Chief Executive Officer
Commencing as Chief Executive Officer in January 2017 Tony’s extensive career encompasses work in the welfare and financial sectors.
Working as the Managing Director of State Trustees Tony spent 11 years overseeing the management and operation of the financial and legal service that supports those under a statutory appointment from VCAT. State Trustees employed over 450 people with a gross revenue of over $65m. Under Tony’s management State Trustees grew from 7,000 clients to over 9,200 clients.
Tony’s professional career includes 25 years working for the National Australia Bank (NAB) in domestic and international positions across Marketing and Credit Strategy & Planning. Tony also took a secondment to NAB’s former subsidiary in Northern Ireland.
Tony’s industry leadership positions have included President of the Trustee Companies Association, Member of the Financial Services Council Board Trustee Committee, Treasurer of the Australian Guardianship and Administration Council and a member of the Association of the Australian Public Trustees.
A graduate of the Queensland University of Technology, Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a CPA, he is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Appointed Centacare General Manager of Corporate Services in 2011 Peta holds over 22 years’ experience as an accountant across a range of businesses including 7 years as Financial Controller for Polaris Australia & New Zealand.
Peta is a current Board Member of UFS Dispensaries Ltd and sits on the Waubra Primary School Council. Previously Peta served as the National president of Junior Chamber in 2001 and the International Vice President in 2005.
Peta holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Acctg), Graduate Diploma Corporate Governance and is currently studying her MBA. She is professionally accredited CPA and MAICD.
Employment Services and Centacare Housing
Appointed General Manager of Employment Services and Centacare Housing in 2018 Donald has an extensive background in Employment, Business Management and Leadership.
Donald holds a proven track record in managing national, state and regional operations and has comprehensive experience in jobactive and Disability Employment Services contracts.
Donald’s recent roles include National Executive Manager in jobactive at Yourtown and Regional Manager at Sureways.
Family & Community Services
Commencing with Centacare in 2009 Deanna is currently appointed as the General Manager, Family and Community Services with responsibility for family services, the family relationship centre and mental health services.
Deanna’s previous roles include 22 years with the Department of Health/ Human Services Victoria and General Services Manager Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital.
Family & Community Services
Lyn Commenced with Centacare in December 2017 and is appointed to the role of General Manager Family and Community Services with responsibility for family services, youth services and the victims assistance program.
Lyn holds 25 years’ experience in the child, youth and family services sector, including extensive experience as a private consultant. Previous positions have included working as a Team Leader, Program Manager and Executive Manager of community, family and out of home care services.
Lyn also holds a breadth of knowledge in training, quality, and government policy and change initiatives in the community services sector. Lyn has managed health services and equity and diversity programs within the higher education sector.
Lyn holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Diploma of Management and is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, and the Deakin Alumni Association.
Our organisation chart (below ) details the program areas each of our Executive team members are responsible for.