Board of Directors

Linda Bardo Nicholls AO

(Non-Executive Chairman)

Linda is a senior executive and company director with more than 30 years experience across Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Presently, Linda has directorships with Fairfax Media, Medibank Private, Inghams and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute. 

Previously, she has held the position of Chairman at some of Australia’s most well-regarded companies, including Healthscope, Australia Post and Yarra Trams, and was a director of Pacific Brands Group, St George Bank and Sigma Pharmaceuticals Group.

Ms Nicholls has also been a director of Low Carbon Australia Limited and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Linda holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University and is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Andrew Sudholz

(Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director)

Andrew is a founding shareholder and executive director of Japara Healthcare. Andrew has more than 30 years’ experience in the real estate, healthcare and professional services industries.

Prior to the establishment of Japara, Andrew was a global partner of the Arthur Andersen Group, a national partner of Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Advisory Services Group and the state general manager of the Triden Corporation.

He is also a fellow of the Australian Property Institute, a responsible executive under the Australian Financial Services Licencing regime, a former president of the Victorian division and national board member of the Property Council of Australia and is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew holds an Associate Diploma of Valuations from the Royal Melbourne Institution of Technology.

 

Richard England

(Non-Executive Director)

Richard has more than 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director and Chairman of multiple ASX listed and unlisted companies across the financial services, banking, healthcare and insurance industries.

Richard is currently the Chairman of Qantm Intellectual Property Limited and is a Non-Executive Director of Nanosonics and Macquarie Atlas Roads.

Prior to embarking on his career as a director, Richard was a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice and a partner at Ernst & Young, where he was the national director of Corporate Recovery and Insolvency.

He is Chairman of Indigenous Art Code Limited, the company administering the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct.

Richard is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

JoAnne Stephenson

(Non-Executive Director)

JoAnne holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has over 25 years of extensive experience in financial services having been a partner with KPMG and has key strengths in finance, accounting, risk management and governance. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Asaleo Care Limited, Myer Holdings Limited and Challenger Limited. She is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria), Chair of the Victorian Major Transport Infrastructure Board and Chairman of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. JoAnne was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and the Independent Chair of two Latitude Insurance entities in Australia.

 

David Blight

(Non-Executive Director)

David is currently Managing Director and CEO of ARA Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian business of the Singapore listed ARA Group. ARA is an Asia Pacific real estate investment management firm with over $30 billion in funds under management.

His previous roles include Vice Chairman of ING Real Estate and Global Chairman and CEO of ING Real Estate Investment Management based in The Netherlands. He has also held senior executive positions with Armstrong Jones, Mirvac Group and APN Property Group. David has more than 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry, across all major global markets and property sectors.

David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Property Resource Management (Valuation) from the University of South Australia and is a Board member of APREA (Australian Chapter).

Company Secretaries

Chris Price

Chris was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Japara Healthcare in June 2015 and as a Company Secretary in July 2015.

Chris has over 25 years experience in the financial services, professional services and manufacturing sectors. Most recently he was Managing Director of ASX listed professional services firm Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited, having previously served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for seven years.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Bruce Paterson

Bruce has over 25 years corporate experience in senior roles with listed and unlisted companies. Prior to joining Japara Healthcare, he was Company Secretary of Top 200 ASX listed proefessional services company, Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited for 14 years.

Bruce was appointed as lead Company Secretary of Japara Healthcare in December 2015.

He has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practices. Bruce is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and CPA Australia.