Our Board


Director and Board Chair (2016)
Chair of Clinical Governance Committee
Member Governance Committee

Masters Degree in Business Administration (Deakin University)

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Sydney University)

Diploma in Education (University of Tasmania)

Associate Fellow of Australian College of Health Services Management

Member of the Royal Society of Australia

Senior clinical and executive positions in hospitals and health departments across Australia. 

Lecturer for University of Tasmania in Health Care Management Program (current).

Lecturer at Flinders University teaching offshore China and Singapore (2013-2019).

Lecturer at Flinders University Adelaide for Master of Health Administration.

Director, Health Services Consulting Australasia (HCSA) (current).

Board Member, Kalista (now Life Without Barriers) Disability Service provider.

Lives in Hobart (2/3) and Little Swanport (1/3).


Director and Vice-Chair (2019)
Member Clinical Governance Committee

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Medical Science

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (GP)

Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of General Practice (Honorary)

Forty years as a rural GP in Northern Tasmania (including UK practice swap 1990-91).

Worked extensively in aged care facilities under a variety of iterations and government policies.

Life Member of North West's Emerson Park Aged Care Facility.

Involved in GP teaching and assessments for 30 years.

Censor in Chief of the Royal Australian College of GP (1996-2000).

Examiner for post-graduate specialist medical fellowships for every Australian state, plus New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Practice surveyor with Australian GP Accreditation Limited (2000-01).

Examiner for the Australian Medical Council (2002-07).

Awarded a Paul Harris fellowship by Rotary Club of Longford for services to the community, in 2012.

Worked with aboriginal communities in Tasmania and Northern Territory; and acknowledge and respect the Tasmanian aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of the land, and their elders - past and present, are integral to the management of any contemporary organisation.

Property in Swansea for over 20 years and enjoys being involved in the local community. 


Director (2000)
Chair - Finance Risk & Audit Committee

Chartered Accountant

Registered Tax Agent

Bachelor of Business - 1989, Tas State Institute of Technology

Based in Longford with over 35 years experience servicing individuals and small business in Tasmania.

Director on various not-for-profit Boards over the last 25 years.

Provides services for many clients in Swansea and has a strong connection to the community. 


Director (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma of Education

High School teacher and principal.

Editor North-Eastern Advertiser.

Significant media involvement and links in the community.

Involved with disability services providers including NDIS.

Well known and active in the Scottsdale community with his large family.

Scottsdale Community Member.


Director (2020)
Member Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Public Sector Management)

Lead Auditor ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems)

Numerous post tertiary certificates/accreditations/licences

Director on three not-for-profit Boards.

Over 40 years of professional experience, including project management and change management. 

Involved in the aged care industry for over five years as a director.

Observed the government changes in standards in the period leading up to the Aged Care Royal Commission.

Keen to both recognise the challenges ahead and also the opportunities for a medium sized independent aged care facility as the changes are managed.

Resident of Hobart.

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Director (2021)

Bachelor of Arts (University of Tasmania)

Bachelor of Laws LLB (University of Tasmania 2013)

Practicing Solicitor.

Contributes with her legal experience and knowledge to the board.

Active Scottsdale community member.

Leader in Women's football in the local community.

Young family.


Director (2015)
Member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
Member of the Clinical Governance Committee

Grad Cert General Management, ICL Academy

Grad Cert Strategic Management, ICL Academy

Service, sales and executive management with local and international Information Technology (IT) organisations for over 40 years. Strategic IT consulting assignments into state government and commercial organisations.

IT4Business - owner and operator - providing boutique Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support to small and medium businesses in Tasmania and interstate.

Volunteer Ambulance Officer and Unit Coordinator for Swansea Branch.

Lives in Swansea, actively representing the local community.


Director (2021)
Chair - Governance Committee

Masters Degree in Business Administration (University of Tasmania)

Graduate Diploma in Management (University of Tasmania)

Advanced Management Diploma (Melbourne Business School, Melbourne University).

Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Diplomas in Business (Australian Institute of Management), Primary Metallurgy and Applied Science (Chemistry).

Rio Tinto's Bell Bay Aluminium Smelter - 43 years including roles in engineering, leadership and management, retiring in 2013. 

Awarded Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year and Medal of Australia in recognition as a female trail blazer in engineering/leadership in industry and contributions to the community.

Director and Chair Esk Water and Director Ben Lomond Water.

Director, Deputy Chair and Chair NRSG, Liviende and LiVe Tasmanian (Disability Services Provider with NDIS) and Chair of Governance Committee over nearly two decades.

Director, Chair, Judge and Live Member - Diving Tasmania.

Director Maxsel PL - Engineering automation business and East Coast Holiday Rentals.

Chair of Freycinet Association Inc. (Community, business and tourism group).

Former Chair of Bank of Heritage Isle and Director Police Bank (Sydney) and current Director of Freycinet Coast Financial Services (Bendigo Bank in Swansea and Bicheno).

Chair of Beau Vista Villas Strata.

Resident of Coles Bay and active in the local community for over 25 years. 

Our Management


Chief Executive

Fiona is a registered nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the health and aged care sectors.  Fiona commenced her career exploring Western Australia as a rural health nurse before returning to Tasmania permanently in 2004.  Fiona has built her career on building knowledge and strength in leadership through her varied roles in health in the not-for-profit sector, in acute and aged care.  Roles have included business development, Director of Care, Director of Operations, Regional Management and more recently, CEO.

