As an agency of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Anglican Care’s Executive Team is led by Bishop Peter Stuart, Bishop of Newcastle.
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr John Barriga, Diocesan Chief Executive Officer
John holds a Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Business Administration, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
John has held executive and board leadership roles for over 13 years and has over 26 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. He has led large teams in commercial and government environments in Australia, Canada and the United States. He has also worked within various other industries, including aged care, education, retail, utilities, aerospace and consultancy.
John enjoys leading large business transformation projects with a focus on strategy, cybersecurity, project governance, negotiations, change management and finding the gender balance in the ICT industry. Because of his expertise, he has won awards over the years.
He is passionate about community support and has been involved as a board member in aged care not-for-profit organisations, kids’ soccer coaching, Scouts and other roles.
Mrs Linda Wilson, Executive Director Quality, Risk and Safety | Diocesan Registrar
Linda supports the Governance practices and administration of the Newcastle Anglican Corporation, Diocesan Council and Synod. She is the Registrar of the Diocese.
Linda holds a Bachelor of Economics (BEc), Certificate in Governance Practice (Cert GovPrac), Certificate IV Workplace and Assessment, and Certificate IV Frontline Management. She is a member of the Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Justice of the Peace (JP).
Ms Jenny Gillis, Group Director Strategy & Transformation
Jenny is a people, change, and culture leader who is passionate about designing and delivering people-focused business strategies that transform organisations and cultures to create the best outcomes for those involved.
Jenny’s career includes business transformation and leadership roles across diverse industries and government organisations in Australia, Asia Pacific, the UK and the USA.
As the Executive Director of People & Culture, Jenny leads a team of HR professionals focused on how work can be better for our people, so our people can be better at work.
Jenny is a proud Aboriginal woman of the Yuin Nation and is passionate about developing an awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, both in her personal and work life.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) and a Graduate Certificate in Leading Change in Complex Organisations from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Nicole Klasen, Executive Director People and Culture
Nicole Klasen is a vibrant, experienced People and Culture expert who is passionate about helping our people be at their best.
As Executive Director of People and Culture, she leads a team of dedicated staff who manage human resources with a people-first approach.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) from the University of Newcastle and with more than 14 years of experience in the industry has held a variety of positions for charities and local councils.
Nicole lives an active lifestyle. She is a keen hockey player and loves spending time at the beach with her young family.
Mr Craig Tinker, Executive Director, Infrastructure Services
Craig Tinker is a leader in the infrastructure and property field, having spent the last 25 years in senior positions across the industry.
Craig has worked within the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors. He has extensive experience in a wide range of areas, including asset management, strategic asset planning, and property development.
Craig brings in-depth knowledge when dealing with diverse, complicated, and challenging properties and property portfolios. He has been involved with various committees and boards across finance, education, aged care, housing, and heritage. He holds qualifications in Business, Asset Management and Property.
In his spare time, Craig likes to spend time at the beach with his wife and young son.