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

Ms Maree Arnason
Board Chair

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 and a Co-Founder/Director of Energy Access Services, who operate a WA-focused digital wholesale gas trading platform. An active contributor to the not-for-profit sector for 25 years, Maree serves on CEDA’s WA State Advisory Council and is an AICD WA Division Councillor. She is the Chair of Juniper’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Dr Arthur Criddle

Arthur is a General Physician and Geriatrician with more than 30 years of experience in looking after people with acute and complex medical problems. He is involved in student training at Notre Dame University and in post graduate physician training. He worked as a Consultant Physician for many years in the Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, where he served as Head of Department and was a Clinical Services Unit Co-director for the hospital. He currently works at Hollywood Private Hospital. He is Chair of the Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

Rev David de Kock

David has Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration qualifications and worked in the banking and finance sectors before obtaining a Bachelor of Theology and serving as a Minister of the Word in South Africa and Australia. He was appointed as General Secretary of the WA Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia in 2016 and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David’s relationships with the Uniting Church and his practical grasp on contemporary governance makes his contribution to the Juniper Board particularly valuable. He is a member of the Finance and Property Development Committee and the Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

Karen Gullick

Presently Director of Clinical Services at Hollywood Private Hospital, Karen has more than 40 years’ experience in the health industry working in senior roles in both public and private hospitals and previously in the education sector. She is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Western Australia. Karen has a Master’s Degree in Nursing and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds Adjunct Associate Professorial positions with both Edith Cowan University and Curtin University of Technology. Karen is a member of the Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

Mr Barry Honey

An experienced board director, Barry is a Chartered Accountant whose roles have included chairing HBF Health, Bethanie Group and Bethanie Housing as well as Churches of Christ in WA. He was a board member with Plan B, HBF, Westcare and various committees of the Uniting Church in Australia and major not-for-profit sports associations. Formerly a partner in the Corporate Recovery Division of KPMG, Barry is presently a partner at chartered accountants Honey & Honey. Barry brings a high level of governance and financial analytical skills as well as expertise in the oversight of aged care undertakings in a ‘for-purpose’ environment.

Ms Mary-Ellen King

Mary-Ellen has 30 years’ experience in a range of senior management and governance roles, including more than 11 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 AICD. Currently working in a management consultancy, Mary-Ellen has served on a range of community boards and government advisory panels and has been a director with the Australia Council for the Arts and the Perth International Arts Festival. She is currently a Director of Lost and Found Opera. She is a member of the Care and Clinical Governance 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. She is a member of the Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

Mr Grant Robinson

Grant has a wealth of experience across a range of industries, including as a partner with KPMG in the Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting division with a particular focus in the health, ageing and human services sector. He also has relevant experience as a board member of numerous organisations including presently the North Metropolitan Health Service, Bethesda Health Care, Zoological Parks Authority, Perth Festival, and Netball WA. Grant’s skills in financial analysis, compliance, governance and risk management along with his sector experience are of great value to Juniper. He is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Finance and Property Development Committee.

Mr Chris Hall AM
Chief Executive Officer

Chris was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2018 and is an ex-officio member of the Board. He has held senior leadership and corporate governance positions for more than 30 years in the Australian not-for-profit sector and local government industry at national, state and local levels. He has worked in the community services, health, mental health, disability and aged care sectors. Chris has served on numerous advisory and consultative bodies and committees to federal, state and local governments and on the boards of various not-for-profit organisations. He has tertiary qualifications in business management, social work and the arts and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA, and 2009 Churchill Fellow.