Board & Executive
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 the effective operation of care services and related business activities.
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 Gold Road Resources Limited and a Co-Founder/Director of Energy Access Services, who operate an independent Western Australian-focused digital wholesale gas trading platform. An active contributor to the not-for-profit sector for over 25 years, Maree serves on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) Corporate Governance Consultative Panel, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a WA Divisional Councillor. She is the Chair of Juniper’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Helen is a former KPMG Partner with extensive executive experience and has over 25 years experience as a Director and Chair on numerous organisations in the commercial, government and Not for Profit sectors. She is a Deputy Chairman of the Minerals Research Institute of WA, Councillor of the National Gallery of Australia, serves on the Australian Institute of Company Directors as a WA Divisional Councillor, a member of Australia Council’s Finance and Governance Panel for all its Multi Year Partnerships and Advisory Panel member for UWA’s Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law. Helen is a member of the Finance and Property Development Committee and of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Dr Arthur Criddle
Arthur is a retired General Physician and Geriatrician. He has had more than 30 years experience in the care of people with chronic complex medical conditions. 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 and has been a teacher and mentor to students and post graduates in healthcare. Arthur is the Chair of the Care and Clinical Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Rev David de Kock
David has Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration. He has 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 Chair of the Uniting Church Remote Area Ministry Working Group, representative member of UCA Redress Ltd and governance member of the Uniting Church National Safe Church Unit. David is a member of the Finance and Property Development Committee.
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 and a member of the Ramsay Healthcare and Genesis Health Board. 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.
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 Trustees Ltd, 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. Barry is the Chair of the Finance and Property Development Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
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. She has been a director with the Australia Council for the Arts and the Perth International Arts Festival and is currently a Director of Lost and Found Opera. Mary-Ellen is a member of the Care and Clinical Governance Committee.
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, Finance and Property Development Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
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 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 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 and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
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.
Executive Leadership Team
Juniper’s executive leadership team provides leadership and support to operational managers and oversees effective business systems to ensure Juniper delivers the best possible care and services to our residents and clients.
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.
Executive Director Planning and Strategy
Eve commenced with Juniper in November 2018 and was appointed to the role of Executive Director Planning and Strategy in August 2019. Eve has a Masters in Business Administration and over 20 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector in Aged Care, Health Care and Community services in middle management and executive roles.
Eve has extensive experience working with leadership teams and boards, facilitating strategic planning and organisational reviews. She has successfully led several significant organisational change management initiatives and is an effective team leader, motivator and communicator with skills in project management, business planning and process improvement. At Juniper, Eve oversees the Projects, Quality & Risk and Marketing & Communications teams and is responsible for business performance, organisational strategy, planning and reporting.
Executive Director Corporate Services
David commenced with Juniper in an executive role in 2007. He is a highly innovative, results driven and achievement orientated Executive Director.
With over 25 years of post-graduate experience in business, he has demonstrated a track record of success in small to large organisations across Property Management, Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Aged Care. His role focuses on Juniper’s commercial and strategic business objectives, by ensuring that operational executives and managers have the resources to deliver services to residents and clients and by providing strong commercial and financial leadership. He analyses the organisation’s business and information needs and develops systems, processes and procedures to meet those needs, all in a highly regulated environment with funding constraints and increasing demand for services.
David holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours), various other qualifications recognised by CPA Australia, and is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Executive Director Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement
Chris joined the Juniper team in August 2021. She holds current registration as both a nurse and a midwife with the Nurses and Midwives Board Australia. She has extensive post-graduate qualifications in leadership, business and clinical governance, together with quality management, including an MBA and completion of the Fellowship Programs of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and Leadership WA.
Chris has more than 20 years of experience working in the health care sector both in not for profit and for-profit organisations, leading teams within hospitals in both CEO and Director level positions.
Chris has a particular passion and interest in quality management together with advancing frameworks and practice in relation to care and clinical service delivery. She is deeply committed to ensuring service excellence, positive consumer experience and service sustainability. The position of Executive Director Governance and Quality Improvement overseas governance, infection control, quality and risk functions.
Executive Director People and Culture
Bill commenced with Juniper as an executive in 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, a Master’s Degree in Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation and a Master of Business Administration. With over 25 years of experience in all things worker-related, Bill’s strengths in the areas of people development, leadership and employee relations have helped Juniper’s workforce grow significantly. He has a hands-on leadership style that encourages communication and consultation at all levels.
Bill has been pivotal in driving cultural change that has led to a more engaged workforce. Through leading a team of HR professionals in areas such as learning and development, health and safety, employee relations, payroll and recruitment, Bill has helped to establish Juniper as an employer of choice in Western Australia.
Executive Director Community Business Development
Jo joined the Juniper team in August 2021. She has over twenty years of experience in community health across aged community care, disabilities and mental health having worked in several Australian states and in various national roles.
Jo recently managed the largest portfolio of aged care home services for a major not-for-profit home care provider, before moving to a national role. Jo has extensive experience in retirement living, affordable housing planning, service marketing and innovation, together with business development, including mergers and acquisitions and business transformation and growth. She has an outstanding record of leading teams to achieve full compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards. Jo is a member of the WA Divisional Council of ACSA and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration.
The position of Executive Director Community Business Development oversees Juniper’s home care, independent living units, serviced units, affordable housing, sales and marketing, and consumer engagement areas.