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 the effective operation of care services and related business activities.

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 Gold Road Resources Limited 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.

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 Clinical Care and 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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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, Finance and Property Development Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

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 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 the Chief Executive Officer in 2018 and is a member of the Juniper Board. He has held senior leadership and corporate governance positions for over thirty 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.

Sheryl Carmody

Executive Director Mission

Sheryl commenced with Juniper in 2019 in a newly created role as Executive Director Mission. She has tertiary qualifications in social work and theology and has four decades of working in faith-based organisations in the not-for-profit sector in Western Australia, with 23 of these years in an executive role. Sheryl has contributed to social policy and service provision in many sectors, including Aboriginal, youth, homelessness and social housing, mental health, refugee and asylum seekers and aged care. In recent years her leadership roles have specialised in organisational mission ethos, culture, values and ethical development.

Sheryl has considerable understanding of spirituality in an organisation’s life. She has extensive experience in progressing Aboriginal engagement, reconciliation and partnerships as well as a strong orientation to embracing diversity, creating an inclusive culture. Sheryl has a belief and commitment that all organisations need to address climate change and the environmental impact of their operations towards sustainability.

Eve Currie

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 Quality & Risk and Marketing & Communications teams and is responsible for business performance, organisational strategy, planning and reporting.

David Fisher

Executive Director Corporate Services

David commenced with Juniper in an executive role in 2007 and is now Executive Director Corporate Services. David is a highly innovative, results driven and achievement orientated Executive Manager.

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.

Bill McDonald

Executive Director Human Resources

Bill was appointed as the Executive Manager HR 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’ 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.

Yasmin Naglazas

Executive Director Operations

Yasmin assumed the role of Executive Director Operations on 24 February 2020, following her recent employment with Juniper leading its compliance and transformation program. She brings a high level of strategic management, proven leadership skill and the ability to lead large teams in times of great change and opportunity.

Yasmin has worked at an executive level in the aged care/health services sector since 1994, and most recently as the CEO in the private health sector. During her career, she has delivered a people-centric approach to strategic leadership including the development and implementation of plans to ensure the value of stakeholders is respected. In her past three executive roles with two large aged care groups and a private hospital, she has made a significant contribution to each organisations’ growth, future sustainability and reputation for superior care outcomes.

Yasmin is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor degree in Science (Nursing) from Curtin University and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and an Adjunct Lecturer at Edith Cowan University.

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