Esteban Cox

Chief Executive Officer

Esteban arrived in Australia from Argentina in 2015 to lead a global provider of renal care to patients with chronic kidney disease in Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to arriving in Australia, Esteban was the Finance Director for Latin America and acted as Chief Executive Officer for companies based in Argentina and Uruguay. In 2018, Esteban and his family moved to the Northen Territory where he took on the role of Chief Financial Officer with Anglicare NT. It was here where he gained invaluable experience in the NDIS, social and age care services. As member of the leadership team, Estaban collaborated setting strategies for service delivery, including age care and monitored quality of delivery, risk and financial performance.

Esteban became captivated by Tasmania’s culture, geography, and its people during his many visits of the island state to the extent that he and his wife decided Tasmania to be their place live and retire in Australia. Esteban is passionate about caring for our senior citizens, which is why he decided to collaborate with an age care services provider joining Southern Cross Care Tasmania as a director and recently as its CEO, which he has embraced with full heart.

Jara Dean

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jara has over 15 years of experience in financial management and reporting, governance, legislative compliance, and risk management. Jara holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Southern Queensland and is a member of both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ. Before beginning at Southern Cross Care in January 2021, Jara held senior roles at the Tasmanian Audit Office and accounting firms, providing audit and advisory services to clients across Australia and Tasmania. .

Charlotte Bai

Deputy Interim Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte has over 25 years’ experience working in the health and aged care industries.  Charlotte is a Registered Nurse who has worked in both the hospital and aged care environments and has held the positions of Deputy Care Manager and Care Manager for large Aged Care Facilities in Canberra.  Charlotte has a passion for providing high quality care for both residential aged care and independent living clients to assist them to remain healthy, happy and experience graceful ageing.  Charlotte has a Diploma of Management and a Master of Management and Administration.

Kate Beven

Chief People and Culture

Kate is a people centred leader with 20 years experience in People and Culture, encompassing Human Resources Management, Learning and Development, Work, Health, Safety and Wellbeing and Change Management. 

Kate’s previous roles are a mix of people, general and project management where a demonstrated track record in shaping organisational culture and driving strategic initiatives that align with the company’s goals and objectives was forged. 

Kate’s experience is supported by a Bachelor of Business, a Masters in International Business from Swinburne University and a Masters in Leadership from Northeastern University.  Kate was a 2021 graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program, a graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors course and has completed a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Cathryn Kerr

Executive Manager, Estate Development

Cathryn has 27 years’ experience in the architectural industry. She has a demonstrated history of effective leadership, managing multi-disciplinary architectural teams and project consultants to successful outcomes. Cathryn holds a degree with a major in architecture and minor in city and regional planning, and a PhD in urban design. She believes the built environment significantly influences a person’s quality of life, that it has physiological impact, can determine comfort, and will contribute to wellbeing. Her greatest enjoyment is delivering a space or a place that makes a positive difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people.