Anglicare Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of support services to the people of Tasmania.
Working for a just Tasmania
In response to the Christian faith, Anglicare strives to achieve social justice and provide the opportunity for people in need to reach fullness of life.
We are guided in this mission by the values of compassion, hope, respect and justice.
Our first service opened in 1983 to assist people struggling with debt and low income. For over 30 years, we have proudly been committed to supporting Tasmanians by offering choice, support and hope.
Hope, Compassion, Justice and Respect
- Hope – Confidently reaching for fullness of life
- Compassion – Showing empathy and care for those in need
- Justice – Promoting the fair distribution of resources and opportunities
- Respect – Recognising the inherent value and dignity of every person
What we believe
All people are to be treated justly, accorded dignity and respect and are to have their basic rights protected.
Where there is division and conflict, we should work to heal brokenness and reconcile differences.
Each person has the capacity to make and to bear the responsibility for choices and decisions about their life.
Those who provide and those who use services share a common humanity, calling forth compassion for each other’s distress and hope for each other’s future. Working with people in need demands a spirit of humility, free from blaming or judging.
Every person has the potential to live life abundantly.
Statement of belief
Anglicare Tasmania is an organisation of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Tasmania committed to the basic doctrines of the Christian faith drawn from the Old and New Testament Scriptures.
It is committed to the three ecumenical creeds:
It is committed to foundational Anglican doctrine, including the 39 Articles, Book of Common Prayer, and the doctrine of the Anglican Church of Australia and Diocese of Tasmania.
Anglicare Tasmania affirms:
- Faith – Its faith in God, as One-in-Three-Persons, whose redemptive purpose for the world is revealed in the Person of Jesus Christ.
- Christ – That the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed in word and deed the presence of the Kingdom of God through mission to the world—a calling of people to repentance and belief in the gospel, and to love our neighbour through practical ministry to others and by enabling reconciliation, peace, wholeness and justice.
- Being – God’s concern for the whole person, about how people relate to others and the world, and that justice and mercy form the hallmarks of society.
- Needs – That the Bible and Christian tradition recognise the practical and spiritual needs of people in finding fullness of life and that these needs are to be addressed with respect, compassion, justice and hope.
- Presence – The redemptive presence of God in the world.
Why choose Anglicare
Experience you can trust
Anglicare has been providing services for over 30 years. We’ve earned the trust of Tasmanians.
Great people, responsive service
Over 900 friendly people work for Anglicare in Tasmania. They have the qualifications, skills, expertise and experience to help you.
Personalised for you
We offer a lot of services. We are flexible too, so we can help you with simple or complex needs.
We have been doing this for over 30 years and know how to provide good value. This means your money will go further to support you.
Local knowledge, partnership approach
We’re a major employer and we partner with community organisations across Tasmania. By using our services, you support your local community.
Reliable quality services
We have to meet tough standards. This means that you can trust our services are reliable and good quality.
Yarnin up is an Aboriginal advisory group which helps to guide Anglicare’s relationship with the Aboriginal community.
The group meets with our CEO regularly and has shared advice about cultural awareness training, employing Aboriginal people, protocols for Acknowledging Country, and how to make our services easily accessible, cultural appropriate and effective for Aboriginal people.
Anglican Diocese of Tasmania
Anglicare is part of the Anglican Church which exists to love and serve the Tasmanian community in the name of Christ.
Churches interested in supporting Anglicare’s work can find details in our Partnering with Anglicare Fact Sheet.
Anglicare has a Parish Community Development Worker available to answer questions and provide information. The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglicare Australia Network
Anglicare Tasmania is part of a national network of faith-based agencies committed to justice and care. The network members collaborate in a variety of ways including research and advocacy, and sharing expertise and information. The network meets once a year for a national conference.
Social, emotional and spiritual support that promotes wellbeing.
