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

BA, FAICD
Independant Board Chair

An experienced director and senior executive, Maree’s career has spanned 30 years in the resources, energy anmanufacturing sectors. Maree is a Non Executive Director of ASX listed Gold Road Resources Limited, a Non Executive Director of Trigg Mining Limited and a Co Founder/Director of Energy Access Services, who operate an independent W estern A ustralian focused digital wholesale gas trading platform Maree has experience in the start up, commercialisation and innovation space and was recognised as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018. An active contributor to the not for profit sector for 25 years, Maree serves on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (Corporate Governance Consultative Panel, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (and is an AICD WA Division al Councillor Maree is the Chair of the Juniper Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

 

Helen Cook

BSc UWA, Grad Diploma Applied Finance FINSIA, CPA (Honorary), Member CEW, FAICD
Independent Board Member

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, WA Divisional Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, 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 Juniper Finance and Property Development Committee and of the Juniper Audit and Risk Committee.

Dr Arthur Criddle

MBBS, FRACP
Independent Board Member

Arthur is a retired Physician in geriatric and general medicine. He was formerly head of the Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia. He has served as a policy advisor to the WA State Health Department in aged care. His clinical practice focused on acute care and rehabilitation of the elderly. Arthur is Chair of the Juniper Care and Clinical Governance Committee and a member of the Juniper Audit and Risk Committee

Rev David de Kock

Bcom, MBA, BTh, GAICD
Independent Board Member

David is the Principals’ Chaplain for YouthCARE (Churches Commission on Education) in the Eastern Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions providing independent support to 96 Principals and Deputy Principals in Western Australia. He is also a Member of the Governance Committee of the National Safe Church Unit of the Uniting Church in Australia. He recently retired as the General Secretary of the Uniting Church in Western Australia. David is an ordained minister and has served the church in this role in Southern Africa and Australia. David is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course. David is a member of the Juniper Finance and Property Development Committee.

Karen Gullick

MSc(Nsg), RN, FACHSM, GAICD
Independent Board Member

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, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Council member, WA Branch ACHSM. She holds Adjunct Associate Professorial positions with both Edith Cowan University and Curtin University of Technology. Karen is a member of the Juniper Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

Barry Honey

BBus, FCA
Independent Board Member

An experienced board director, Barry is a Chartered Accountant whose roles have included chairing HBF Health Limited, The Bethanie Group Inc and Bethanie Housing Ltd and Churches of Christ in WA. He was a board member with Plan B Group Holdings Limited, Plan B Trustees Ltd, HBF Insurance Pty Ltd, Westcare Incorporated and major not for profit sports associations Barry sits on various committees of the Uniting Church in Australia, the board of The Finance Brokers Association of Australia Limited and is a Governor of the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation. 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 Juniper Finance and Property Development Committee and a member of the Juniper Audit and Risk Committee.

Mary-Ellen King

MBA, GAICD
Independent Board Member

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 a Director of Lost and Found Opera. Mary Ellen is a member of the Juniper Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

Penny Knight

Bcom, MBA, GAICD
Independent Board Member

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 has over 25 years’ experience in organisation analysis and strategic planning and is the Managing Director of consulting firm, BaxterLawley. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, where she is also undertaking Phd studies in governance and reporting. She has 15 years’ experience as a board director and serves on the board of Trinity Residential College. Penny is a member of the Juniper Care and Clinical Governance Committee, Juniper Finance and Property Development Committee and the Juniper Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Grant Robinson

B.Com UWA, FCA, FAICD
Independent Board Member

Grant is the Assistant Auditor General Financial Audit at the Office of the Auditor General in Western Australia. 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 is a board director of Bethesda Health Care and has relevant experience as a previous board member of numerous organisations including the North Metropolitan Health Service, Zoological Parks Authority and Netball WA. Grant’s skills include financial analysis, compliance, governance, and risk management along with his sector experience. Grant is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Juniper Finance and Property Development Committee and the Juniper Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Chris Hall AM

BA(Psych), BSW, GradDipBus, FAIM, FIPAAWA, CF, GAICD
Ex-officio Board Member and 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. Chris is a member of the Juniper Finance and Property Development Committee
and Juniper Care and Clinical Governance Committee.

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

BA(Psych), BSW, GradDipBus, FAIM, FIPAAWA, CF, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer

Chris was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. 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.

Eve Currie

MBA
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 is responsible for business performance, organisational strategy, planning and reporting.

David Fisher

BCompt(Hons), CPA(SA), GIA(Cert), MAICD
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.

Bill McDonald

BBus, MBA, MWIM & OR
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.

Daniel Norgard

MBA, GIA Cert
Executive Director Residential

In October 2021, Dan joined Juniper as Executive Director Residential. With a focus on sustainability and meaningful reform, Dan is committed to comprehensive quality care provision whilst improving resident, family, staff and volunteer experience.

In addition to extensive health, aged and community care sector experience, Dan has held multiple senior leadership roles with highly regarded, purpose driven national organisations where he has proven his ability to lead and improve complex business, service delivery and clinical operations.

The skills and experience Dan has in areas such as performance improvement, business intelligence and analytics, operational excellence, change management, growth and transformation of businesses are well-suited to Juniper and residential care settings.

His professional qualifications include a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Australia as well as certifications in strategy, leadership, governance, risk management, and process improvement.

The position of Executive Director Residential oversees Juniper’s residential aged care services.

Philippa Wharton

RN, MBL
Executive Director Governance and Quality Improvement

Philippa has been employed with Juniper since 2016 and was appointed as Executive Director Governance and Quality Improvement in October 2021.

Philippa is a registered nurse and has a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, Executive Certificate in Health Management, Certificate in Gerontological Nursing, and a Master of Business Leadership.

The position of Executive Director Governance and Quality Improvement is responsible for leading and directing clinical and operational governance, infection control, compliance, quality and risk for all Juniper services, in order to promote and safeguard high standards in resident and client care.

Jo Wilkinson

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.

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