Our People

HammondCare is a company limited by guarantee whose purposes are charitable. HammondCare’s Association members appoint a Board of Directors who provide their expertise on a volunteer basis.

John Kightley

BCom, MPhil Oxon, CA (SA), CFA Institute USA

John Kightley has extensive investment management experience and is currently the Chairman of Maple-Brown Abbott Ltd. He also is the Chairman of Maple-Brown Abbott Global Infrastructure Pty Ltd, Maple-Brown Abbott Asia Pty Ltd and the Asset Allocation Committee of Maple-Brown Abbott. Until 2009, Mr. Kightley was Managing Director and CEO of Maple-Brown Abbott and has previously held senior positions with Norwich Investment Management and Allan Gray Investments (Cape Town, South Africa). He was a member of the Barker College School Council from 2001 to 2013 and was a Church Warden and Treasurer of St. Swithun’s Anglican Church Pymble from 2011 to 2015. He is the Chair of the HammondCare Board Development Committee and Chair of the HammondCare Foundation. He was elected as a Director in 2009.

Robyn Langsford

BCom, Chartered Accountant

Robyn Langsford has over 20 years of experience in providing accounting, audit, tax regulatory compliance and advisory services to Australian and foreign owned mid-tier and large corporate entities. Robyn has previously been a director of Christian charities and is a past director of the HammondCare Board. Robyn has worked with KPMG for over 20 years in their Private Enterprise division and is currently a director in the Corporate Superannuation Division of KPMG. Robyn is married with three children and is an active member of Forestville Anglican Church. Robyn rejoined the HammondCare Board in 2012 and is a member of the Board’s Finance Committee.

Neil Lewis

Neil Lewis has had extensive experience in commerce, merchant banking, aviation and financial markets in Australia and overseas for more than 30 years. Mr Lewis currently has business interests in the solar renewable energy sector, infrastructure, funds management and fresh and frozen food distribution in Queensland and NSW. He is a member of the large wholesale AMP Infrastructure Equity Fund investment committee. Over the past several years Mr Lewis has focused on working with emerging businesses, renewable energy and assisting not-for-profit Christian organisations. Mr Lewis is a member of HammondCare’s Finance Committee and has been a HammondCare Director since 2005.

Michael J Monaghan


Michael Monaghan has more than 30 years experience in superannuation, banking, funds management and investment consulting. Mr Monaghan is the former Managing Director of State Super Financial Services Australia and has previously been a partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and the CEO of Intech Investment Consultants. He has also held senior executive positions with Deutsche Bank, IBM and Lend Lease Corporation. Mr Monaghan is Chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the Property Committee and he became a Director of HammondCare in 2008.

Dr Louise Parkes

BSc (Psychology) PhD (Psychology)

Louise Parkes has extensive experience in developing organisational culture and employee voice. Dr Parkes is currently Senior Consultant, Voice Project where she designs and manages survey projects on leadership, culture and engagement as well as facilitating action planning and organisational change. The education and not-forprofit sectors are Dr Parkes’ specialty. She is the head of research and development at Voice Project. Dr Parkes is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is Chair of HammondCare’s Quality, Safety and Risk Committee and a member of the Research Committee. Dr Parkes has been a member of the HammondCare Board since 2010.

Glynn Evans

B.Arch Dip. Building Construction

Glynn Evans is a retired former principal of Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) who now provides consultancy services to that company. He has a wealth of experience in designing public, commercial and residential buildings. The focus of Glynn’s practice is on health and dementiaspecific facilities. Some of the facilities designed under his supervision have become benchmarks of excellence within the aged care community. He has served as a technical advisor to NATSPEC, has been a member of the Anglican Church Property Trust since 1984, and was an examiner for the NSW Board of Architects for over 20 years. Glynn joined AJ+C in 1968, became a Director in 1986, and was Managing Director for 4 years. He attends St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Roseville. Mr Evans joined the HammondCare Board in 2013 and is Chair of the Board’s Property Sub-committee.

Dr Annette Britton


Annette Britton has over 40 years experience in medicine. She has been a Senior Lecturer in the Sydney Medical School and a Director of the Medical Assessment Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. For over 15 years she held an appointment as a Staff Specialist Geriatrician at Royal Prince Alfred and Balmain Hospitals, and was previously a lecturer in geriatric medicine at the University of New South Wales. She has served as the Director of Clinical Training at Royal Prince Alfred and Canterbury Hospitals. Dr Britton joined the HammondCare board in 2014 and is Chair of HammondCare’s Research Committee.

Kate Thomas


Kate Thomas has nearly 20 years of experience at Clayton Utz, one of Australia’s leading law firms. She has been a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz since July 2000 and a Special Counsel since July 2011. Kate has extensive experience in property and commercial law, corporate advisory and managed investments. Kate is an active church member and involved in local sporting clubs, managing her son’s basketball team. She joined the HammondCare board in April 2015.

Mr Kok Kong Chan

BCom M.Sc (Management) CPA Australia GAICD

Kok Kong Chan is a founder and Partner of Maritana Partners, a specialist Board Governance and Leadership Advisory firm. He is a former Partner of Egon Zehnder (2007 – 2016), one of the world’s leading Senior Executive and Board Consulting Firms. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder in 2000, Mr Chan was Chief Executive Officer of HeartScan Sdn Bhd, an Asian diagnostic healthcare business and is a previous Consultant to Arthur Andersen. Mr Chan is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the British Government Chevening Scholarship in 1996. He is a previous Director of the Centre for Public Christianity (2011-2014) and is an active member of St Alban’s Anglican Church, Lindfield and a previous Member of the Parish Council. Mr Chan joined the HammondCare Board in September 2016.

Dr Stephen Edwin Judd
Chief Executive


Stephen Judd has more than 25 years’ experience in the health care and information technology industries. Dr Judd has been Chief Executive of HammondCare since 1995 and in that time he has overseen the growth and development of the organisation’s services. When he began, HammondCare served fewer than 250 clients and had an annual revenue of $8 million. Today, it provides care and services to more than 3,800 clients and its revenue for FY15 was $187 million. Dr Judd has written, edited and contributed to books on dementia care, aged care design and the role of charities in contemporary Australian society. He has served on numerous government and industry committees and is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

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