Exceptional Care Across Queensland

Ozcare was established as a special work of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland in 1996. The Society, as a lay Catholic organisation, aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

With 46 services in 25 locations and 600 staff, we started our journey; to help seniors and people with disability stay in their own homes as long as possible, to help the disadvantaged get back on their feet, to provide respite services to carers looking after loved ones, and to offer homely aged care facilities to our oldest Australians.

24 years on, we proudly deliver services to more than 15,000 clients, with the support of 3,000 staff and 320 volunteers.

To this day, our purpose is to improve our clients’ quality of life through the delivery of personalised health and human services in the spirit of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland.

This means working with our clients, their carers, and families, to provide care that’s right for their unique situation. We partner with our clients to understand their needs and help them to identify personal goals. We then tailor our support accordingly to ensure our clients remain doing the things they can, while working with them to achieve things they hadn’t thought possible.

Our hugely diverse range of services are completely flexible and can be changed as needs change. We provide care and support at all stages, and help our clients’ transition through the different services we offer. Our team of nurses, carers, allied health professionals, dementia specialists and support staff work together to form a care team, looking at the whole of a client’s care with a holistic approach.

The reason our staff join Ozcare is because they love to help people. They get satisfaction from leaving a client knowing they have made a difference: whether it is organising the installation of grab rails to prevent a client from falling when showering or helping a client to rediscover purpose in their life through a new hobby or skill, our staff are committed to positively influencing or changing a person’s experience to help them achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes.

While Ozcare has experienced significant growth and seen huge advances in technology over the last 24 years, the one thing that has – and will continue – to stay the same is our dedication to supporting our clients to live their lives to the fullest.

To meet increasing demand, we are continuing our growth with new aged care facilities, investing in service development to mobilise our staff, and expanding our disability services with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We look forward to the next 20 years of delivering high quality aged care, disability and health services and dementia care.

Ozcare’s wide range of services are made possible by funding from a diverse range of programs from the Australian and Queensland governments. We are a quality certified organisation and has met the requirements of the International Standards Organisation (ISO 9001:2015).

Board & Chief Executive Officer

John

John Thomas

Chairman of Directors

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: MBA, CPA, MAICD, JP(Qual)

Experience: Board member since 2014. A current Vice President for St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland State Council. Formerly Group Finance Director, Toyota Tsusho South Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd. Extensive financial management, strategic planning and general management experience, at senior management and board levels in large corporations, over a career spanning 40 years.

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Anthony Godfrey

Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: CA, B Fin Admin

Experience: Chief Executive Officer since 2012. Board member from 1999 until August 2016. A Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance, Mr Godfrey has held executive positions with Ozcare for over 20 years and was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

June

June Chandler

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Experience: Board member since 2011. Over ten years employed by ANZ Banking Group. Owned and operated business in Tourism Industry. Currently State Councillor and Secretary on St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland State Council. Chair of the Society’s Children’s Education Fund.

Susan

Professor Susan Dann

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: BA MPub Admin PhD(UQ), FAMI CPM MAICD

Experience: Board member since 2013. Professor of Marketing, Australian Catholic University. Extensive experience as a Board director including St Rita’s College, St Vincent’s and Holy Spirit Health, General Practice Queensland, Quality Improvement Council, Australian Marketing Institute and AFL QLD Commission.

Peter

Peter Driver

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: FCPA, JP (Qual), B. Bus

Experience: Board member since 2016. Certified Practising Accountant – partner in a private accounting business in regional Queensland. Over 20 years experience in senior management positions in private and public organisations. Former Board member and State Treasurer of St Vincent de Paul Society, Queensland.

Mike Gilmour

Mike Gilmour

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: Dip Acctg, MBA, GradDipACG, FCPA, FAICD, FGIA, JP(Qual)

Experience: Board member since 2020. Current member of St Vincent de Paul Society and a member of several governing committees/councils. A non-executive director and board chair, with over 20 years of experience including appointments on the Boards of Open Minds Australia, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local and others. Extensive experience as a CFO and senior executive within the private health and hospital sector and other major corporate entities.

Declan Rooney

Declan Rooney

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: B.Sc. Computer Science, MBA, Grad Cert Applied Law, GAICD

Experience: Board member since 2020. Declan brings with him extensive experience as a technology executive in both public and private sector. Declan is highly skilled in strategy, technology, risk, governance, financial management and digital transformation.

Glynis Schultz

Glynis Schultz

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Experience: Board member since 2020. Senior Director, Community and Oral Health, Metro North Hospital and Health Service. An experienced senior executive in health, former clinician and formerly Chief Executive South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS). Extensive knowledge of the aged care industry and significant experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisations and across local, state and commonwealth governments.

Matthew

Matthew Vanderbyl APM

Director

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications: BA, Grad Dip Mgt, MBA and GAICD

Experience: Board member since 2011. Previously Board member 2000 to 2010. Chief Superintendent of Police, and currently the Operations Commander, Business Improvement, within the Organisational Capability Command, Queensland Police Service. Former Vice President of the Society of St Vincent de Paul State Council of Queensland.