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Our board is comprised of nine members

Our Board oversees the Chief Executive Officer and other senior management in the competent and ethical operation of Amana Living on a day-to-day basis.

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Our Board oversees the Chief Executive Officer and other senior management in the competent and ethical operation of Amana Living on a day-to-day basis.
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Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson B Juris, LLB, FGIA, FICSA, FAICD

CHAIR

Chair

Sue joined the board in 2017 and was appointed chair in September 2021. Prior to this she was deputy chair from September 2019 and chair of the Governance Sub-committee.

Sue has extensive leadership experience in the governance, education, mining and banking sectors.

Sue Wilson
Tim Urquhart

Tim Urquhart BArch(Hons)

DEPUTY CHAIR

Finance & Audit Sub-Committee

Tim was appointed to the Amana Living board in November 2016 and is a Member of the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee.

Tim is the Director of Property, Facilities and Development at Curtin University, leading a complex portfolio responsible for transforming the physical fabric of the university including a billion dollar investment into a global innovation precinct.

Tim Urquhart
Damian Gordon

Damian Gordon FCA, SF Fin, FAICD

TREASURER

Chair of Finance & Audit Sub-Committee

Damian Gordon was appointed to the Amana Living board in August 2013. He is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee.

Damian is an Executive Director and former Chief Financial Officer of Hawaiian with responsibility for the group's financial management, and oversight of its investments in land sub-divisions and financial assets.

Damian Gordon
Jennifer Delany Vaessen

Jennifer Delany Vaessen BCom CA

BOARD MEMBER

Finance & Audit Sub-Committee

Jennifer was appointed to the Amana Living board in December 2018 and is a member of the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee.

Jennifer is a partner in Deloitte’s A&A Advisory practice. She leads the WA Public Sector and Healthcare Advisory practice.

Jennifer Delany Vaessen
Ian Thubron

Ian Thubron MA (Cantab.), MAICD

BOARD MEMBER

Governance Sub-Committee

Ian was appointed to the Amana Living board in June 2020. He is Principal of Asia Strategies, a strategic and advisory firm to companies and brands wishing to enter Asian markets or increase current engagements.

Ian is Chairman of Blue Tree Project, director of D’Orsogna Ltd and Good Samaritan Industries, and a Parish Councillor at Christ Church Claremont.

Ian Thubron
Catherine Stoddart

Catherine Stoddart BNurse, MProjMgt, MBA

BOARD MEMBER

Chair of Clinical & Care Sub-Committee

Catherine was appointed to the Amana Living board in June 2020.

Catherine is the Deputy Director General, Governance, Integrity and Reform at the Department of Communities and former Chief Nurse of WA.

Catherine has focussed her career on improving the lives of vulnerable groups of people.

Catherine Stoddart
Dr Gail Ross-Adjie

Dr Gail Ross-Adjie RN, MClinNurs, Grad Cert BusAdmin PhD

BOARD MEMBER

Clinical and Care Sub-Committee

Gail was appointed to the Amana Living board in July 2021.

Gail has extensive senior nursing experience across a variety of clinical areas. She is a skilled nurse researcher, and is currently practicing as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.

Dr Gail Ross-Adjie
Dr Michael Gannon

Dr Michael Gannon MB, BS (W.A.), MRCPI, FRANZCOG, FAICD, FAMA

Board Member

Clinical & Care Sub-Committee

Michael was appointed to the Amana Living board in December 2021.

Michael is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at St John of God Subiaco and King Edward Memorial hospitals.

Michael has extensive board experience as a member of the board of MDA National Insurance (currently president) and the Australian Medical Association, including two years as its national president (2016-2018). He possesses considerable experience in clinical governance through a variety of roles.

Dr Michael Gannon
Robert Breden

Robert Breden BCom (Hon), GAICD

Board Member

Finance & Audit Sub-Committee

Rob was appointed to Amana Living board in December 2021. He has extensive senior global management experience in international finance and global capital markets.

Rob is the general manager of Peel Renewable Energy, where he has led the development of the Peel Industrial Renewable Energy Microgrid project.

Robert Breden
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