Aged care is a passion of Fiona’s and she was integral in the development of the hospice@HOME program in Tasmania, supporting people to die at home which took her internationally to present on the program and its outcomes and success. 


Fiona was a recipient of an Aged Care Leaders award in 2015 which enabled her to travel to Switzerland in 2018 on a SAGE tour exploring the aged care systems, facilities, and models. Fiona is on the Tasmanian Council for Aged and Community Service of Australia, one of the largest aged care peak bodies in Australia, and a member of the Australian College of Nursing.


Clinical Nurse Manager - Scottsdale

Kerry has worked in the aged care sector of the health industry for many years in WA before relocating to St Helens following the bush fires which destroyed the small township of Yarloop in 2016.  Once settled in Tasmania Kerry joined a nursing agency and spent the next couple of years working throughout Queensland and NSW, acting in roles as either a clinical nurse manager or a facility manager on short term contracts from anything between 4 weeks and at times up to 3 months.

Kerry is married to Alan and between them they have 5 wonderful children and 7 gorgeous grandchildren.  Kerry’s family are in WA and she gets home to visit usually yearly but with the Covid restrictions it hasn’t been as easy and consequently she now hasn’t been home (yes she still calls WA home) for 2 years.


Clinical Nurse Manager - Swansea

Louise holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (UNSW), Master of Nursing (Education) (USYD) and Bachelor of Nursing (UTAS).

Louise has been a Registered Nurse since 1994 and has worked in a variety of areas, HIV and Infectious Diseases, Office of the Principal Nurse Advisor, TAFE, May Shaw Health Centre and more recently the Public Health Response Branch of NSW Health.

Louise has lived on the East Coast of Tasmania since 2011 and loves the sense of community that living in small towns offers.


In her spare time Louise enjoys crochet, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Executive Assistant

Michelle has worked in the aged care industry providing Executive Support for over 20 years. Her skills include supporting Board and Leadership teams, creating publications including annual reports, ICT support, Independent Living Unit management, project management and mentoring others.


Michelle enjoys the challenges and camaraderie of aged care, and particularly enjoys getting to know our residents.

Michelle enjoys hanging out with friends and family but especially her cat that thinks he’s a dog (Bernard) and dog that thinks she’s human (Charli Mae).



Quality & Risk Manager

Ruth has spent the best part of a decade working for the City of Hobart.  The last half of which was spent  overseeing the City’s depots, fleet management system and administration teams for the outdoor workforce.  This also encompassed the coordination and safety of the  out of hours roster, and more recently the City’s Incident Management Team for COVID-19 response alongside the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator.  Ruth has been trained as a Health and Safety Representative, Chief Fire Warden, and in Advanced SafetyCircle® principals.  She hold a general construction induction card (White Card) and has completed a Diploma of Management and Leadership.


Ruth has a varying background in government, not for profit and private industry sectors, and is excited to be able to transfer her knowledge and skills to May Shaw.


In her spare time, Ruth likes to keep busy by tinkering around the house, walking the dog, spending time with friends and family, and playing a bad game of golf!


Home Care Manager

Katelyn started her career in the Aged Care Sector as an Extended Care Assistant with May Shaw in 2013. Katelyn received recognition for her contribution to dementia care management with a dementia dynamics personal carer fellowship, where she was invited to attend the 30th international conference of Alzheimer’s disease, hosted in Western Australia. Katelyn then went on to further her career within the banking sector, before recently returning to May Shaw Health Centre.


Katelyn has lived in Swansea for 28 years and has been a Volunteer Ambulance officer for Ambulance Tasmania for 9 years as well as been involved and sat on many community committees. This led Katelyn to be awarded the Glamorgan Spring Bay Young Citizen of the Year Award in 2017.


Katelyn is passionate about the Aged Care Sector and is excited to be able to Contribute to May Shaw Health Centre's future successes.

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Finance Manager

Bachelor of Business (University of Tasmania)

Associate Member - Chartered Accountants

Georgie comes to May Shaw with over five years of accounting experience working across two accounting firms. She has worked with a broad range of clients to overcome cashflow issues, restructuring and business support. She is currently completing her Chartered Accountants Program which complements her Bachelor of Business completed in 2019.

Georgie is passionate about driving efficiencies and maximising the potential of both the business and resources. She is a friendly and approachable person. 

Georgie is on the board of not-for-profit organisation, Karinya Young Women's Shelter based in Launceston.


When not at work, Georgie enjoys being on her partners farm at Winnaleah, or camping in Tasmania or around Australia.


Finance Coordinator

Mandeep is a provisional member of Chartered Accountant ANZ and currently completing his CA. Mandeep completed his bachelor's in accounting and finance from Western Australia in 2018.

Before starting his career in finance, he worked in leaadership roles in Coles Group where he developed his people and interpersonal skills. Mandeep takes a person based approach and thinks beyond finance to make decisions.

In his spare time Mandeep enjoys reading about food science and neurology. He is passionate about physical and mental health and teaches beginners level meditations in his spare time.


Residential Services Manager

Dharma commenced his hospitality profession in Sri Lanka and in Germany as an Apprentice Chef, he was then offered opportunities to work in the Middle East (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE) and in Maldives with number of Luxury resorts as an Executive Chef.

Dharma began his career in Australia with Sheraton Mirage Hotel Port Douglas and with Qantas Inflight Centre Melbourne as a Chef.

Dharma then began his care career in South Australia as Hotel Services Manager and later worked in NSW and Victoria aged care homes before joining May Shaw in Tasmania.