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Stephanie Buckland

Stephanie Buckland BS, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Buckland joined Amana Living in 2016 with a background in leadership, marketing and product management. Since joining the organisation, she has worked with the board and senior management team to initiate a program of change and transformation to bring Amana Living closer to its customers. Significant initiatives include the Dedicated Staffing Model, implemented in all residential care centres; the launch of the Amana Living Training Institute; the acquisition of Meadow Springs retirement village in Mandurah; and taking over delivery of CHSP in the Cities of Wanneroo and Fremantle, which added 700 new clients to Amana Living’s home care services.

Prior to joining Amana Living, Stephanie was CEO of Tourism WA for six years. Earlier in her career, she held senior marketing roles with BankWest and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in the USA and Australia.

Stephanie is a Board member of Aged and Community Services Australia and Chair of the WA Divisional Council; a Director of Anglicare Australia and a member of the Curtin University Business School Advisory Council. Stephanie has a Bachelors degree in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

Stephanie Buckland
Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams BA, GAICD

Chief Operating Officer

Jenny joined Amana Living in 2012 as General Manager Human Resources and took up the Home Care & Housing portfolio in January 2017. In July 2021, Jenny acquired the residential care portfolio, and begun her new title; General Manager of Care and Services.

Jenny has held senior leadership roles in a range of industries including construction, finance, and aged care. Jenny has developed extensive experience in all aspects of HR strategy and best practice supported by sound business principals. Jenny is a member of the Aged and Community Services Australia's Community Care Committee and sits on the Property Council of WA’s Retirement Living Committee.

Jenny has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Jenny Williams
Lee Watson

Lee Watson MA, FCCA, GAICD

Chief Financial Officer

Lee has more than 10 years’ experience as a chief financial officer leading multi-disciplinary functions with a proven track record in leading change and improving business performance, including in the aged care sector.

He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA), holds a master’s degree in leadership and change, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He also holds a directorship in the not-for-profit sector.

Lee Watson
Stephen Thomas

Stephen Thomas BCom

General Manager People & Culture

Stephen re-joined Amana Living in December 2020 as General Manager People and Culture, following a previous tenure leading the Human Resources Team.

Stephen has held a variety of people and culture leadership roles in the acute care, aged care and disability sectors over the past 15 years and has extensive experience across health and human service sectors. Stephen is skilled in developing and implementing people related strategy and HR management across all aspects of the employee lifecycle.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

Stephen Thomas
Revd Jeni Goring

Revd Jeni Goring BA, BSOCWK, BD

Senior Chaplain

Jeni is currently acting Senior Chaplain and leads our Chaplaincy team.

As well as her responsibilities as Chaplain to our care centre and housing residents, Jeni supports our home care and transition care clients.

Revd Jeni Goring
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