Judith Fishlock


Jude joined the Board in March 2022 and brings an established 35 year career in the Aged Care sector both in NSW and ACT. With extensive experience in high level aged care strategy and compliance, Jude is looking forward to using her skill set to drive important Royal Commission changes and set up Southern Cross Care as an employer of choice and leader of the aged care services in Tasmania.

Sonya Beyers

Deputy Chair

Sonya Beyers is a governance advisor who evaluates processes and frameworks to optimise organisational performance. She also leverages her expertise as a qualified solicitor to troubleshoot a range of issues. Sonya looks forward to adding value to SCC’s mission through the model of leadership expected in the Royal Commission’s governance reforms.
Sonya’s director portfolio includes Presiding Member of The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia, and Non-Executive Director on IES College and Australian Affordable Housing Solutions. Sonya is also a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Not-For-Profit Committee.

Kelly Walker


A dynamic Non-Executive Director with a diversity of valuable experience in various organisations, which includes strong commercial and finance skills, innovative thinking, experience in business strategy, risk management, organisational culture, change and governance.
With her background as a Chartered Accountant, GAICD qualification and recent attainment of her Cyber Risk Management course through Harvard and the Prosci Change Management Certification, Kelly is well placed to provide a well-rounded perspective that will assist the future objectives of Southern Cross Care.

Alexander MacAskill


Alex has been a valued Board member since 2006 and brings clinical nursing, leadership and management skills to the table having held the position of Nurse Manager Procurement at Department of Health and Human Resources Nurse for over 40 years. She is a member of Golden Key Honorary Society, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Alayne Baker


Alayne currently holds the position of Executive Manager People & Culture, Archdiocese of Hobart/CatholicCare. Her depth of knowledge in human resources highlighted in her 5 year tenure as State president of the Australian HR Institute. Workforce planning, leadership and organisational development have been the backbone of her career. Alayne is dedicated to seeing others succeed and her contribution to the Board will be an asset to all employees at Southern Cross Care Tasmania.

Kellie Dean


Kellie has experience and capability in overseeing a broad range of corporate functions, including legal and governance, human resources, risk and strategy, safety and wellbeing and stakeholder relations. She is currently the General Manager of Corporate Services and Company Secretary at Metro Tasmania. Kellie received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 2000 from the University of Tasmania, and since then, has also completed her Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Company Director course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kellie is also Chair of the Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS), and was previously Deputy Chair of Li-Ve Tasmania, a leading disability support organisation.

Dr Christine Kilpatrick


Christine has a 20-year career as a senior executive including15 years as a chief executive, most recently as the Chief Executive Office for the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Prior to these appointments she was a neurologist, specialising in epilepsy, working in both public and private practice. She has served on multiple health, research and health related Boards.
With 20 years of experience as a neurologist, 20 years as an executive including 15 years as a Chief Executive Officer of large, complex, highly regulated and public facing organisations, and experience as a Non-Executive Director of health services, research institutes and health related entities, Christine has outstanding competencies and skills to complement the Southern Cross Care Board and will bring breadth and diversity to the Board’s experience and expertise.

Dr Jane Sargison


Jane is a Professional Engineer, consultant and independent director experienced in engineering, research and commercialisation of technology. She was awarded Australian and Tasmanian Professional Engineer for the year2011 for achievements as an innovative engineer, strategic thinker and work in attracting women to study engineering. Her experience includes independent directorships, engineering consultancy, engineering RD& D, small business expertise and university sector leadership.