Our Team andBoard in detail

Our Team

Raad Richards

Chief Executive (2004 - Current)


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)


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.

Emma Giddy

Executive Manager Residential Care & Quality
(2023 – Current)


Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma in Leadership and Management

Career History:

Emma commenced her career in nursing 19 years ago as a New Graduate Registered Nurse at Liverpool Hospital, where she specialized in Oncology/Haematology and Palliative Care.

Emma also spent two years in Oxfordshire, England expanding her knowledge as an Oncology Nurse.

Emma has worked at Carrington for the past 11 years as a Registered Nurse and Care Service Manager, being appointed to her current position as Executive Manager of Residential Aged Care and Quality in January 2023.

Mauricio Cordoba

Executive Manager Finance and IT
(2018 – Current)


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
(2017- Current)


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.

James Brassil

Executive Manager People & Culture
(2021- Current)


Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Relations & Political Science), Master of Education (Educational Leadership), Certified Member- Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)

Career History:

James has over 20 years’ senior leadership experience of the People & Culture Function, including roles in NSW Health and in Education sectors in Australia and in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

James has developed high performance teams and led significant organisational transformation and growth programs. With People at the heart of Carrington, James is particularly passionate about the leadership of culture building strategies to support and motivate the workforce.

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
  • Stephen Carter
  • 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

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)

Stephen Carter

Appointed 2020
Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the Clinical Governance Committee
  • Member of the Finance Resources & Infrastructure Committee and Audit & Risk 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 Anna Williams

Appointed 2022
Non-Executive Director

Professor Anna Williams is an applied health researcher who holds a PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine and is currently the Professor of Ageing at Western Sydney University, responsible for leading the development of Ageing and Aged Care Research.

Professor Williams has held a number of senior Governance roles including National Deputy Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences and Physiotherapy, Postgraduate Program Coordinator and Director of Research.

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Governance Committee
  • Formal Qualifications: PhD; MHP; BHlthSc (Nursing), DipAppSc (Nursing); RN

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