Meet Our Board Members

Our Board members serve from their respective and relevant professional backgrounds including, accounting, geriatrics, pharmaceutical, law, human resources, property development and real estate and they each have significant experience in overseeing aged care, retirement living and home support services. All are active members of their communities, holding prominent key positions in their fields of expertise and interest. 

David Martin

David Martin

Chairman of Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc

David Martin has been appointed Chairman of the Board, effective Tuesday 3 December 2019.

David has been Chairman since 2019, replacing long-time Chairman Brendan Bowler after serving as Deputy Chairman since 2013. David plays a key role in driving the growth of Southern Cross Care across the Residential Care, Retirement Living and Community sectors, and is passionate about supporting our residents and clients to be Better for life.

As former Managing Partner for Finlaysons, one of Adelaide’s oldest and largest legal firms, David brings a wealth of experience in commercial, property and development law to the role of Chairman.

 

Klaus Zimmermann AM

Klaus Zimmermann AM

Deputy Chairman of Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc

Klaus Zimmermann has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Board, effective Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Klaus became a Board Member in February 2016, became Deputy Chairman of the Board in December 2019, and is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee.

Klaus has worked in the aged care sector since 1991, including 12 years as CEO of an aged care organisation. He also brings significant expertise from many years in senior executive position in management and finance.

Grant Kardachi

Grant Kardachi

Grant was formerly a community pharmacist owner but now remains accredited to conduct Medication Management reviews both in Aged Care facilities and the community.

He has presented many papers on Pharmaceutical Care and Medication Management at conferences around Australia, and has been a member of several advisory groups involved in the implementation of medication management.

In addition to his role as a Board Member of Southern Cross Care, Grant is also chairman of the People & Culture Committee and deputy Chairman of the Services Committee.

 

Dr Mandy Callary, B.M. B. S. FRACP Master Of Gerontology, Consultant Physician In Geriatric Medicine

Dr Mandy Callary, B.M. B. S. FRACP Master Of Gerontology, Consultant Physician In Geriatric Medicine

Dr Mandy Callary is self-employed in private practice, practicing in Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine.  She is also a visiting Geriatrician to Residential Care Facilities.

Mandy graduated as "Dux" from Daws Rd High School in 1979 and is a Medical Graduate of Flinders University of South Australia (1986).

She holds a Higher Degree in Gerontology obtained from the University of South Australia in 1996 and a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Physicians (specialising in Geriatric Medicine), obtained in 2001.

Special clinical interests include the assessment, investigation and management of delirium, transitional care, and management of the aged care/acute care interface.

Mandy is married to Dr John Callary, Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, and is the mother of four children.

 

Michele McCormack

Michele McCormack

Michele joined the Board of Southern Cross Care in May 2010.

She is currently also Chair of our Community Foundation.

Michele commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and worked with them for a number of years.  She then spent 22 years in the Adelaide office of Moore Stephens, Chartered Accountants, advising to small business in the area of tax & accounting.  She served on several boards including Louise Place and the Catholic Development Fund.

Michele is married to John Lampard and they have two daughters, Bridget and Annabel. Michele has been involved with fundraising at the girls’ schools and is past President of Walford PTA and former treasurer of the Walford Rowing Committee. She enjoys walking, reading, travel and spending time at the holiday house on the Murray.

 

Michaela Webster

Michaela Webster

Michaela joined the Board of Southern Cross Care in 2018.

She has substantial experience in senior management roles within large Australian businesses including Peregrine Corporation where she worked for 12 years, and roles with Westfield in Sydney and the United Kingdom.

Michaela brings to the Board significant capabilities in marketing, brand management, business development and strategy. Furthermore Michaela understands the challenges and rewards of the aged care sector, with her family owning nursing homes in her earlier years.

 

Philip Rundle

Philip Rundle

Philip Rundle joined the Board of Southern Cross Care in 2002.

Starting with a career in the hotel broking business under the tutelage of his father and uncle, Philip later joined LJ Hooker Commercial, specialising in industrial property sales and investment sales. In the late 1980s he commenced work with Colliers International and undertook many roles including that of company auctioneer.

In 1995, Philip started his own commercial real estate company in Adelaide, Burgess Rawson.  After building that business to a staff of 15 and selling in 2004, Philip was appointed managing director of CB Richard Ellis in Adelaide, a role he held for 12 years.

Philip has undertaken volunteer roles for Cancer Council of SA, St Vincent de Paul society, Renew Adelaide, Adelaide Hockey Club and the Hutt Street Centre Foundation.

Philip is married to Celeste and has four children Benjamin, Charles, Lucy and Eliza. In his time off he enjoys hockey and water skiing.

 

Brian Hillier

Brian Hillier

Brian has been an external member of Southern Cross Care’s Governance Committee since March 2018 and joined the Board in November 2019.

He brings to the Board significant experience in Information and Communications Technology from his time in senior executive roles at IBM, Optus, Telstra and now at Datacom Systems (Au) Pty Ltd.

In the constant proliferation of technology and the cyber security needed to go with it, the Board sees Brian’s skills as an essential facet needed to assist the Governance of Southern Cross Care. 

Elizabeth Compton

Elizabeth Compton

Elizabeth has been an external member of Southern Cross Care’s People & Culture Committee since September 2020 and joined the Board in November 2020.

Elizabeth has extensive experience as a senior executive of large Australian bodies including LanguageLoop where she is currently CEO, VicTrack, Financial Ombudsman Service and the Environment Protection Authority. Elizabeth also has 8 years international experience working in sectors including financial services and automotive in strategy, marketing/communications and training and development roles in London, New York and Amsterdam. 

She brings to the Board strong capabilities in strategic leadership, service and digital transformation, operational leadership, driving growth, improving customer experience and managing a significant workforce.

Elizabeth spent her younger years visiting the nursing home built and operated by her grandparents where she spent a lot of time talking with residents and developed a natural understanding of what it means to provide the best possible care to older adults.