential, Anglicare
Jenni Allan CEO, ADSSI
Mark Sewell CEO, Warrigal
Paul McMahon CEO, Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)
Paul Sadler CEO, Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT
Raad Richards CEO, Carrington Centennial Care
Ross Low CEO, BaptistCare NSW & ACT
Sue Thompson CEO, McLean Care
Viv Allanson CEO, Maroba

Contact person for further information: Kim Hart 

Genevieve Green CEO, Holy Spirit
Geoff Batkin CEO, Wesley Mission Queensland
Greg Skelton CEO, PresCare
Janet Rhodes Regional Group Manager Procurement, St Vincent’s
Karen Crouch Executive Director, Anglicare Southern Queensland

Contact person for further information: Melissa Centofanti 

Ashley Cooper Managing Director, Fullarton Lutheran Homes
David Moran Interim CEO, Southern Cross Care SA & NT
David Panter CEO, ECH Inc
Deborah Burton Senior Manager Aged Care, Uniting Care Wesley Port
Gillian McGinty CEO, Boandik Lodge
Jaqueline Howard General Manager, Active Living, Anglicare SA
Juanita Walker CEO, Whyalla Aged care Inc
Matthew Cragg CEO, Warrina Homes Incorporated
Richard Hearn CEO, Resthaven
Sara Blunt, Chair CEO, James Brown Memorial Trust
Sharyn Broer, Deputy Chair CEO, Meals on Wheels (SA) Inc

Contact person for further information: Darren Matthewson   

Rod Hunt Emmerton Park
Lucy O'Flaherty CEO, Glenview Community Services
Carolyn Wallace Director of Clinical Services, Southern Cross Care
Cliff Partridge CEO, Aged Care Deloraine
Greg Burgess, Chair CEO, Freemasons’ Homes of Southern Tasmania
Douglass Doherty CEO, Family Based Care North-West
Trent Allen CFO, Masonic Homes North
Wendy Mitchell General Manager, Community Care Tasmania
Connie Bruckard GM Home Care Services, Anglicare Tas

Contact person for further information: Karen Gelley  

Bill Appleby CEO, Jewish Care
David Reece CEO, AdventCare
Martin Sammut CEO, Assisi Centre Inc
Michele Lewis CEO, Mecwacare
Rosa Ginevra CEO, Mayflower Aged Care
Stephen Cornelissen Group CEO, Mercy Health
Vanda Iaconese CEO, Doutta Galla Aged Services

Contact person for further information: Trevor Lovelle    

John Murray, Chair CEO, RAAF Association (WA Div)
Dr Michael Preece, Deputy Chair CEO, Maurice Zeffert Home
David Fenwick, Treasurer CEO, Amaroo Care Services
Stephanie Buckland CEO, Amana Living
Justine Colyer CEO, Rise Network
Anita Ghose National Director (Residential), Mercy Health
Bill McDonald Executive Manager Human Resources, Juniper
Dan Minchin Group CEO, Merge Co
Irene Mooney CEO, MYVISTA