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 a Board Member of Southern Cross Care for 10 years, and Deputy Chairman since 2013. He has played a key role in Southern Cross Care growing across the Residential Care, Retirement Living and Community sectors, and continuing to help every one of our residents and clients to be Better for life.

As 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 first joined Southern Cross Care’s Governance Committee in March 2014, became a Board Member in February 2016 and is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee.

He has worked in the aged care sector since 1991, including 12 years as CEO of an aged care organisation. Klaus 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 Workforce Committee and deputy Chairman of the Services Committee. He is currently the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

 

Jeremy Harris

Jeremy Harris

Jeremy is the Director of the CEO Institute of SA.

Jeremy's original career was within the tourism/travel industry in New Zealand, where he served for some years as Chairman of United Travel Holdings – New Zealand's largest retail travel consortium comprising 52 member companies with 124 offices throughout the country.

Jeremy moved to Australia in 1986 and commenced a career as an executive "headhunter" and management consultant, first with Hayes Consulting and then with the Clements Group, where he served for some years as General Manager before joining Speakman & Associates in 1995.

His original role with Speakman & Associates was as Group General Manager, responsible for the operations of Speakman and Select Staff activities.  To facilitate national expansion, Speakman & Associates merged with the international Select Appointments group in early 1998 with Jeremy taking the role of Executive Director of Speakman & Associates – later to become Tanner Menzies.

Before retirement from the industry at the end of 2007, Jeremy had executive responsibility for Tanner Menzies' operations in South Australia and New Zealand.

Jeremy’s interests are his family, sport of virtually any form and, of course, The CEO Institute’s professionalism and success in South Australia.

 

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 employed by the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Senior Visiting Medical Officer and is self-employed in private practice at College Grove Rehabilitation Hospital (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 the SCC in May 2010.

She is currently also Chair of our Community Foundation.

Michele commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse & 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 current 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 L J 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 still retains.

Philip is a director of the CB Richard Ellis operating entity in Australia and is on the state divisional council of the Property Council of Australia (PCA).  Philip also undertakes volunteer roles for Cancer Council of SA, St Vincent de Paul society, Renew Adelaide and Adelaide Hockey Club.

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 and Telstra.

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