Our Anglicare Pastoral Care team offer you and your family:
- An opportunity to talk about the big questions – your hopes and fears, illness, death and dying
- Friendship and company at a time when your life is changing
- Spiritual care or connections to a faith community
If you would like to contact us, please call– 1800 243 232 (free from mobiles and landlines in Australia)
“Pastoral care helped me talk about the feeling and thoughts that were troubling me. Having someone to talk to gave me great comfort.”
Our Strategic Plan is guided by, and gives expression to, our Mission and Values.
Sharing the journey is the theme of Anglicare’s 2020-21 Annual Report.
Local communities around Tasmania are rebuilding as we all work together to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Anglicare team put our values into action as we supported them to live well.
“In the past year, Tasmanians have faced a range of pressures including a shortage of affordable housing and mental health supports. At the same time, our State continued to respond to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic including uncertainty, financial difficulties and separation from loved ones.
Yet Tasmanians have also shown resilience and been proactive about seeking support for themselves and family members. The Anglicare team worked hard to respond to the needs of local people and will continue to be there as our State moves towards recovery. This year we kept up our advocacy for systemic improvements across a range of areas.
The health, safety and wellbeing of the people we support continues to be paramount. With vaccination rates increasing, it has been a joy to see older people once again moving more freely in the community.
I offer my heartfelt thanks to the Anglicare team, our Board and the many partners who contribute to our mission of working for social justice and providing opportunities for people to experience fullness of life.”
Dr Chris Jones, CEO
Many volunteers come together to help Anglicare, and we’d love for you to join us.
Some of the top reasons people volunteer at Anglicare are:
- Helping others
- Learning and developing new skills
- Skills for future employment
- To have fun.
Would you like to volunteer at Anglicare?
Contact us to discuss volunteer opportunities.
Anglicare is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All employees, including volunteers, must undergo a police check before they begin work with Anglicare to ensure they have no convictions that would affect their work. If you have any questions about volunteering or the recruitment process please contact us on: 1800 243 232 or by email at email@example.com
Anglicare Tasmania is accredited with the CMA Standards Council. Click here to find out more about the guiding principles.
1. GOD FIRST
Accredited organisations publicly declare their Christian ethos and confirm that they act in accordance with that ethos.
2. CHARITABLE STATUS
Accredited organisations are registered, legitimate and active Australian charitable entities.
3. DILIGENT GOVERNANCE
Accredited organisations are governed by a properly structured body which acts with care, diligence and independence.
4. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
The members of an accredited organisation’s governing body are responsible, competent and comply with their legal obligations.
5. CHARITABLE PURPOSE
The governing body of an accredited organisation ensures that it carries out the purpose for which it exists.
6. FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
The governing body of an accredited organisation undertakes proper financial oversight of the organisation.
7. RISK MANAGEMENT
An accredited organisation takes steps to identify and monitor risks to which it is exposed.
8. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
An accredited organisation is transparent and accountable to its stakeholders.
9. HONEST COMMUNICATION
All gift appeals and stewardship activities of an accredited organisation are carried out in a truthful and ethical manner.
Anglicare Tasmania Inc is an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act. In terms of its Rules of Association, the activities of Anglicare are controlled by the Board - the governing body.
Current Board Structure
This Board has nine members:
- 3 elected by members of the association
- 2 appointed by Diocesan Council
- 2 elected by Synod
- 2 appointed by the Bishop – one of whom shall be the chairperson
The Board seeks to use current governance processes and has adopted Governance, Chief Executive Officer Limitations and Strategic Ends policies. The Bishop, on the recommendation of the Board, appoints Anglicare’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Board also has a Finance Risk and Audit Committee that meets quarterly. It reviews the financial reports and makes recommendations to the whole Board.
Stephen Carnaby (Chair) – appointed by Bishop
Stephen Carnaby is the Director of Ministry Development for the Diocese of Tasmania, overseeing training and parish development across the state. He previously worked as a local Anglican Church minister for 17 years, in Burnie, Sandy Bay and Bellerive. He holds Bachelor of Ministry and Master of Arts (Theology) degrees.
He has wide experience with a variety of community and church groups ranging in age from playgroup through to seniors, with particular experience with young families.
