We see possibility

At Holdsworth we see the world as it could be – where the community comes together to make things better for everyone. And it’s our people who rally to transform that vision into meaningful community outcomes.

We value independence, trust, kindness and openness. We spend our days making sure our participants can get the most out of theirs.

Can you make an impact?

Our team

Board of Directors

Lyn Ainsworth MStrat HRM (UOW), BA, LLB (Syd)

Chair

Appointed in 2018. Lyn has worked for more than 16 years in executive leadership roles in the not-for-profit disability sector focusing on building culture, leading change and innovation initiatives including nine years at House with No Steps as Head of Strategy, Excellence and Innovation. Lyn is a lawyer by trade and also has significant human resource management expertise.

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Lyn Ainsworth <span>MStrat HRM (UOW), BA, LLB (Syd)</span>

Lyn Ainsworth MStrat HRM (UOW), BA, LLB (Syd)

Chair

Karn Nelson BA (UCL) YMP (INSEAD)

Deputy Chair

Appointed in 2017, Karn is Executive GM, Strategic Policy and Research at aged care provider, the Whiddon Group. Karn has wide experience as a brand strategist working in Australia and internationally with strategic marketing and creative services agencies. She is passionate about arts and health and about enabling older people to stay connected to the things that matter to them and to continue to participate, contribute and be valued in society. She is a member of the Social Impact Committee.

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Karn Nelson <span>BA (UCL) YMP (INSEAD)</span>

Karn Nelson BA (UCL) YMP (INSEAD)

Deputy Chair

Lucinda Regan BEc LLB (Syd) Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA, formerly SIA)

Following a successful career in the legal industry as a senior lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth (which included an 18 month secondment to SOCOG in preparation for the Sydney Olympic Games), Lucinda focused on her commercial career, working in the banking, and then property and construction industry. During her time at Deutsche Bank and Walter Construction Group she gained extensive commercial experience in risk strategy, project commercial analysis, budgeting and project delivery, rising to senior leadership positions. During this time, she gained a strong reputation for her strategic and negotiation skills, as well as her ability to see projects to completion.

Lucinda lives and works locally, having also attended high school in Rose Bay.

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Lucinda Regan <span>BEc LLB (Syd) Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA, formerly SIA)</span>

Lucinda Regan BEc LLB (Syd) Graduate Diploma Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA, formerly SIA)

Emma Hunt BA Econ, (USyd), MIRel (USyd)

Appointed in 2019, Emma is a senior executive and entrepreneurial leader with more than twenty years of strategy expertise across the Financial services, Telecommunications and Retail sectors. Emma not only brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working in multinational and ASX listed businesses, consistently focusing on technology creating new business models, she is also a member of our Playgroup community. Emma is also a member of the Audit &amp; Risk Committee.

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Emma Hunt <span>BA Econ, (USyd), MIRel (USyd)</span>

Emma Hunt BA Econ, (USyd), MIRel (USyd)

Andy Hobbs LLB (University of Reading), Accounting Studies (ACCA)

Appointed in 2018. Andy is Director, Commercial Policy at NSW Treasury. Andy has more than twelve years of experience in the public sector – working for the UK national government in finance until 2016 and in the NSW Treasury since his move to Australia. Andy has considerable expertise in financial policy and strategy as well as a solid commitment to volunteering for grassroots community organisations, particularly in the mental health field.

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Andy Hobbs <span>LLB (University of Reading), Accounting Studies (ACCA)</span>

Andy Hobbs LLB (University of Reading), Accounting Studies (ACCA)

Dr Allan Shell MB BS (UNSW), Grad Dip Public Health (UNSW)

For over 40 years Allan has lived and worked in our community, as a local GP in Rose Bay, and as a Director member of the Wolper Jewish Hospital in Woollahra. He is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer, in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW, and over the past 10 years has been a lead facilitator for a national program in Dementia and Aged Care education.

More recently he has joined the Woollahra Council’s sponsored Dementia Alliance committee, to assist in the promotion of a more Dementia Friendly Community; and, has also been involved with Holdsworth Community and the Council in a number of dementia education and other community activities.

Newly appointed as a Director, he brings with him more than 20 years of NFP Public Company experience, having served and held a number of honorary officer positions on the Wolper’s Board of Management.

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Dr Allan Shell <span>MB BS (UNSW), Grad Dip Public Health (UNSW)</span>

Dr Allan Shell MB BS (UNSW), Grad Dip Public Health (UNSW)

Anna Ashenden

Appointed in 2022, Anna has over 15 years’ experience in the for purpose sector, with deep passion for supporting people and communities to thrive. Currently a Principal in the Consulting team at Social Ventures Australia, her background includes extensive experience with grassroots, national and international NGOs, governments, and the United Nations. She is a skilled facilitator and community engagement professional and has worked closely with communities on complex issues including mental health, housing and homelessness, employment, and social isolation.

