Meet The Team

Our team of professional and incredibly attentive care staff ensure that your years in retirement are stress-free and genuinely enjoyable from the moment you arrive. We do our utmost to support you and cater to your needs, by employing the help of our dedicated board and the local St John’s Parish.

Staff

Mrs Lee Jameson – CEO
Mrs Ann Currie – Administration Officer
Mr Graham Cole – Village Manager
Mr Gabor Molnar – Maintenance Officer

Board

Mr Brian Norris
Director

With accountability and reporting responsibility to the Bishop and the Bishop-in-Council, the Registrar is responsible for the effective management of the financial, administrative, legal, and secretarial functions of the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland.

Rev Tony Wicking
Director

Tony started work as a primary school teacher and spent seven years teaching in Melbourne schools.He then attended theological college and was ordained in March 1987 in Melbourne. He served as priest in a number of different parishes in Melbourne before moving to Echuca in 2005.

Tony has been in Bairnsdale since 2009. As part of his role as Rector of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church he has served on the Board, first of Gippsland Anglican Aged Care and then as Gippsland Anglican Retirement Living. He conducts monthly church services at Clifton Waters Village as well as being a regular visitor to the village.

Valerie Jones
Board Member

I was born and raised in Gippsland. Apart from a short time in Melbourne, I have lived at Morwell, Foster, Jeeralang Junction and Traralgon before retiring to Lakes Entrance 8 years ago. I attended St Annes CEGGS as a boarder.

I have 2 daughters – one is a doctor in Lakes Entrance and the other is an art teacher at Mirboo North Secondary College. I am very proud of my 2 ‘girls’ – the values they espouse and the way they work in the world.

After completing an Arts Degree and Diploma of Education I worked for the Education Department for 39 years. This experience included teaching English & Humanities at Foster HS, Welling HS, Fairhills HS and Traralgon HS: 4 years working as an educational consultant; 17 years working in ‘Principal Class’ – the last 14 years as Principal of Mirboo North Secondary College. I have completed post graduate studies in the teaching of English, business management and leadership. I am a graduate of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program. I represented Gippsland on the Australian Principal’s Federation for 12 years. I have undertaken training in a myriad of programs supporting my profession – from critical incident management to advanced mentoring.

Since retiring I have been able to become more involved in the Parish and Diocese. I am currently representing the Anglican Bishop and Gippsland Diocese on the Gippsland Grammar Board and GARLL Board. Since retiring I have also made a concerted effort to ‘try’ new things – eg an acapella singing group, a rail trail art project, a puppet theatre group, playing piano in the church ‘band’ – and voluntary work for the Community Health Centre. I enjoy reading, building dollhouses, patchwork and knitting – and keeping abreast of family tree data.

Louisa van Nugteren
Board Member

Louisa is a qualified solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of  Victoria.

Louisa has worked in the private, corporate and community legal sectors since 2000 in Melbourne and suburban areas. She has practiced in the areas of family law, family violence, mediation,  deceased estates, trusts and property.

Since 2007 she was the school chaplain at Bairnsdale Secondary college resigning in 2015 to continue on with private practice in a part time capacity.

Malcolm Findlay
Board Member

Born in Melbourne, growing up in a Vicarage in Prahran until a teenager, I knew nothing about life, until I travelled to Papua New Guinea in 1969 as an Australian Volunteer Abroad.

My job was to build a Hospital at the Anglican Mission at Oro Bay in the Northern Province of TPNG. I stayed 2 years and learnt more than I was able to teach.

I qualified as a Bricklayer before leaving Australia, so started my own building business on return, which I successfully operated in the Croydon/Lilydale area of Victoria for 10 years.

Returned to Papua New Guinea where I was a Project Manager for Post and Telecommunication Corporation in Port Moresby.

Completed my Diploma of Building and became registered as a Building Inspector.

I was employed as a Clerk of works with the State Bank of Victoria for 8 years along with similar period with Defence Housing Authority (Sale) and Monash University in Gippsland.

Completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, and an Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying in 2000.

Moved to East Gippsland to retire and instead started East Gippsland Building Surveyors P/L.

I am married to Pearl and we have adult children in Melbourne, Traralgon, & Bairnsdale. We are joint Directors of East Gippsland Building Surveyors P/L and work full time.

My interests are Music (all types), Architecture, V8 Racing, and Rotary Sunrise where Iam currently Director of International.

I hope to be able to assist the board about the re-development of Clifton Waters.