Board & Structure

Person-centred care is the cornerstone of all our quality care and services. Being person-centred means that our staff enable and empower each person’s physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellbeing.  This is supported by our Vision to provide a good life for all.

Whether you are considering retirement living, home care or residential aged care for yourself or a loved one, we offer a warm, friendly welcome and information to assist you in making the best possible decision, to support your individual situation.

Our Mission

To enhance the independence, spiritual fulfilment and enjoyment of life of older people through care, accommodation and support services.

Juniper Board

The Board of Juniper takes a progressive approach to its governance role by setting the strategic direction and overall policy framework within which Executive staff can manage effective operation of care services and related business activities. 

Mr Fred Boshart
Board Chair

Fred is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and a Registered Builder. He was appointed Chairperson in September 2014 and continues as a member of the Juniper Finance and Risk Management Committee. He provides advice to the Board on accounting, technical matters in relation to building and development and the Perth property market.

Mr Vaughan Harding
Chief Executive

Vaughan was appointed to the position of Chief Executive in 1992 and is an ex officio member of the Board. He holds formal qualifications in organisational development and industrial relations and has served on many industry boards and committees including three years as President of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)

Ms Maree Arnason
Juniper Building Assets and Infrastructure Committee.

An experienced director and senior executive Maree’s career has spanned 30 years in the resources, energy and manufacturing sectors. Maree is a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Sandfire Resources NL and MZI Resources and a Director of Energy Access Services, who operate a WA-focused gas trading platform.

As an active contributor to the not-for-profit sector for 25 years, Maree is a member of CEDA’s (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) WA State Advisory Council; a past National Director - Australia China Business Council and a serving member of their WA Executive Committee. She is a member of the Juniper Building Assets and Infrastructure Committee.

Dr Christopher Etherton-Beer
Juniper Client Care Committee

Professor, Geriatric Medicine and Geriatrician and Clinical Pharmacologist at Royal Perth, Swan Districts and Mercy Hospitals and Royal Perth Stroke Service, Chris has served on the Australian Drug Evaluation Panel, WA Medication Safety Group and RACP Specialist Advisory Committee in Geriatric Medicine. He is Chair of the Juniper Client Care Committee.

Mr Jeremy Hudson
Juniper Building Assets and Infrastructure Committee

Jeremy is a solicitor and has experience in tenders and proposals, construction management, building and insurance. He has acted on behalf of a number of charities in test cases before the State Administrative Tribunal concerning the issue of whether residential living units for elderly people constitute a charitable use of land. He is Chair of the Juniper Building Assets and Infrastructure Committee.

Mr (Frederick) John Jeffreys
Juniper Finance and Risk Management Committee

John lives in Bunbury and has formal qualifications and teaching experience in economics and statistics. He is the retired deputy principal of the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School. He and his wife Kerry are members of St. Augustine’s Uniting Church, Bunbury. He is a member of the Juniper Finance and Risk Management Committee.

Ms Mary-Ellen King
Juniper Client Care Committee

Mary-Ellen and has 30 years’ experience in a range of senior management and governance roles, including over seven years in executive roles with not-for-profit Aged and Community Services organisations. She has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Currently working in a management consultancy, Mary-Ellen has served on a range of community boards and government advisory panels and is a Director with the Australia Council for the Arts and the Perth International Arts Festival. She is a member of the Juniper Client Care Committee.