He is a member of the Diocesan Council for the Anglican Church in Tasmania, and also served previously on the boards of Clarendon Children’s Home Inc and Anglican Health & Welfare Ltd. He was the Diocesan Media Officer for 14 years.
Prior to Anglican ministry, Stephen studied Economics and Political Science (B. Ec) at the University of Tasmania, before working in public administration.
Stephen is married to Joanne and they have 2 young adult children. His interests include playing soccer, reading, and supporting the Collingwood Football Club.
James McKee (Deputy Chair) – appointed by Synod
James has held a wide variety of senior professional and board positions across a range of sectors in not-for-profit organisations, government, university and private companies including Recently as the Chairman of Tourism Northern Tasmania and the Launceston Airport CACG, a board director of the Launceston Church Grammar School and Cycling Tasmania and has been a Trustee of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania and a past board director of St Giles and Launceston City Mission.
In his roles as a director James has a particular interest in strategy, risk and community engagement. His primary background is in agricultural science, he is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (MDB), and has been part of community development programmes in the USA and India with the UN. James is an ordained Anglican Minister and is part of the All Saints Network in Launceston.
Craig Barling (Treasurer) - elected by members of Anglicare
Craig Barling is currently the Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at the University of Tasmania. After starting as Chief Financial Officer at the University in 2013, Craig was promoted to Executive Director, Transformation in 2015 to lead the development of new campuses in Launceston and Burnie and the renewal of the University’s curriculum and organisation structure.
Craig previously worked for News Corporation from 2009, firstly as Chief Financial Officer of the Mercury and then as General Manager Finance – Victoria, overseeing the finance operations for the Herald Sun, Leader and Geelong Advertiser. Prior to joining News, Craig spent 13 years with Deloitte as an audit and corporate finance partner.
Craig is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Craig is also a director of the Fahan School and was previously a director of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, which recognised him with life membership in 2018.
Craig is a passionate family man and spends his spare time with his wife Jane and young children Felicity and James. He is a member of Cricket Tasmania and Royal Hobart Golf Club.
Ekaterina Skalidis (Secretary) – elected by members of Anglicare
Ekaterina Skalidis is a principal lawyer with Dobson Mitchell and Allport. Ekaterina practices in the area of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. She appears in the Federal, Supreme and Magistrates Courts, and Fair Work Commission. Ekaterina is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is a current director of Football Tasmania. She is a former:
- President of Hellenic Lawyers Abroad (HAL) Tasmanian Chapter (2016-2017);
- Vice President of Hellenics Abroad for Victoria and Tasmania (2009-2011);
- Director of The Greek Orthodox Church & Benevolent Society (Greek Community) (2005-2008);
- Committee member and Secretary of the ESTIA Greek Festival;
- Secretary of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee (of the Law Society).
Ekaterina is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and past Oceana, Australian and Tasmanian Champion in sparring. She enjoys spending her time with her husband Harry and their three young daughters.
Mike Blake - appointed by Synod
Mike Blake was Tasmanian Auditor-General from 10 May 2004 to 29 March 2016 and is now focussing on board positions. Prior to accepting the position as Tasmania’s Auditor-General, he was Auditor-General for the Northern Territory. His career has involved working in both the private and public sectors, firstly with Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu for 16 years starting in Zimbabwe and ending in Western Australia, where he joined the Audit Office of Western Australia rising to the position of Deputy Auditor-General. Mike was a partner with Deloitte Zimbabwe for 8 years.
Mike has been active in standard setting in Australia being a member of the Consultative Committee to the former Public Sector Accounting Standards Board from 1994 to 1998 and he was a Board member in 1999, a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board’s Urgent Issues Group representing Auditors-General from 2003 to 2005 and was appointed to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board on 1 January 2006. While with this Board, Mike played a key role in developing standards for performance and compliance auditing in the public sector and, until stepping down from the Board on 31 December 2011, he was joint chair of a project group developing an assurance standard for general purpose water accounting reports.
