We believe that every person matters.
Every day the excellent care we provide and supporting services is shaped by our board and executive leadership team.
I oversee everything that happens in the kitchen. We work closely with our residences, so they get a lot of input into the planning of our menu.
Why do I do it? Because I love it.
When you support elderly people, or provide support to them, it makes a tremendous difference to their quality of life. I love to make them smile. Because that’s why they’re here and that’s why I work here – to make them happy and give them the best care.
We all work together to provide holistic care to our residents. It’s a very close knit community in which we care for each other and provide care needs for each other as well.
Francis joined our board in 2012 and was elected to the position of Chair in 2021 following the resignation of the previous chair, Don Neander OAM. Francis holds an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Business, Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Francis has his own consultancy in change and infrastructure development and has over 30 years experience in the resources, facilities and government sectors including health care. Francis brings his professional experience and is dedicated to the Vision and Mission of Southern Cross Care Qld. At his Parish of St Peter and Pauls, Bulimba he has been a member of the Parish Council and is a member of the Finance Council. Francis currently chairs the Assets and Investments Committee.
Tony brings 40 years of experience in the areas of strategic procurement, purchasing planning, materials management and project management from various organisational levels within the Queensland Government, including as Director of Procurement at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Tony joined the Knights of the Southern Cross in 1999, served in a number of executive roles and is currently Branch Chairman of Branch 93 Pine Rivers. Tony has been a member of the Southern Cross Care Governance and Risk Committee since 2016 and joined the board in 2017.
Josephine is an experienced Accountant in both private and public sectors. Josephine is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants representing the Chartered Accountants in Government and was the first female lay member of the Diocese Development Fund Board where she served for 7 years. Josephine is a registered Mentor under both the Institute CA Program and the CPA Program for CPA Australia and with formal education consisting of Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology and Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors has brought a wealth of knowledge to our board since joining as Treasurer in 2013. Josephine currently chairs the Finance Committee.
Michael has extensive experience in the areas of leadership, financial management, regulatory issues, strategic planning, innovation and contracting in addition to engineering and technology, following on from his 40 years as a Chartered Professional Engineer. For the past 20 years, Michael has been an active member of the Knights of the Southern Cross with periods as Branch Executive and Chairman, State Councillor and State Chairman for three years and the National Secretary of the Order since 2012. Joining our board in 2012 as Treasurer, Michael currently chairs the Governance and Risk Committee and is the Secretary of the Association.
Dr Phillip Good is the Director of Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Brisbane Senior Specialist in Palliative Care at Mater Health Services and Associate Professor at the Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, Australia. Having trained in Queensland, NSW and Victoria he spent 7 years working in Newcastle, NSW before returning to Brisbane in 2010. In 2012, A/Professor Good completed a PhD on evidence-based palliative care and is involved in both quantitative and qualitative research studies. In 2015 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to develop academic leadership in Palliative Care. Dr Phillip Good brings his expertise to Southern Cross Care Qld, joining the board in 2020.
Stephen joined our board in July 2012 and brings to our organisation extensive experience in Information, Technology and organisational management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, a Master’s Degree in Technology Management and is certified in Program and Project Management. Stephen has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry specialising in Project Management and Business Process reengineering and brings wide-ranging knowledge, professional experience and involvement in community groups to our board, in addition to his active membership of the Knights of the Southern Cross.
Prem has over 30 years experience as a senior financial executive across industries including business advisory, construction, resources and the not for profit sector. For over 25 years, Prem has been Honorary Treasurer of a local St Vincent De Paul Conference, and has volunteered his time settling and supporting refugees as they adjust to life in Australia. Currently, Prem is Chief Financial Officer with EPIC, providers of employment services for people with disabilities. He has a Masters of Business Administration (University of Queensland), a Bachelor of Business (QUT) and in 2020 was awarded a scholarship to undertake an Executive Leadership Program at the McKinsey Academy. He is a member of several professional bodies including AICD, FCA, FGIA, FCPA and FITA. Prem joined SCCQ’s Governance, Risk and Finance Committee in 2016, and joined SCCQ’s Board in December 2022.
Sr Sally Fuller is a Canossian Sister and registered psychologist. Sally currently works in the areas of mission and formation in the Catholic sector and private practice as a psychologist. Sally holds post-graduate degrees in the areas of counselling, psychology and theology.
Justin has held multiple leadership positions in a variety of industries and brings with him extensive business and NFP experience, including overseeing teams responsible for billion-dollar business ventures through to working with small charities to further their goals. Justin currently works to deliver sustainable social impact through tailored governance, advisory and specialist services delivered with his highly experienced team at Right Source. Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Justin offers face-to-face and virtual solutions to his clients, and is also a Member of CPA Australia and a Fellow Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Justin’s passion and the driving force in his career is people, and he has a unique ability to communicate and relate with people from all walks of life.
Damien joined the board in 2018 and brings international experience in brand profitability, marketing and business strategy to our organisation. Damien has worked with global multinationals, small and medium business, start-ups and large organisations across a range of different industries, including consumer goods, professional services, defence, infrastructure, medical, food and beverage and media/tech. Damien is a partner of FOUND, a Brand Strategy practice specialising in Customer Value Proposition and helping brands determine and demonstrate how they create value. Damien holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics and an MBA in business strategy and marketing.
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