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The Board


Steve Scudamore, FCA, SF Fin, FAICD, became Chairman of the Board of Amana Living in July 2011 replacing retired Chairman Peter Dawes. Steve held a number of senior positions ,including Chairman of the WA office of KPMG for 8 and a half years and a senior partner with KPMG for 20 years specialising in the Energy and Natural Resources sector and Corporate Finance Services.

He serves as a non executive director on the Boards of Aquila Resources and MDA Insurance and is Chairman of not for profit organisation Amana Living(formerly the Anglican Homes group ) He is also trustee of the Western Australian Museum and a Councillor to Curtin University.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts – History and Economics (Oxon) He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and England and Wales, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.


Ian Ludlow


Mr Ian Ludlow, BCom, CA, AFAIM, joined the Board of Amana Living in July 2003 as the Archbishop’s nominee. Ian replaced Roger Port as Deputy Chairman in July 2013. Ian is also Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is the Director of Facilities Management for the Anglican Diocese of Perth and has previous experience in business and property management for the Anglican Church and in independent schools and tax and business services in public practice.

Tracy Armson

Ms Tracy Armson BA (Hons) MBA, GAICD, was appointed to the Amana Living Board in October 2007. She is an experienced strategic manager, with twenty years experience in the marketing of significant international brands, such as Tate and Lyle (Lyle’s Golden Syrup), Boots the Chemist (Nurafen, No 7 Cosmetics), and national and state brands such as Hahn Premium, Peters Ice-cream (Connoisseur) Lotto, Powerball and Oz Lotto, and more recently the RAC. Tracy established her own marketing consultancy (Sage Consultancy) in January 2006, and has completed a number of strategic marketing and planning projects for clients such as MacMahon Holdings Ltd, GESB, Office of Road Safety, Channel 9, Synergy and Western Power. Tracy is also trained in facilitation and in particular the process of achieving Rapid Consensus™, which combines the right process, with the right environment and people to ensure collaboration, engagement and agreement in a time friendly manner.

Karen Field

Mrs Karen L Field, BEc, MAICD was appointed to the Board of Amana Living in September 2002. Karen is a professional non-executive director who has had extensive experience in the resources sector over several decades, in both Australia and in South America, and brings to the Board specialist strategic planning, human resources and project management skills.

Dr Peter Rudolph MBBS, DipGerMed, graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1982.  Subsequently, he trained in geriatric medicine in Victoria and was awarded a Diploma of Geriatric Medicine in 1988.  Peter worked in geriatric medicine and rehabilitation for a number of years at the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital in Victoria where he headed the Aged Care Assessment Team.  He participated on the Executive of the Senior Medical Staff Group as Secretary and Chairman and served on the Board of the Shepparton and District Retirement Village.  In 1993, Peter took the position of Director Assessment and Rehabilitation at the Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah Hospitals in New South Wales, where he headed the Aged Care Assessment Team and was involved in a number of medical specialties as well as working in Aboriginal health for two years.  In 2001, Peter returned to work in geriatric medicine at the inner-city aged care service through Royal Perth Hospital and Mercy Restorative Unit.  Peter provides medical input in outpatient rehabilitation, falls clinic assessments, memory service assessments, as well as general geriatric medical assessments.  During this period, he has also done sessional work with Bentley, Armadale and Swan District Hospitals’ Geriatric Medical Departments.  Peter provides medical services for aged care patients in residential care, as well as being involved in a transitional care program at Brightwater in Kingsley.  Peter continues to be involved in research projects concerning memory and dementia.  In recent years, he has undertaken additional studies in health services management through Charles Sturt University and is scheduled to complete a Masters of Health Services Management in 2010.

Dr Robyn Lawrence MBBS MBA FRACMA GAICD trained at the University of Western Australia and worked as a clinician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before commencing training in Medical Administration in 1997. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA) in 2003.

Prior to her current position, she was the Executive Director of Innovation and Health System Reform within the WA Department of Health. In this role she had oversight of all major system reform initiatives in WA, including elective surgery, acute demand (4 Hour Rule Program) and ambulatory care, and was WA’s representative on the Health Policy Priorities Principal Committee. This role also had responsibility for the Aged Care Directorate in WA Health.

Dr Lawrence’s past positions include Director of Clinical Services at Royal Perth Hospital and the inaugural Executive Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Service.

Robyn became a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) in 2010. Her current role as Executive Director of Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group includes management of both Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals.

Damian Gordon BBus, FCA, FFin, MAICD joined Hawaiian as the Chief Financial Officer in February 2002 and is responsible for the group's financial activities, real estate developments and financial asset portfolio. He was appointed to the Hawaiian Board in June 2008.

Damian's career began in the Corporate Finance division of KPMG, followed by five years working in various corporate roles in the engineering, mining and resource development sectors.

Damian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of Finsia and a Member of the AICD.  He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law) from Curtin University, a Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management) and completed INSEAD’s inaugural LEAP (Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice) Program in 2012 / 13.  

Damian was appointed to the Board of Youth Focus in June 2012 and joined the Board of Amana Living in August 2013.


The Visitor

Roger Herft The Right Reverend Roger Adrian Herft was elected as the Seventh Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan of the Province of Western Australia and was inaugurated on 11 June 2005. He is a member of the General Synod Standing Committee, Appellate Tribunal and chairs the General Synod Liturgy Commission.