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Structure of 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 monthly. It reviews the financial reports and makes recommendations to the whole Board.

Board Members

ROSEMARY CALLINGHAM (Chair) – appointed by the Bishop

Rosemary Callingham is Associate Professor in mathematics education at the University of Tasmania. She has a PhD, masters degrees in Education and Public Administration, and teaching qualifications. She has an extensive background in education in Australia, at school, system and tertiary levels. She has worked on projects in Hong Kong and North Korea as well as in many parts of Australia.

Rosemary has been involved in a variety of capacities for community organisations including Guides Tasmania and the RSPCA in the UK.  She is a member of Holy Trinity Church in Launceston and in her spare time enjoys needlework and other crafts. She has two adult daughters who both live in Victoria.

JOAN HARVEY (Deputy Chair) – appointed by Synod

Joan Harvey is a mathematics/science teacher with over 40 years teaching experience in government and non-government schools in Victoria and Tasmania and over 30 years experience in education administration mainly in the areas of curriculum and day to day organisation. She has a Bachelor of Science (chemistry, physics and mathematics) and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Melbourne University. She has been the Tasmanian grade 12 external setting examiner for chemistry for several years.

Joan is a member of the Parish of Burnie and is currently a worship leader, church warden, lay chair of Parish Council, synod representative and a member of the nomination committee. She is the chair of committees for Synod, an elected member of Diocesan Council and chair of Roland Children’s Services Inc.

Joan is married to Reg, an industrial chemist/process engineer. They have 3 adult sons and 6 grandchildren. She is interested in travel, sport - especially cricket, reading, knitting and gardening.

CRAIG BARLING – appointed by members of Anglicare

Craig Barling is the Chief Financial Officer of the University of Tasmania; a position held since April 2013.

Craig previously worked at News Corporation from 2009, most recently as General Manager Finance – Victoria overseeing the finance operations for the Herald Sun, Leader and Geelong Advertiser. This followed his role as Chief Financial Officer for Davies Brothers Pty Limited, the publishers of the Mercury newspaper. Prior to joining News, Craig spent 13 years with Deloitte, an international Chartered Accounting firm, where he was an audit and corporate finance partner.

Craig is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors. Until November 2012, Craig was a director of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Tasmania Division).

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 Llanherne Golf Club.

EKATERINA SKALIDIS – appointed by members of Anglicare

Ekaterina is a lawyer with M+K Dobson Mitchell and Allport. Ekaterina practices in the area of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.  She appears in the Federal, Supreme and Magistrates Courts, Fair Work Australia, as well as some tribunals, and regularly appears with clients at mediation.

She is a past Director of the Greek Orthodox Church and Benevolent Society (Greek Community of Hobart) from 2005 to 2008, and Vice President of Hellenics Abroad for Victoria and Tasmania (2009-2011).  She is a past Committee member and Secretary of the ESTIA Greek Festival and past Secretary of the Young Lawyers Committee.

Ekaterina is a 3rd Degree Black Belt.  She is a past Oceana Champion, Australian Champion and Tasmanian Champion in sparring.  She enjoys dedicating her time in assisting in female self defence classes.  She is also a keen supporter of the St Kilda football club.

STEPHEN CARNABY – appointed by Synod

Stephen has worked as a local Anglican Church minister around Tasmania, in Burnie, Sandy Bay and Bellerive, for the past 17 years.  He is the Archdeacon and Mission Support Officer for the South East network.  He was the the Diocesan Media Officer for 14 years.  He holds Bachelor of Ministry and Master of Arts (Theology) degrees.

As part of his ministry, 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.

Prior to Anglican ministry, Stephen studied Economics and Political Science (B. Ec) at the University of Tasmania, before working in public administration.

Stephen has been married to Joanne for 22 years and has a teenage son and daughter.  His interests include playing soccer, reading, and supporting the Collingwood Football Club.

MICHAEL (MIKE) PAINE – appointed by members of Anglicare

Mike is currently the General Manager Customer Engagement and Network Operations at TasNetworks, a position he has held since February 2014.

Mike has 23 years experience in senior management roles in Local Government and 10 years as a CEO of Water Utilities in Victoria and Tasmania.

In Tasmania, Mike was the founding CEO of Cradle Mountain Water and then the CEO of Southern Water. Mike is a past founding director of! and has held many committee roles and supported many community initiatives.

Mike holds tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management. Mike is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Engineers and a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Mike’s interests include being a rugby referee’s assistant, snow skiing and family.

JENNIFER CAVANOUGH - appointed by Diocesan Council

Jennifer is currently the Safe Church Communities Coordinator for the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania. Her professional experience is in the areas of education and counselling. She has a Master of Education, specialising in counselling. Jennifer is a Teacher of the Deaf, and has also provided educational support in public schools for teams of people working with children with various disabilities across all ages. Jennifer lectured in Family Systems at Tabor College. She previously worked with Anglicare as their Relationships Educator. In her private counselling business she has specialised in counselling and mentoring women and teenage girls.

Having grown up with a sister who is Deaf has given Jennifer a personal insight into the impact of discrimination and lack of equity experienced by those who have a disability. Jennifer is a keen advocate for people with a disability to have their own voice and access to appropriate education.

Jennifer is married to Paul, the Director of Ministry in the Anglican Diocese. They have two adult sons. Jennifer and Paul worship at Wellspring, and enjoy travelling, gardening, music, reading and their two Kerrie Blue Terriers.

DAVID PETERS OAM – appointed by the Bishop

David has worked in both the private and public sectors. He retired as Deputy Secretary of the State Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, and as Commissioner of Transport, in 2012. He has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Graduate Certificate of Public Sector Management and Certificate of Theology and Ministry.

David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David is a member, Parish Treasurer and synod representative of the Parish of Bellerive. He is Deputy Diocesan Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania and an elected member of Diocesan Council. He is involved in a number of community organisations, including Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania where he is a Director and Treasurer.

David is married to Sue and has held a lifelong interest in community music. He is an active member of the Glenorchy City Concert Brass and is a life member of the National Band Council of Australia, the Tasmanian Bands League and the City of Launceston RSL Brass.

JENNIFER HERCOTT – appointed by Diocesan Council

Jennifer is a highly skilled and experienced business and educational leader with a broad background covering a number of industry sectors including health, social services and education.  She has a passion for Organisational Dynamics, Systems Improvement & Risk Management. Her base qualifications are in Health, Business and Education,  with Post Graduate qualifications in Management (CSU) and Divinity (ACT).

Jennifer is currently the Assistant Minister at Northside Anglican, having previously served at the Children's Chaplain at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and at St Marks Anglican Church in Bellerive.

She is married to Colin with one teenage son still living at home; she loves all sports (especially cricket and rugby), reading and learning.