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Board of Directors

SwanCare Board of Directors


Chairman - Ms Etta Palumbo

Elected October 2016
Commenced on Board May 2013

Director level professional with 25 years general management, external affairs, business development and marketing experience. Currently Director Business Development, Marketing & Public Affairs – Department of the Attorney General – The Public Trustee.



Ms Kim Hocking

Deputy Chair - Ms Kim Hocking

Elected October 2019
Commenced on the Board October 2017

Kim has extensive senior management experience in not-for-profit organisations across Aged Care, Disability, Mental Health and Homelessness sectors. Kim has qualifications in Business, Education and Community Services and holds a Graduate Certificate in Management and an MBA from Australian Institute of Business. Kim is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program and the 2018 recipient of a US scholarship between Ability First Australasia and Easterseals USA.



Mr John Bardwell

Commenced on Board August 2014

John brings over 25 years senior leadership experience in both financial services and IT services. He has specialised in IT service management, project management and financial management. John is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. John is also a director of the ASX listed IT software and services company Empired.



Ms Julie Brunner

Commenced on Board August 2011

A specialist in Town Planning, Julie was the head of the Curtin University Department of Town Planning and Urban Studies.  Currently providing consultancy services in the field of Town Planning, Julie brings specialised expertise related to building developments, project management and strategic planning to the Board. 



Prof. Robin Watts

Commenced on Board March 2011

Emeritus Professor of Nursing at Curtin University, Robin was previously Chair of Curtin Academic Board and director of the WA Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice (where she remains involved). Robin is highly experienced in the areas of nursing, ethics, governance and strategic planning.  




Mr Evan Nunn

Commenced on Board March 2011

Evan has 25 years’ senior management and executive level experience in various industries and has worked with medium through to large government trading enterprises as well as commercial and not-for-profit entities.  Evan brings expertise of financial management, accounting and strategy along with governance and risk management to the Board. 



Judd Dyer

Mr Judd Dyer

Commenced on the Board February 2018

Judd brings expertise in property development, financial management and risk management from a broad range of experience across the property industry in Australia spanning residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Judd has worked in senior roles across ASX listed, private property development and investment groups and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Town Planning, alongside a Masters of Applied Finance.



Rob Wilton

Mr Rob Wilton

Commenced on the Board July 2019

Rob has had an extensive career in commercial and Not-For-Profit roles as a CFO, including executive roles managing ICT, HR, & OH&S. During his career he also served as an Army Officer in the Special Forces of both the Australian and the British Army. Since leaving the military Rob has has held numerous positions in the corporate environment gaining experience in corporate finance and governance, as well as several NFP Boards.



Rob Wilton

Mr Dean Lavers

Commenced on the Board July 2019

Dean has over 30 years senior management experience that has included leading major capital construction projects and the delivery of facility and asset management services across large acute care hospitals. Dean’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



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