Chief Executive Officer (Commenced 2021), B. Social Work, B. Arts, Grad Cert Management
Jenny was appointed to the position of CEO in June 2021. She is an experienced Executive, with a demonstrated history of working in government and not-for-profit organisations across the aged care, community and health sectors. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience across these industries, and was previously the Executive Manager of Residential Services at Helping Hand and Chief Operating Officer at Neami National. Jenny has strong skills in strategic planning, risk management, quality, clinical governance and change management. She brings with her a sound commercial focus, balanced with a strong values-based and principles-led leadership philosophy.
Executive Manager Property and Housing (Commenced 2019), Post Grad Dip Housing Management and Policy
Ben commenced his role overseeing Property and Housing at UnitingSA in December 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience in the community services sector and was previously Head of Housing at Anglicare. Ben holds an essential role in growing UnitingSA Housing’s portfolio as well as leading our major property and aged care developments.
Executive Manager Community Services (Commenced 2021), B. Health Sci, M Pub Health
Dan has more than 20 years’ experience in the community services sector. This includes work in disability services, primary care, aged care, mental health and child and family services. Dan has held executive roles in a variety of government and non-government organisations, including running a successful human services consulting practice for almost a decade. Most recently, Dan played a key role as an executive on the Aged Care Royal Commission.
Executive Manager Aged Care (Commenced 2021), B. Nursing, MBA
Marilyn commenced with UnitingSA in October 2021 and holds demonstrated performance within both the aged care and acute sector environments, underpinned by increasingly complex regulatory and quality systems. Marilyn specialises in operational turn-around and leadership capacity building, and has a proven track record of leading improvement planning, quality assurance, risk management, system implementation, change management and achieving positive consumer outcomes.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Commenced 2022) B.Com (Accounting), FCA
Stephen was appointed to the role of CFO and Company Secretary in January 2022. Stephen is a seasoned executive and brings leadership experience from a number of industries, including aged care, elite sport, financial services and rail, together with experience as a Board member in not-for-profit and community settings. His focus is on developing great businesses, great people and high performing teams by leveraging his skills in financial management, strategy, change management and leadership. Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, brings a strong social conscience and is passionate about working for an organisation that provides people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate and flourish.
Chief People and Quality Officer (commenced 2022) GAICD, CAHRI
Jacki commenced in the role of Chief People and Quality Officer in May 2022. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in Organisational Development, HR, Learning & Development, Change Management, WHS, Governance and Business Improvement across local and state government, and private sectors. Jacki specialises in leadership and personal development, employee attraction and engagement, organisational culture and values, workplace diversity and performance improvement. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds Certificate Membership with the Australian HR Institute together with accreditations in facilitation and executive coaching. Jacki holds a critical role in leading, innovating and managing UnitingSA’s People and Great Client Experience portfolios to ensure a future-ready workforce and positive client experiences.