Juniper Board

The Board of Juniper takes a progressive approach to its governance role.

The Board sets the strategic direction and overall policy framework within which Executive staff can manage effective operation of care services and related business activities.

Juniper Board

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 Ltd and a Co-Founder/Director of Energy Access Services, who operate a WA-focused wholesale gas trading platform.  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.  Maree 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.

Ms Penny Knight

Penny has worked as a Principal Consultant with KPMG London and PWC Hong Kong before returning to Perth to work with the State Treasury and establish a database business. She is currently the Managing Director of consulting firm, BaxterLawley, and the Research Manager of Curtin University's not-for-profit initiative. Penny's recent projects include the Disability Services Funded Sector Report, a review of costing and pricing for National Disability Services and an evaluation of the State Government’s reforms in regard to procurement from the Not-for-Profit sector.