Our Board

DI ALDOUS 

Chairperson

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B Pharmacy (Sydney University), DipEd (Tert) (UTAS), MBA (Deakin University)

Di Aldous has held senior clinical and executive positions in hospitals and health departments across Australia. She is currently lecturing for University of Tasmania in their Health Care Management Program, and she has her own health consulting business.

Until recently, she was Lecturer at Flinders University, teaching in their offshore program in China and Singapore (2013-2019, Covid-19 cessation) and in Adelaide for the Master of Health Administration degree.

Di is an Associate Fellow of Australian College of Health Service Management, and member of the Royal Society of Australia.

TIM FLANAGAN

Vice-Chairperson

Tim Flanagan has had a 40 year career as a rural GP, and this has included much work with older people and their families, and in aged care facilities under a variety of iterations and government policies.

 

He is a life member of another rural aged care provider. He has also been much involved in GP teaching and assessment and was Censor in Chief of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for 4 years.

 

He has had a shack near Swansea for over 20 years and continues to enjoy the area and being involved in the local community.

SIMON CLARK

Director

Simon is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent based in Longford with over 35 years of experience servicing individuals and small business in Tasmania. 

 

He has over 25 years’ experience serving on Boards of not for profit organisations. 

 

He serves as Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of the May Shaw Board.  Through his many clients in Swansea he feels a strong connection to the town, and is proud to have helped May Shaw grow and thrive.

PETER FISH

Director

B.A. Dip.Ed

 

Peter is a former high school principal, and from 1993-2014, was editor of the North-Eastern Advertiser.

 

Peter is now retired and married with eight children, and resides in Scottsdale.

JOSEF GIEDL

Director

Joe has over 40 years of professional experience, including project management and change management.

 

He is on three NFP boards including May Shaw and has extensive experience working with the NFP sector.

 

Joe commenced as a Board member in the Aged Care industry just before the latest government changes to standards and in the period leading up to the Aged Care Royal Commission. As such he sees the enormous challenges ahead for medium sized independent facilities such as May Shaw but also the opportunities that such significant change can bring.

Joe is Chair of the Governance Committee for May Shaw.

ALEX HALL

Director

BA, LLB

 

Alex graduated in 2013 from the University of Tasmania, and is a current practicing solicitor.


Alex joined the board in 2021, to assist with Scottsdale representation as well as contribute with a her legal experience and knowledge.


Alex is well known and active in the community as a leader in Women’s football, and has a young family.

JOHN KENNEDY

Director

John is retired and lives with his wife, Colleen, in Swansea. His community activities include board membership of May Shaw Health Centre Inc (since 2015) and service as a volunteer ambulance officer for Ambulance Tasmania. In a limited way, John also provides business and technical support through East Coast Business and IT Services.

His career spanned four decades from the mid ‘70s. Initially technically oriented, but developing into service management, sales and executive management with local and international organisations. His career culminated in owning and operating the local firm IT4Business, providing boutique ICT support to small and medium Tasmanian (and some interstate) businesses.

LIZ SWAIN AM

Director

MBA, FAICD

 

Liz joined the May Shaw Board in January 2021 as a non-executive Director and member of the Governance Committee.

 

Liz retired after 43 years with Rio Tinto’s Bell Bay aluminium plant from various engineering, leadership and management roles.

 

Over the last 20 years, Liz has worked as a non-executive Director / Board and Committee Chairs including water and sewerage, disability, aged care, strata management, Diving Tasmania, tourism, training and banking sectors.

Liz and husband Max recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and live in Coles Bay.

Our Management

FIONA ONSLOW-AGNEW

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.

KERRY HILLS

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.

LOUISE MOORE

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.

MICHELLE PARRY

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, project management and mentoring others.

 

Michelle enjoys the camaraderie of aged care, especially getting to know our residents.

Michelle divides her time between Swansea on the East Coast and New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley.

 

Michelle has a wonderful and very patient spouse, a cat that thinks he’s a dog (Bernard) and a dog that thinks she’s human (Charli Mae).

KATELYN READ

Home Care Manager

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GEORGIE SCOTT

Finance Manager

MANDEEP SINGH

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.

DHARMA WITHANAGE

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.