Anna is a Member of the AICD, and former Chair of the NSW SIMNA branch. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours), a Master of International and Community Development, and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, as well as tertiary qualifications in participatory project management.

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Anna Ashenden

Anna Ashenden

Jennifer Herrera BSc. LLB (AU), MBA (USA)

Appointed in 2022, Jennifer has 30+ years’ experience in the corporate sector in a wide variety of roles. Jennifer worked as a corporate lawyer in both Australia and the UK before moving to the US in 1990 to complete her MBA and work for National Basketball Association in a wide range of areas – marketing, sponsorship, and consumer products before returning to Australia in 2003. Since returning, Jennifer has worked in a variety of loyalty marketing , payments and product development roles. Jennifer currently works for the Commonwealth Bank overseeing growth for their new in-app shopping experience. In 2018-19 Jennifer took a career break to care for her mother with Alzheimer’s and is grateful for the care and services provided by Holdsworth and is committed in supporting the organisation to grow in the future.

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Jennifer Herrera <span>BSc. LLB (AU), MBA (USA)</span>

Jennifer Herrera BSc. LLB (AU), MBA (USA)

Management Team

Jason Malone

CEO

Jason comes to Holdsworth with over 20 years of experience across the banking, manufacturing, distribution and aged care sectors. He is passionate about making a difference and helping organisations to deliver person-centric solutions to ensure people feel valued and respected.

He has led organisations through business turnaround, due diligence, acquisition, integration and crisis management. Jason lives locally and knows Holdsworth well.

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Jason Malone

Jason Malone

CEO

Rob Lancuba

Chief Financial Officer

Rob joined Holdsworth in 2022 with over 20 years of experience across the FMCG, Advertising &amp; Marketing, Retail, Services, and Aged &amp; Disability sectors. Rob has managed organisations through business turnaround and transformation, due diligence, acquisition, and IPO. He is an entrepreneurial, strategically oriented CFO dedicated to growing &amp; scaling companies and organisations.

Rob enjoys partnering with the CEO, the Leadership Team and the wider business to inspire people to think differently, nurture them, challenge them, understand their fears, and give them the confidence to step forward and be superstars! His passion is helping Holdsworth deliver on its commitments to the Community and Clients as well as plan for the future through the delivery of value-added financial insights and strategy. He believes being a CFO is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

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Rob Lancuba

Rob Lancuba

Chief Financial Officer

JouJou Faulkner

Head of Operations

JouJou joined Holdsworth in 2019 bringing with her over 17 years of marketing experience. JouJou’s extensive knowledge of the Australian Ageing sector comes from thorough research and in-house experience working for one of Australia’s leading Retirement Living property developers and operators.

After spending years working for global brands and niche start-ups, JouJou knows that to build a strong market position and long-term strategic growth – an organisation needs to start with the people. JouJou is a huge advocate for giving back to the community and has an aspiration to help Holdsworth deliver on its community promise.

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JouJou Faulkner

JouJou Faulkner

Head of Operations

Brooke Norrie

Head of Community Care

Brooke joined Holdsworth in 2022 with over 13 years of experience in the community sector and a strong background in leadership, business management, business development, case management, project management and working with Government funding within the aged care and disability sectors.

Lead by her values and ethical approach, Brooke enjoys working closely with the community and Holdsworth. Brooke has a degree in the Social Sciences with training and qualifications in dementia, home care budgets, quality auditing and mental health first aid. Her passion for working with the community is demonstrated through experience leading teams and advocating for our older generation to ensure they have awareness of what is available to them, connecting them to services and support to continue living safely and independently at home.

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Brooke Norrie

Brooke Norrie

Head of Community Care

Kim Tipoki

Community Care Manager (NDIS and Family Services)

Overall management of our Community Programs is the responsibility of Community Care Manager, Kim Tipoki who has over 15 years of experience working in the community sector-leading small and large teams of staff. Kim has Mental Health update qualifications, Advanced Certificate in Business Management, Cert IV Disability Studies, and is currently studying for Cert IV Training and Assessment.

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Kim Tipoki

Kim Tipoki

Community Care Manager (NDIS and Family Services)

Rohan Newcomb

Community Care Manager (Transport & Meals)
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Rohan Newcomb

Rohan Newcomb

Community Care Manager (Transport & Meals)

Simon Wise

People & Culture Manager
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Simon Wise

Simon Wise

People & Culture Manager