The Board of Life Care has a diverse range of relevant expertise and understandings, including proven leadership and governance credentials. The Directors have strong commitment to Life Care’s Mission, Vision and Values. Their passion is to enhance its ongoing community impact through engagement, teamwork, and a strategic approach to innovation.
John Stock OAM
John was coopted to the Board of Life Care in May 2008, and has been its Chair since May 2009. He has a passionate commitment to the ongoing effectiveness of the Board, and of the organisation in partnership with management - through customer awareness, engagement, leadership, innovation and excellence.
Life Care apart, John has extensive background at executive levels within Government, including roles in human resource management, policy creation and strategic business development. As well, John has had differing roles as a Board Director over four decades in the business and charity sectors, including as Chair. John has worked as a CEO in the not for profit sector, and currently is a volunteer Ambassador for The Epilepsy Centre.
John has tertiary training in psychology, social science, and elements of business management through the University of Adelaide; and in leadership through the University of New South Wales.
Deputy Chair | Property Development Committe Chair
Greg was appointed to the Life Care Board in November 2013. Greg was a long term partner with the Adelaide partnership of law firm Minter Ellison. He became a partner in July 1992 and held various roles within the firm including Chairman, Chief Operating Partner and General Counsel. Greg left the Minter Ellison partnership in 2013, and is currently the Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner. In that role, he and his office now handle complaints against, and investigations into suspected "misconduct" by lawyers in South Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Allen joined Life Care in 2010 having previously served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Masonic Homes. Allen is a chartered accountant and holds an MBA (Deakin University); he has senior management experience across a number of industries.
Allen is leading the executive team to deliver exciting initiatives to ensure Life Care is among the most innovative providers of quality services to the ageing over the next decade and beyond.
Risk Management Committee Chair
Simon's career has predominantly focused on health management, with his current position being CEO of Benson Radiology. Previous positions include General Manager of Ashford Hospital, CEO of SA Heart and State Manager of Gribbles Pathology. Simon has served on a number of Boards in different sectors including Surf Life Saving SA, Australian Institute of Business and I Can Jump Puddles. His early career was as a physiotherapist and his interest in clinical issues continues particularly in the area of risk management.
Dr Gillian Caughey
Associate Professor Dr. Gillian Caughey was appointed to the board in April 2021. Gillian is a pharmacoepidemiologist with research interests in medicines safety and utilisation focused on the older population.
Gillian is the Principal Research Fellow at the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. Prior to this, she was Director of Research at Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide University).
Trevor was appointed to the Life Care Board in November 2018.
Trevor has had extensive project management and operations experience in a long career in the oil and gas industry, involved with SA-based companies. He brings experience in the areas of project-related risk management, strategic planning and Operations Management.
Alexandra joined the Board of Life Care in 2021. She is a registered organisational psychologist, management consultant and executive coach and leads the Organisational Psychology Consulting practice for Stillwell Management Consultants.
Alexandra is a member of a four-person panel of experts who answer readers’ work-related questions each week for News Ltd’s print and online publications. She is also a member of the Scotch College Wellbeing Advisory Committee. Alexandra has Bachelor degrees in Law, Arts and Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology and Human Factors, is a Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David Sanders is a partner in the Adelaide Assurance practice of Ernst & Young and is a qualified chartered accountant and registered company auditor. With over 25 years of auditing experience, David has had exposure to a wide range of industries and organisations ranging from small businesses to large corporates. David is proud to be an active member of the community, supporting a number of organisations in various roles. Some of David’s current roles include being President of Zoos SA, Board member of the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards in Australia, Chairman of the SA Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer of the Operations Flinders Foundation, Treasurer and Board member of the Believe Foundation, Treasurer of Prince Alfred College and Chairman of Moo Premium Foods Pty Ltd. David was also previously a director and deputy chairman of Eldercare for 11 years. David and his wife Dallas are currently developing their own wine brand ‘Sanders & Sons’ from grapes sourced from their vineyard in Eden Valley and otherwise are busy with their four young boys.
Finance & Audit Committee Chair
David joined the Life Care Board in September 2011.
In June 2021 David was appointed Chief Executive, Advisory of Capital Prudential Advisory Pty Ltd established in July 2019 specialising in banking, superannuation, health, aged care and government sectors as a corporate advisor on M&A and corporate and capital structure mandates.
Until May 2021 David was Chief Executive Officer for the Scott Group of Private Companies, founded by Mr. Allan Scott in 1952, a diversified privately owned investment group involved in the transport and logistics, media and property sectors. Prior to this David was Chief Financial Officer from June 2012 to January 2017 and led all Scott Group financial, commercial and operational activities as well as all business sale and asset divestment undertakings of the Group. David also has over 13 years’ experience directly within the accounting profession mainly in the areas of insolvency and tax accounting, and 15 years within the financial services sector. This includes funding and supporting Not for Profit and privately owned Retirement Village and Aged Care operators and developers.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, David benefits from extensive analytical, strategic planning, banking and finance, risk management and commercial skills and experiences.
Philip was appointed to the Board in November 2019. Previously he has been Director and State Manager of a SA based consulting engineering organisation, and has more recently been a Technical Director with two global organisations, working across Australia and New Zealand. Initially working for 16 years with DPTI, he has since worked from 1987 as a civil engineering consultant, holding senior management and executive positions from 1995 within the industry. Philip’s specific expertise lies with civil engineering design and the construction delivery of major infrastructure and siteworks projects. He has also been project engineer and manager for the development of numerous aged care sites for various organisations. He retired from permanent fulltime employment in May 2017.
Philip was also awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship to undertake additional studies in civil engineering in the UK during 1979 & 1980. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (IEAust) and Engineering Executive (EngExec). Philip has also served on a number of boards and committees for various community based organisations.