Our Leaders

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.


Graham Hodges Profile

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed to the Board in August 2017, Graham has more than 35 years international experience in the financial services industry. He commenced his career in Commonwealth Treasury, Canberra where he worked for approximately 10 years before being seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington for several years.

For the past 27 years Graham has built an executive career at the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited. Since 2009 Graham has been the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ANZ Banking Group Ltd. Graham is currently a director of AmBank, with previous directorships including Chairman of ANZ SAM Board (Special Assets Management), Esanda, ANZ Wealth and the Government’s Aged Care Financing Authority.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from Monash University


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Linda Mellors was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in September 2019, bringing with her over 15 years Executive experience in health and aged care.

Prior to joining Regis, Linda was Chief Executive- Health Services and Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Health where she led acute, sub-acute, residential aged care, home care, retirement living, mental health and palliative care services. Linda was also the Co-Chair of the Victorian metropolitan Chief Executive Group.

Linda is currently a Board Director of Mackillop Family Services. She was the chair of the North Eastern Metropolitan Integrated Care Services, Co-Chair of the Victorian metropolitan health service Chief Executive Group, Board Member of the Parent Infant Research Institute and Board Director of the South West Melbourne Medicare Local.

Linda has a PhD in cardiac physiology, Bachelor of Science with first class Honours, Bachelor of Arts and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Bryan Dorman_2337

Non-Executive Director

Bryan was a director of the Company on listing on 7 October 2014. Prior to listing, Bryan had been a director of Fairway Investment Holdings Pty Ltd since May 2007.
Bryan has considerable experience working in and growing enterprises across a broad range of industry sectors, including residential aged care, manufacturing, property development asset investment and business services.

Bryan was a partner in Melbourne accounting firm, Rees Partners, from 1977 until 2000 and is a qualified accountant.
Bryan is a founding director and shareholder of Regis. From its commencement in the early 1990s until 2014, Bryan was the Chairman of Regis (and Executive Chairman until 2008) – during which time 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, and was actively involved in the development of the industry and shaping its future.


Sylcia Falzon2310

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in September 2014, Sylvia brings to Regis valuable experience in the areas of business development, marketing, brand management, customer service, risk & compliance together with remuneration and people strategies.

Sylvia has held senior executive positions within the financial services industry over a 30-year career. Through her executive and non executive career, she has gained extensive experience working in large consumer-facing and highly regulated businesses within the financial services, healthcare, retail and aged care sectors.

Currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Premier Investments Limited and Suncorp Group Limited. Sylvia is also Chairman of Cabrini Australia, a large not for profit health, technology and outreach organisation.

Sylvia holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Sydney.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors


Ian Roberts_2343

Non-Executive Director

Ian was a director of the Company on listing on 7 October 2014. Prior to listing, Ian had been a director of Fairway Investment Holdings Pty Ltd since May 2007.Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector including 20 years in residential aged care.

Prior to co-leading the Regis journey, Ian was involved in property development (sub divisional and commercial) in South East Queensland. As a founding shareholder and Director of Regis (Executive Director prior to 2008), Ian headed up the property division with oversight of the development and implementation of
the strategy that saw the business grow to in excess of 4,500 beds nationally.

Ian is currently non-executive director of several property and property services enterprises.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science (Surveying) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


Christine Bennett Regis Aged Care

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in March 2018, Christine is a specialist paediatrician with over 30 years’ health industry experience in clinical care, strategic planning, executive management, teaching and research. She is Dean of the University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine in Sydney.

Prior to this she has been CEO of Westmead Hospital, a partner in the KPMG Health and Life Sciences practice, a Group Executive and Chief Medical Officer at both MBF Limited and Bupa Australia, Chair of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and non-executive director of Capital Markets CRC Limited. Christine was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her distinguished service to medicine and health care leadership. Christine is currently on the board of the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre and Convenor of the Male Champions of Change Health Group.

Christine holds a Master of Paediatrics from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Matthew Quinn Regis Aged Care

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in March 2018, Matthew had a track record of strategy development, delivering financial results and driving operational efficiency as a senior real estate and property development executive. This together with his deep understanding of strategic M&A, capital markets and regulatory environments enables him to make a significant contribution to the Board.
Matthew was Managing Director of Stockland for 13 years and is currently a non-executive director of CSR Limited, and Chairman of Class Limited.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Management (1st Class Honours) from Imperial College London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.



Michelle Baker Regis Aged Care

Executive General Manager – Operations Qld, NSW and NT

Michelle joined Regis in 2009 in a project management role and in her current position has responsibility for more than half of Regis’ portfolio. Michelle has over 20 years of operational, business development and management experience across the hospitality and facilities management sectors. Michelle’s qualifications include business management and post graduate studies in HR management.


Martin Bede Regis Aged Care

Company Secretary / General Counsel

Martin 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 in April 2010.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.


Trish Fairman 2017

Executive General Manager – Quality and Compliance

Trish 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 and Compliance in 2009.


Chief Financial Officer

Rick Rostolis was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in March 2020. Rick has over 10 years’ experience in ASX listed companies as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to listing, Rick was the Chief Financial Officer with Pro-Pac Packaging Limited. Rick is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business, Accountancy degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


Executive General Manager – Clinical and Care Practice

Melissa McDonald was appointed as Executive General Manager Clinical and Care Practice in March 2020. Melissa has over 30 years’ experience across clinical, management and executive levels and has worked in private and public hospitals and health services. Melissa has extensive knowledge of contemporary nursing practice and standards and, importantly, has led infection control standards and consumer partnerships in health services. Along with a Bachelor degree in Health Science and being a Registered Nurse, Melissa holds a Master in Enterprise and Professional Certificate in Health Service Management, both from the University of Melbourne. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.


Michael Horwood Regis Aged Care

Executive General Manager- Property

Michael has over 25 years experience in the construction and property development industry, including 15 years in residential aged care and retirement living. Michael joined Regis in July 2010 as General Manager- Property. In addition to executive team responsibilities, he heads up the property division where he is responsible for executing the growth strategy through land acquisition and property development. Michael also oversees all property aspects of facilities management across the portfolio. Previously, Michael has held senior positions in Lend Lease Primelife, Stockland, FKP and Tricare.

Michael holds a Masters of Project Management and a Bachelor of Construction Management from the Queensland University of Technology and is a registered builder. Michael is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Lee Jeffery 2017

Executive General Manager- People & Culture

Lee joined Regis 2011 to lead the Organisational Development & Learning function, and transitioned to her current role in August 2016. Lee has 25 years of operational and Human Resource experience gained through a number of senior roles within the Spotless Group and previously as a business consultant. Commencing her career with a Bachelor of Education, Lee has since led numerous major projects across the Hospitality and Managed Services sectors and within the WHS business function.


Darren Lynch Regis Aged Care

Chief Commercial Officer

Darren has 24 years’ experience across a range of industries; primarily finance based given his Chartered Accountant background. Prior to joining Regis in 2010 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 many of the growth initiatives within Regis including property, acquisitions (land and businesses), mobilisation of greenfield developments and integration of acquired businesses.  Darren is also actively involved in aged care policy matters.

In addition to being a Chartered Accountant, Darren holds an MBA (Exec) from UNSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy (UniSA), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and is a member of FINSIA.



Kirsty Nottle Regis Aged Care

Executive General Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Services

Kirsty 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.

Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (now part of the FINSIA).