As an agency of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Anglican Care’s Executive Team is led by Coralie Nichols, Diocesan Chief Executive.
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Coralie Nichols, Diocesan Chief Executive
Ms Coralie Nichols began this role on 16 March 2020. She brings to the Diocese significant management, business and entrepreneurial expertise as well as widely acknowledged leadership skills in managing people and change.
Coralie is passionate about innovation and excellence.
The Diocesan Chief Executive leads the financial, administrative, risk and governance work of the Diocese undertaken by the Newcastle Anglican Corporation and the staff of the Diocesan Office. She will work closely with the Bishop, the Assistant Bishops and CEOs of the diocesan corporate bodies.
Prior to commencing this role, Coralie was the General Manager of Dungog Shire Council. She was worked as the Director Community Service at Sunshine Coast Regional Council (QLD) and CEO of Anglicare Northern Territory.
Coralie has a lifelong association with the Anglican Church. She was a finalist 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards and Won the 2016 Australian Business Award (ABA 100) for Community Contribution for Council’s Social Strategy.
Brad Webb, Executive Director People Care
As the Executive Director People Care, Brad is responsible for leading, maintaining, and expanding the provision of quality aged care and social welfare services through Anglican Care and Samaritans.
Brad’s 30-year career spans across accounting, business management and leadership, including significant periods in the business and medical research sectors, and most recently as CEO of Samaritans.
His experience has shown that the values, passion, skills, and experience of diverse individuals working in teams is the key driver of quality outcomes and performance. Brad understands the challenges facing the aged care and social welfare sectors but believes that continued investment in people and innovation will lead to a sustainable future.
Brad describes his work as ‘connecting the dots’, bringing together different perspectives from inside and outside to create a stronger society for all. As part of this broader advocacy work, Brad is also a Director of the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and the Committee for the Hunter.
Ms Georgina Chalker, Executive Director Human Resources
With a commercial background in industrial services, Georgina has worked in the community sector across a variety of disability, aged care and youth programs prior to her most recent role as General Manager of People and Service Engagement at Samaritans. Georgina holds specialist skills in workforce planning, industrial relations and employee experience and is committed to the pursuit of best practice through innovation.
Georgina is passionate about the design of operating frameworks that emphasise accountability, facilitate engagement, inspire high performance and nurture talent. Georgina is a strong advocate for professional development and will champion the creation of progression pathways across our workforce.
Georgina regards HR as a critical enabler of positive results and will build strategies that effectively align organisational resources with the key drivers that underpin our future success. Georgina’s diverse management history demonstrates her ability to translate ambitious objectives into measurable initiatives that connect all stakeholders across an organisation.
Mr Gerard Bowen, Executive Director Asset Management
With more than 30 years’ experience in the Building and Construction Industry including more than 20 years’ experience in Property and Asset Management for Aged Care and Church-based organisations, Gerard brings a wealth of knowledge to the role of Executive Director Asset Management.
Gerard’s connection with the Diocese has been through his most recent role as General Manager Property Services for Anglican Care. With his appointment to this role in early 2015, the Property Services division was established where Gerard was responsible for overseeing the Capital Works improvement program and Maintenance Services operations for the entire Anglican Care property portfolio across the Hunter, Mid-Coast and Central Coast regions.
With Risk Management and Compliance issues being a high priority in Property and Asset Management, Gerard is committed to providing improved processes and enhanced environments for the safety and wellbeing of consumers, staff and contractors.
Mr Glen Cousins, Executive Director Finance
Glen has extensive commercial and financial experience and has held a number of executive and senior management positions within both the commercial and government sectors. His collaborative approach to change management has facilitated the successful implementation of operational improvements across a broad range of administrative and business support functions including finance, IT, procurement, customer service, risk management, corporate governance and human resources.
As the Executive Director – Finance for the Diocese Glen leads a small, dedicated and capable team who have day to day responsibility for planning, budgeting, managing and reporting all financial- related and associated IT activities of the Diocese, including the Anglican Savings and Development Fund and the Trustees of Church Property.
Glen is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master in Applied Finance.
Ms Orla Trickey, Executive Director Quality and Risk
Orla has previously held executive-level positions in Quality & Risk in the mining industry and community services sector including her recent position as General Manager Quality & Continuous Improvement at Samaritans.
Orla has more than ten years’ experience in partnering with executive management teams to design, implement and operate integrated quality and risk management systems that are practical and effective in achieving continuous improvement in performance and the relevant objectives of the overall strategic and operational plans.
Orla has an engaging and collaborative leadership style with a focus on service and empowerment. She values and actively nurtures team dynamics which enable diverse teams to work collaboratively and affirm, challenge, support and learn from each other to further develop skills and improve practice and relationships. She understands the importance of developing a shared vision in quality and risk that aligns to that of the organisation.
Orla holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science and is completing her Masters of Workplace Health & Safety.
Ms Mary O’Leary, Executive Director Information Technology
Mary is an experienced business leader with a long history of executive roles across complex commercial and ‘for purpose’ organisations, spanning technology, media, education and social justice sectors.
She considers technology a powerful enabler and has a firm belief in the powerful synergy that stems from true collaboration.
Initially formally trained in accountancy (Thomson-Reuters, London), Mary’s commercial experience broadened to encompass IT, human resources, culture, corporate governance and sustainability. Her international business experience, combined with senior federal government business advisory roles (ABC, Sydney), paved the way to her most recent role as Samaritans Foundation COO.
Mary brings an empathetic, commercial perspective that places core organisational purpose, people and innovation at the forefront. She has a firm belief in the cultural and economic potential of education and community collaboration. In connecting the worlds of business, education, innovation and social justice, Mary finds natural purpose and fulfilment.
Mr Alan Green, Executive Director Education and Child Development
He is passionate about offering students every chance and choice to grow and develop their God-given talents. Alan believes strongly in schools offering a holistic education from early years education to year 12. Alan was Headmaster of Newcastle Grammar School for twenty-five years as well as serving as Principal for an Anglican school in Grafton and an Islamic school in western Sydney. Alan started as the Chief Executive Officer of the Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation in June 2017 and is pleased to transition to the new role of Executive Director of Education and Child Development.