Mike chaired the Advisory Board to the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Business for three years, Regional Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Tasmania from 2007 and 2008 and he was a Board member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand from 2011 to 2018 where he chaired its audit and risk committee. In 2015 he was appointed to the Australian Accounting Standards Board (retired in December 2020) and is a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (deputy chair of both boards). He also chairs Tasmania’s Electoral Commission and TasTAFE, Tasmania’s public provider of vocational educational training, and is a member of the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand Audit Committee.
Mike has a BCom from the University of Natal, Durban, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, CA ANZ Australia, and CPA Australia, an Honorary member of the Institute of Public Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is married to Jenny. They have three children and two grandchildren and three fostered grandchildren. Mike and Jenny love living in Tasmania.
Bonnie Bonneville - appointed by Diocesan Council
Bonnie Bonneville is a professional environmental scientist and director of their family business, Bonneville Consulting. She specialises in water quality management in rivers, creeks, estuaries, and the marine environment. She enjoys working on a diverse range of multi-disciplinary studies in natural resource management for local, state, and national government authorities, water utilities, mining, and small industry clients.
Bonnie goes to Burnie Anglican Church, where she serves as warden, lay-preacher, musician, and kid’s church leader. She is studying towards a Master of Divinity. She is a gifted advocate and is passionate about achieving justice for Aboriginal people in Tasmania within our lifetime and protecting the natural values of our beautiful Tasmanian environment.
Bonnie is married and has two young daughters. They live in Burnie close to where Bonnie grew up on a dairy farm at Upper Natone. Bonnie enjoys playing netball, gardening, and doing the Burnie parkrun.
Ruth Croser - appointed by the Bishop
Ruth joined the Anglicare Board late 2020. She has worked both as an occupational therapist and teacher across many years in a variety of work roles and loves supporting students to enable their potential. So, the chance to be a part of Anglicare’s mission to bring about “the opportunity for people in need to reach fullness of life” resonated.
In 2021 Ruth will be starting a position within Independent Schools Tasmania as an Inclusive Education Consultant. She also coordinates a post graduate unit through UTAS. Ruth and her family are part of the Wellspring Anglican Church community and love exploring Tasmania, strolling on the Pipeline Track and creative pursuits.
Allan Dickins - elected by members of Anglicare
Allan Dickins is the CEO of Healthy Business Performance group (HBP Group), a company that provides health and risk mitigation services to organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, with a focus on positively impacting individuals physical and psychological health, through a range of on site and digital interventions.
Allan is also a found director of not for profit organisation Fostering Hope that exisits to raise awareness, encourage and support Christians to help meet the needs of out of home care in Australia. Allan and his wife Mary are proud parents to 5 amazing young boys noisily working their way through the early years.
Despite initially studying a Bachelor of Theology, Allan spent 8 years as a director of an advertising agency in Sydney, before moving to Tasmania in 2004.
Allan is a passionate, albeit age wearied and frustrated sportsman who lives vicariously through his children, and an average musician who makes up in heart what he lacks in ability.
Allan is an active member of the Wellspring church community.
Emily Isham - appointed by Diocesan Council
Dr Emily Isham is trained as a GP Obstetrician with qualifications in Public Health and skin cancer; currently working at Hobart Skin Cancer Clinic and in health literacy with Rare Cancers Australia. She’s also currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Divinity at Ridley Theological College.
She grew up as a missionary child with her family in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and her consequent passion for international development and global health has influenced her starting up and running a not-for-profit organisation in Congo, and undertaking some volunteer work with Church Missionary Society over the last decade.
Emily is married to Seth, a secondary art teacher, and they are raising their 4 remaining children, after sadly losing their 6-year-old son to aggressive cancer in March 2019. Emily is otherwise a keen runner, swimmer and is involved in music at church, other church service teams, and assistance at her children’s schools. They regularly attend St. Clement’s Anglican Church in Kingston, and are grateful for the prayer and support that community provided through their son’s years of cancer.