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Executive Team

Amanda Crook

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Amanda commenced with Coolibah Care in April 2017 as the General Manager Care Services and was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer role in February 2021. She leads the executive team, manages the overall operations and resources and is responsible for the implementation of the strategic plan as approved by the board.

Amanda has a strong and diverse background in aged and primary care leadership roles and is a registered nurse.

Amanda is passionate about continuous improvement in all aspects of service delivery and demonstrates the ability to adapt to change as well as implementing innovative solutions to arising challenges within the aged care sector.

Amanda is a Registered Nurse, holds a diploma in higher education in nursing studies; teach and assessing in clinical practice, ENB 998; commenced Bachelor of Ministry.

Tracey Jackson

Board Secretary / General Manager Governance and Procurement

Tracey commenced with Coolibah in February 2017 and oversees the governance and compliance, quality management, internal auditing, workplace health and safety, records management, systems administration, and procurement services of the business.

Tracey has over ten years’ experience in governance and compliance and an additional ten years’ experience in finance and administration. She has provided company secretarial and advisory services to boards and various committees across a variety of industries, including statutory authorities and health services.

Tracey is experienced in systems implementation, asset management, management accounting, policy development and implementation and leading multi-disciplined teams.

Tracey holds a bachelor of commerce (honours); is a certified member of the Governance Institute of Australia; and certificates in governance and risk management, governance for NFPs, governance practice.

Mike Burns

General Manager Care Services 

Mike commenced with Coolibah in February 2022 and oversees residential care, home services, as well as property and environment management.

Mike has over 25 years management experience in the independent care sector across the UK and Australia.

Mike’s clinical background, coupled with his executive, corporate and operational management, offers a unique and diverse skillset to support leadership and sustainability across the care services.

Mike holds a bachelor degree, registered nursing/ registered nurse and psychiatric/mental health nursing; a diploma of finance and mortgage broking,  finance and financial management services and is currently registered with the AHPRA.

Board of Directors

Paul Morrison

Chair of the Governance Committee

* Registered Nurse
* Bachelor of Arts PhD (Psychology)
* Post Graduate Certificate in Education
* Graduate Diploma Counselling

Paul has had a long and distinguished career in the health area as a practitioner, educator and applied researcher. He held academic posts at the University of Wales in Cardiff, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and the University of Canberra before moving to Murdoch University. At Murdoch he held positions as Professor and Dean in the Schools of Nursing, Health Professions and Psychology and Exercise Science at various times over a 10-year period. He recently retired from the university. He is a registered nurse and a registered psychologist.

David Prattent

Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

* Bachelor of Science (Economics)
* Masters of Science (Economics)
* Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales)

David is the current Executive Manager Systems and Projects for the City of Mandurah where he was previously the Manager Financial Services. He has many years’ experience in general and financial management, both in Australia and overseas, in the health care and tertiary education sectors.

He has extensive Board experience, having previously been on the Board of Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, and is currently on the Boards of Peel-Harvey Catchment Council and Westaus Crisis and Welfare Services as well as Chair of the Audit Committee for the Peel Development Commission.

Syd Allan

Member of the Building and Maintenance Committee

Syd was the Director and registered builder for Fielden Homes and Commercial for over 13 years until his retirement in 2007.  Prior to that, he worked with the Department of Public Works for nearly two decades before starting his own business, SG & SJ Allan & Co.

Suzanne Crouchley

Member of the Building and Maintenance Committee

* Masters Management
* Post Graduate Diploma Energy Studies & Sustainable Energy
* Masters Networking & Systems Administration
* Bachelor of Applied Science Information Technology

Suzanne is an experienced ICT manager with a proven record of accomplishment in reform and innovation.

She has held leadership roles at the City of Mandurah and WA Government Departments, as well as running a successful ICT consultancy business for a number of years.

Suzanne retired in early 2019 and is currently the Chair of the Board of the Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Centre.

Michelle Sidebottom

Member of the Governance Committee

* Diploma of Business (Marketing)
* Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
* Advanced Diploma Tourism
* Boardroom Leadership (Governance Program)

Michelle is a consultant and project manager specialising in the tourism, hospitality, outdoor recreation, lifestyle village, caravan park, vocational education & training, Aboriginal tourism development and workforce development sectors.

She is the current Managing Director for Breakaway Tourism and board member of the Peel Development Commission and Visit Mandurah, an independent local tourism organisation. Michelle is also a Senior Project Consultant for Brighthouse, a strategic research, marketing, and development consultancy specialising in regional projects throughout Australia.

Stuart Tuckey

Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

* Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology)
* Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Stuart Tuckey is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry and has held executive management roles within Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. He was a non-executive director of West Coast Radio Pty Ltd, owner of the Mandurah FM and Digital radio stations, since 2007.

Stuart has a good knowledge of the local community through family and business interests and his involvement with West Coast Radio provides an excellent conduit to maintaining a good understanding of the status of both the social and business activity within the Mandurah region.

He has a high level of financial accountability and a good understanding of financial management and governance requirements.

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