We are fortunate to have the experience and expertise of our founders available to us. Their guidance is complemented by a diverse range of skills and knowledge from a highly professional team.
Together, they help ensure the success of our organisation.
And help ensure our people get the support they need, when they need it.
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Mark Birrell is an experienced company director with credentials spanning the private and public sectors. He is currently the Chairman of Infrastructure Australia, the Port of Melbourne Corporation and PostSuper Pty Ltd. He is the President of the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Previous Directorships have included Chairman of VicHealth, founding Chairman of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Deputy Chairman of the Australian Postal Corporation and Chairman of Evans & Peck Limited. He was a Cabinet Minister and Government Leader in the Victorian Upper House from 1992 to 1999.
Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1983.
Mark has been a director of the company since September 2014.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Ross Johnston was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2008, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience in the construction and services industries, both domestically and internationally.
Ross is the Chairman of the Aged Care Guild, an association of the eight largest Aged Care for profit providers in the industry. Prior to joining Regis, Ross held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Spotless Australian Services. Ross has also held senior executive positions at Lend Lease and Jennings.
Ross holds a Diploma of Building and a Diploma of Quantity Surveying, both from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ross has been managing director since September 2014.
Bryan Dorman has considerable experience both working in and growing enterprises across a broad range of industry sectors, including aged care, manufacturing, property development and investment and business services.
Bryan worked in and was a Partner of Melbourne accounting firm, Rees Partners, from 1977 until 2000. From its commencement in the early 1990s and until 2014 Bryan was the Chairman of Regis (Executive Chairman until 2008). As Chairman, he oversaw the management and growth of the company. Bryan was also the National President of the former aged care industry body, The Aged Care Association of Australia, from 2004 to 2012, during which time he was actively involved in the development of the industry and shaping its future.
Bryan has been a director of the company since July 2007.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Sylvia Falzon has extensive experience in the financial services industry with a career spanning more than 27 years. During that time she held senior executive positions responsible for funds management businesses both domestically and internationally which included roles as Head of Business Development at Aviva Investors Australia, an equity partner at Alpha Investment Management and Chief Manager International Sales & Service at AXA Investment Management (formerly National Mutual Funds Management).
Currently, Sylvia is a non-executive director of Perpetual Limited, SAI Global Limited, Museums Board of Victoria and Cabrini Health Limited.
Sylvia holds a Masters in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (Hons) from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Western Sydney. She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a graduate diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sylvia has been a director of the company since September 2014.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Trevor Gerber has extensive board experience spanning property, funds management, tourism, infrastructure and aquaculture. He currently holds directorships at Leighton Holdings, Tassal Group, Novion Property Group and is Chairman of Sydney Airport Limited.
Prior to becoming a professional director in 2000, Trevor was an executive at Westfield Holdings Limited for 14 years during which time he held numerous senior executive positions including Group Treasurer and Director of Funds Management responsible for the Westfield Trust and Westfield America Trust.
Trevor is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Trevor has been a director of the company since September 2014.
Ian Roberts has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector including 20 years in aged care. He currently holds non-executive directorships in several property and property services enterprises.
Prior to co-leading the Regis journey, Ian was involved in property development (subdivisional and commercial) in South East Queensland.
As a founding shareholder and Director (Executive Director prior to 2008) of Regis, Ian headed up the property division and oversaw the development and implementation of the strategy that resulted in the business growing in excess of 4,500 beds nationally.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Science (Surveying) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Ian has been a director of the company since July 2007.
General Manager- Operations Qld, NSW and NT
Michelle Baker joined Regis in 2009 in a project management role. Michelle has responsibility for more than half of Regis’ portfolio covering Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory. Michelle has over 20 years of operational, business development and management experience across the hospitality and facilities management sectors. Qualifications include business management and post graduate studies in HR management.
Company Secretary / General Counsel
Martin Bede is a lawyer with considerable experience in both private practice and in-house legal roles. Prior to joining Regis he acted as company secretary/legal counsel for both public and private companies in a variety of industries including Dairy Australia Limited and Victorian Rail Track Corporation. He was appointed Company Secretary of Regis Aged Care in April 2010.
General Manager – Quality Assurance / Compliance
Trish Fairman joined Regis Aged Care in 2001 and holds nearly 20 years experience in aged care services and clinical care management. Australian of the Year Nominee in 2009 for Services to Aged Care, Trish has worked at all levels for the company, including managing both Queensland and Victoria and overseeing an extensive building and redevelopment phase as head of National Major Projects. Trish commenced her current role as General Manager – Quality Assurance / Compliance in 2009.
General Manager, Property
Michael Horwood joined Regis Aged Care in July 2010 as General Manager – Property. Prior to this, Michael held various development and construction management positions with Lend Lease Primelife, Stockland, FKP and Tricare Limited. Michael has over 25 years experience in the property development and construction industry with over 15 years specialising in the retirement and aged care sector. Michael also holds a Bachelor of Construction Management and a Masters of Project Management from the University of Queensland and is a registered builder.
General Manager, Development
Darren Lynch has 24 years experience across a range of industries; primarily finance based given his Chartered Accountant background. Prior to joining Regis in 2011 as an employee Darren worked at Macquarie Group in various roles, the most recent being in the private equity group as asset manager for aged care assets that it managed, which included Regis. In addition to Executive Team responsibilities, Darren is responsible for all aspects of Regis’ acquisitions.
General Manager- Operations Vic, SA and WA
Phil Mackney joined Regis in 2009 as Operations Manager. Phil has responsibility for Victoria, South Australia & Western Australia. Phil has a medical background and extensive management experience. Prior to joining Regis, Phil held general management and operations management roles in the Australian Defence Force Queensland and hospitality and security sectors.
Chief Financial Officer
David Noonan was appointed to the role of CFO in August 2015 and brings over twenty years senior executive experience to Regis. Prior to joining Regis, David held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and also GM Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Murray Goulburn. David has also held senior finance roles at Fletcher Building, OneSteel, Smorgon Steel and Amcor.
David started his career at Price Waterhouse. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
General Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Services
Kirsty Nottle has over 20 years of experience in the services sector. She has held roles within the Spotless Group and Bureau Veritas, ranging from Corporate Development, Commercial Management, Business Development and Project Management. Projects have included acquisitions and integration, management of tender submissions and business development projects, business change projects and process improvement.
Chief Information Officer
David Thompson has in excess of 20 years of experience in Information Technology working initially as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting, Cap Gemini and Oakton. His consulting industry experience spans banking, mining, manufacturing, government and health sectors. His most recent role was managing IT and IT projects for a leading Victorian provider of residential and community aged care.
David holds qualifications in IT, accounting and business and has extensive knowledge relating to the application of information technologies to add business value.
As much as we are committed to running a strong and successful business, we are highly focused on delivering high standards of care for our care recipients. To do that, we rely on strong clinical leadership.
National Manager – Clinical and Care Services
Helen is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing post registration. She has over 18 years’ experience in Aged Care in a variety of management positions. Helen joined Regis in 2003 as Facility Manager and has since held positions as Regional Manager and Facility Manager. Following a short break, she returned to Regis initially as Commercial Project Manager and then as Quality and Compliance Manager before transitioning into her current role as National Manager- Clinical and Care Services.
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