Our Team and
Board in detail

Our Team


Raad Richards

Chief Executive (2004 - Current)


Qualifications:

Business Administration (BBus), Industrial Relations and Human Resources (Graduate Diploma), and Master of Health Planning (MHP).

Career History:

Raad has had over 40 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 has extensive involvement at Board level in various professional and community organisations, including: past President and life member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, (NSW Branch); Board Member Unity Bank; Chairman, Creating Links Community Services; Deputy Chair Leigh Place (aged care organisation) and Chair of Leigh Place Property and Development Committee; Board Member Meaningful Ageing Australia.

Mark Tutt

Executive Manager Business Operations
(2012 — Current)


Qualifications:

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Certificate in OHS and Diploma of Facilities Management.

Career History:

Mark has over 15 years’ experience in the aged care industry and has occupied a number of senior positions, including direct management of operation and business improvement for Retirement Villages, Aged Care Facilities, Respite Day Care, Community Care and related Health Care Services.

Julie Barry

Executive Manager Residential Care
(2020 – Current)


Qualifications:

Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Graduate Diplomat of Management, Diploma in Leadership and Management, and a Certificate in Oncology.

Career History:

Julie has been a registered nurse for 38 years and has held various leadership positions in NSW Health, including assisting in commissioning a standalone Palliative Care unit within the Blacktown Hospital Campus and holding Nursing Unit Manager positions in the Western Sydney Health Area Service. Julie has also worked in Aged Care for a number of years, with a strong clinical and leadership background, as well as expertise in Clinical and Quality matters. She has been the Care Service Manager at Mary Mackillop for the past six years.

In October 2020 Julie was appointed to the position of Executive Manager Residential Care.

Mauricio Cordoba

Executive Manager Finance and IT
(2018 – Current)


Qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Associate Diploma of Accounting, CPA Member

Career History:

Mauricio has an extensive range of experience in senior finance and operations executive roles. He is highly skilled in analytics, overseeing day to day commercial operations, providing business planning, and management reporting. Mauricio enjoys leading and mentoring his team members.

Vicki Martins

Executive Manager Community Care
(2013- Current)


Qualifications:

Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing)

Career History:

Vicki has worked in various positions in Aged Care since 1987. She began her career as an AIN while at University working in Aged Care, Rehabilitation, and Palliative Care. After graduating, Vicki continued working in Palliative Care and Oncology for a further two years. Vicki returned to Residential Aged Care for a short time prior to commencing her career in Community Care.

Vicki held the position of Nurse Unit Manager at a Dementia Specific Day Respite Program. Vicki’s role included facilitating a successful Dementia Carer’s Support Group, as well as an education program for carers, funded by Alzheimer’s Association NSW (now Dementia Australia). During this time, Vicki also served on a number of community based Management Committees.

Vicki has been working at Carrington since 2013, her first position being Respite Assistant and Relief Coordinator, the Community Care Case Manager. Vicki was appointed to the position of Senior Case Manager in 2016, and then to the position of Executive Manager Community Care in October of 2017.

Steven Nielsen

Executive Manager People & Culture
(2019- Current)


Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

Career History:

Steve has over 20 years’ human resources management experience, spanning across multiple industry sectors; from small to medium local enterprises to major global corporations.

Prior to joining Carrington, Steve managed large and complex business transformation projects in Finance, Banking and Insurance. Before that, he held senior HR leadership roles in Pharmaceuticals, IT and the private sector. Earlier in his career, Steve established and managed his own HR Consulting and Registered Training Business.

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 and is comprised 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

Alek Jankowski

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


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.

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

Bruce Hanrahan AM

Appointed 2003
Deputy Chair (Past Chairman Nov 2012 - Nov 2018) and Non-Executive Director


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.

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

Raad Richards

Appointed 2004
Secretary


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)

Teresa Harm

Appointed 2011
Non-Executive Director


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.

  • Member of the Clinical Governance Committee

Graham Pascoe

Appointed 2000
Non-Executive Director


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.

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

Professor Deborah Parker

Appointed 2015
Non-Executive Director


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.

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Governance Committee
  • Formal Qualifications: RN, BA, MSocSc, PhD

Karen Kavanagh

Appointed 2016
Non-Executive Director


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.

  • Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
  • Chairperson of the Finance Resources and Infrastructure Committees.
  • Diploma in Financial Planning