Our Leaders

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

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


DR LINDA MELLORS

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

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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.


SYLVIA FALZON

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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

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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

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

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.


EXECUTIVES

MARTIN BEDE

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.


FILOMENA CIAVARELLA

Filomena Ciavarella

Executive General Manager Strategy, Quality and Improvement

Filomena commenced with Regis in August 2020.

Filomena has over 20 years’ experience in the health sector, working in various executive management and senior leadership roles, most recently as Executive Director, Strategy, Quality and Improvement at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of clinical governance, strategic management, quality management, risk management and improvement frameworks within various health services, including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Monash Health, Austin Health and Mercy Health.


PAUL COHEN

Executive General Manager Operations – VIC, SA, WA, TAS
Paul has an impressive background spanning operations management, capital programs, IT, health information, strategy and finance. Paul has worked in health, aged care, tertiary education and finance sectors and has extensive Executive experience. He is well known for his inclusive and collaborative style and for his consumer-centred approach to care services.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Politics and Government), London and is a past member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).


Adjunct Professor Gaylene Coulton

Executive General Manager Operations – QLD, NSW, NT
Gaylene has over nineteen years’ experience in executive roles across the health sector, working in various
executive management and senior leadership roles. For more than ten years, Gaylene has been a chief
executive in the primary care sector, leading a Primary Health Network, a Medicare Local and a Division of
General Practice in Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane respectively. In these roles, she has been responsible
for providing strategic planning and business development, corporate and clinical governance, advocacy for
primary care and vulnerable populations, and the implementation of innovative programs in areas such as
mental health, aged care and multidisciplinary modes of care.

Gaylene has a deep understanding of the health sector and extensive experience in complex regulatory and
contract environments. Gaylene has managed residential aged care, retirement villages and community
health services in her earlier career and is passionate about meeting the needs and preferences of Older
People.

Prior to Gaylene’s management career, she was a Registered Nurse with specialist experience in palliative
care. Gaylene holds a Master of Nursing Leadership, is an Adjunct Professor at University of Canberra, Faculty
of Health, and is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course.


GREGG FUNSTON

Executive General Manager Support Services

Gregg joined Regis in 2010 as a Facility Manager, he then progressed to Regional Manager, Operations Manager and in 2018 was appointed to the role of National Manager Operations Support.


MAX GIRARD

Chief Information Officer & General Manager Projects

Max joined Regis in 2017 to lead the National Program Office and was appointed to the Executive Team as Chief Information Officer & GM – Projects in 2019. He has responsibility for providing strategic leadership in the delivery of Information Technology, systems and tools that support the goals of the organisation, employees and our residents and clients. Max also leads the major projects function, enabling the effective and successful delivery of business change projects and initiatives.

Max’s priorities are focused on delivering a reliable and trusted technology service, while driving forward our business and technology transformation. Max is also focussed on Regis’ opportunity to reach its true potential as innovator in Aged Care, Home Care and Retirement Living through the adoption of emerging technology and capabilities.

Max has significant international IT and business leadership experience across diverse and highly regulated industries including Aviation, Financial Services, Social Housing and Aged Care.


Dawn Griffiths

Acting Executive General Manager People and Culture

Dawn joined Regis 2017 as National Manager of Organisational Development & Learning, and transitioned to her current acting role in March 2020. Dawn has over 20 years of global Human Resource experience gained in London, New York and Melbourne through a number of senior roles within Marsh; McLennan Companies, Carlton; United Breweries, Asahi Beverages, and National Association of Women in Operations.


MICHAEL HORWOOD

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.


MELISSA MCDONALD

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.


RICK ROSTOLIS

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.

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