Anglicare Board

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.

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.

Board Committees:

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.

Our 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 and similar 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 in 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 January 2015 he was appointed to the Australian Accounting Standards Board (retired in December 2020) and was a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board from 2016 to 2021. For four years until November 2021, Mike chaired the board of TasTAFE, Tasmania’s public provider of vocational educational training.

    Mike’s current roles include chairing Tasmania’s Electoral Commission and the Department of Health Audit and Risk Committee and member of board of Anglicare Tasmania,  the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand Audit Committee the Audit and Risk Committee at the University of Tasmania.

    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 was awarded an AM in the Queen’s birthday honours in June 2021.

    He is married to Jenny. They have three children and two grandchildren and three fostered grandchildren. Mike and Jenny love living in Tasmania and Mike is a keen golfer.

  • 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.

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