Our Board
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall Corporate Governance of Carrington, including its strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of these goals.

The Board meets monthly.

The Board comprises of seven independent non-executive directors including the Chairperson. The Chairperson is elected by the Board of Directors.

Key Corporate Governance matters:
  • Overview of the Board’s responsibilities
  • Board Structure and Composition
  • Independence
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Relationships between the Board and Management
  • Powers retained by the Board
  • Board Meeting procedures
Board of Directors (2019)
  • Alek Jankowski – Chairperson
  • Bruce Hanrahan – Deputy Chair
  • Graham Pascoe
  • Deborah Parker
  • Teresa Harm
  • Karen Kavanagh
  • Raad Richards – Chief Executive & Company Secretary

Carrington Board Profiles


Appointed Chairman 2018 (Deputy Chair since Nov. 2012) and Non-Executive Director

Alek Jankowski, Appointed 2000

  • Committee Member of the Finance Resources and Infrastructure Committee
  • Committee Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee

Alek Jankowski was Group General Manager of several businesses in the Asia Pacific region for a major multi-national company. Originally trained as an Electrical Engineer he also gained post-graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management. His career has included senior executive roles with several international businesses. He is a long time resident of Camden and has served the community as a member of the Sydney Water Customer Council and through Rotary International at both club and district level.


Deputy Chair ( Past Chairman Nov. 2012 – Nov 2018) and Non-Executive Director

Bruce Hanrahan AM, Appointed 2003

  • Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Member of the Finance Resources and Infrastructure Committee

Bruce Hanrahan is the principal solicitor in a local firm. He has extensive involvement in the local community including Chairman of the Macarthur Business Enterprise Centre, Chairman of St. Gregory’s Foundation, Director of Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation and in 2001 was awarded an AM for his service to the Macarthur region.



Raad Richards, Appointed 2004

Raad is currently the Chief Executive of Carrington and has had over 41 years’ experience in health and aged care services in New South Wales. Prior to joining Carrington in February 2004, Raad occupied a number of senior executive positions in the NSW Health System. Raad holds formal qualifications in Business Administration (BBus), Industrial Relations and Human Resources (Graduate Diploma), and Master of Health Planning (MHP). Raad has extensive involvement at Board level in various professional and community organisations.

Raad currently is the Chairman of the Bankstown City Credit Union; Chairman Creating Links, a not for profit community organisation; Non-Executive Director at the Aged and Community Services (ACS) NSW & ACT; Non-Executive Director at Meaning Ageing Australia, a not for profit National Membership organisation (Pastoral & Spiritual Care)


Non-Executive Director

Teresa Harm, Appointed 2011

  • Member of the Clinical Governance Committee

Teresa Harm has expertise in Adult Learning, Community Development and Health Promotion. She has a strong interest in workplace learning, change management and women’s leadership, whilst working in the health services sector she promoted the health benefits of physical activity for seniors. Her current role is in management for a large NGO and her portfolio of programs is in mental health, community development, research, advocacy, fundraising and volunteer training programs.


Non-Executive Director

Graham Pascoe, Appointed 2000

  • Member of the Finance Resources and Infrastructure and Audit & Risk Management Committees

Graham is a lifelong Camden resident with an extensive and diverse commitment to the local community.  Graham holds an Economics Degree and post-graduate qualifications in Environmental Planning, Land, Economy and Local Government Management.


Non-Executive Director

Professor Deborah Parker, Appointed 2015

Chairperson of the Clinical Governance Committee

Professor Parker is currently the Professor of Nursing at Western Sydney University and Director of the Centre for Applied Nursing Research located at the Ingham Medical Research Institute. Professor Parker has over three decades of experience in aged care and held leadership positions at a State and National level for Palliative Care, representing the aged care sector.

Formal Qualifications: RN, BA, MSocSc, PhD


Non-Executive Director

Karen Kavanagh, Appointed 2016

Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee

Chairperson of the Finance Resources and Infrastructure Committees.

Karen is a Certified Financial Planner and an Accredited Aged Care Professional with over 16 years experience in this profession.  She is a part owner in Accountcorp Financial Planning, an arm of Accountcorp Group Services which has been practising in the Macarthur region since 1977. She is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Karen’s qualifications include a Diploma in Financial Planning as well as specialist courses in self-managed superannuation funds, direct shares, and aged care.


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