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 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 Elizabeth Knight, Executive Director Education and Child Development
Liz has extensive experience in this field. She will work closely with the principals of the 4 Diocesan schools and with the leaders of children, youth and family services which operate out of Samaritans.
Liz is passionate about ensuring that every child is given the best start in life and has devoted herself to this work. She began her career in teaching and quickly moved to complex, strategic roles in large scale organisations. She is aligned deeply with the values of the Diocese and has demonstrated a commitment to placing children, and other service users, at the centre of her practice.
Mr John Barriga, Executive Director Information Communication Technology
John Barriga has held Executive and Board leadership roles for over 13 years and has over 26 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry. He has led large teams in commercial and government environments in Australia, Canada and the United States. John has also worked within various industries including aged care, education, retail, utilities, aerospace and consultancy.
John enjoys leading large business transformation projects and has won awards in industry over the years. His focus in industry focuses on strategy, cybersecurity, project governance, negotiations, change management and finding the gender balance in the ICT industry. 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.
John holds a Bachelor of IT, Masters of Business Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies. He is also a Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Welcome to the team, John!