Life Care’s Directors have diverse backgrounds, bringing a broad range of skills and knowledge to the organisation. Life Care is served by the combined experience, expertise and commitment of its Board of Directors with sound governance and strategic planning a major focus and commitment of the Life Care Board.
John Stock OAM
John was coopted to the Board of Life Care in May 2008, and has been its Chair since May 2009. He has a passionate commitment to the ongoing effectiveness of the Board, and of the organisation in partnership with management - through customer awareness, engagement, leadership, innovation and excellence.
Prior to joining the Board of Life Care, John had an extensive background at executive levels within Government, including roles in human resource management, policy creation and strategic business development. As well, John had differing roles as a Board Director over three decades in the business and charity sectors, including as Chair. John has worked as a CEO in the not for profit sector, and currently is a volunteer Ambassador for The Epilepsy Centre.
John has tertiary training in psychology, social science, and elements of business management through the University of Adelaide; and in leadership through the University of New South Wales.
Deputy Chair | Property Development Committe Chair
Greg was appointed to the Life Care Board in November 2013. Greg was a long term partner with the Adelaide partnership of law firm Minter Ellison. He became a partner in July 1992 and held various roles within the firm including Chairman, Chief Operating Partner and General Counsel. Greg left the Minter Ellison partnership in 2013, and is currently the Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner. In that role, he and his office now handle complaints against, and investigations into suspected "misconduct" by lawyers in South Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Allen joined Life Care in 2010 having previously served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Masonic Homes. Allen is a chartered accountant and holds an MBA (Deakin University); he has senior management experience across a number of industries.
Allen is leading the executive team to deliver exciting initiatives to ensure Life Care is among the most innovative providers of quality services to the ageing over the next decade and beyond.
Risk Management Committee Chair
Simon's career has predominantly focused on health management, with his current position being CEO of Benson Radiology. Previous positions include General Manager of Ashford Hospital, CEO of SA Heart and State Manager of Gribbles Pathology. Simon has served on a number of Boards in different sectors including Surf Life Saving SA, Australian Institute of Business and I Can Jump Puddles. His early career was as a physiotherapist and his interest in clinical issues continues particularly in the area of risk management.
Dr Gillian Caughey
Associate Professor Dr. Gillian Caughey was appointed to the board in April 2021. Gillian is a pharmacoepidemiologist with research interests in medicines safety and utilisation focused on the older population.
Gillian is the Principal Research Fellow at the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. Prior to this, she was Director of Research at Clinical Pharmacology, Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide University).
Trevor was appointed to the Life Care Board in November 2018.
Trevor has had extensive project management and operations experience in a long career in the oil and gas industry, involved with SA-based companies. He brings experience in the areas of project-related risk management, strategic planning and Operations Management.
Allan was appointed to the Board in February 2020 and he brings more than 25 years’ experience in aged care, having previously worked as Assistant State Manager and Acting State Manager for the Department for Health and Ageing. Mr Quire joined Life Care as Director of Strategy in 2016 before retiring in 2020.
Allan brings a strong understanding of consumer-directed care reforms, and his knowledge, understanding and passion for aged care is a strong asset to the Board.
Alexandra joined the Board of Life Care in 2021. She is a registered organisational psychologist, management consultant and executive coach and leads the Organisational Psychology Consulting practice for Stillwell Management Consultants.
Alexandra is a member of a four-person panel of experts who answer readers’ work-related questions each week for News Ltd’s print and online publications. She is also a member of the Scotch College Wellbeing Advisory Committee. Alexandra has Bachelor degrees in Law, Arts and Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology and Human Factors, is a Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists, a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David Sanders is a partner in the Adelaide Assurance practice of Ernst & Young and is a qualified chartered accountant and registered company auditor. With over 25 years of auditing experience, David has had exposure to a wide range of industries and organisations ranging from small businesses to large corporates. David is proud to be an active member of the community, supporting a number of organisations in various roles. Some of David’s current roles include being President of Zoos SA, Board member of the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards in Australia, Chairman of the SA Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer of the Operations Flinders Foundation, Treasurer and Board member of the Believe Foundation, Treasurer of Prince Alfred College and Chairman of Moo Premium Foods Pty Ltd. David was also previously a director and deputy chairman of Eldercare for 11 years. David and his wife Dallas are currently developing their own wine brand ‘Sanders & Sons’ from grapes sourced from their vineyard in Eden Valley and otherwise are busy with their four young boys.
Finance & Audit Committee Chair
David joined the Life Care Board in September 2011. He is Chief Financial Officer for the Scott Group of Private Companies that is a leading industry player in the transport, logistics and fuel distribution sectors. David has over 13 years’ experience directly within the accounting profession mainly in the areas of insolvency and tax accounting, and 15 years within the financial services sector. This includes funding and supporting Not for Profit and privately owned Retirement Village and Aged Care operators and developers. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, David benefits from extensive analytical, strategic planning, banking and finance, risk management and commercial skills and experiences.
Philip was appointed to the Board in November 2019. Previously he has been Director and State Manager of a SA based consulting engineering organisation, and has more recently been a Technical Director with two global organisations, working across Australia and New Zealand. Initially working for 16 years with DPTI, he has since worked from 1987 as a civil engineering consultant, holding senior management and executive positions from 1995 within the industry. Philip’s specific expertise lies with civil engineering design and the construction delivery of major infrastructure and siteworks projects. He has also been project engineer and manager for the development of numerous aged care sites for various organisations. He retired from permanent fulltime employment in May 2017.
Philip was also awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship to undertake additional studies in civil engineering in the UK during 1979 & 1980. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (IEAust) and Engineering Executive (EngExec). Philip has also served on a number of boards and committees for various community based organisations.