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. Until 2009, he 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 is the Chair of the HammondCare Board Development Committee and Chair of the HammondCare Foundation. John was elected as a Director in 2009.

Robyn Langsford

BCom, Chartered Accountant

Robyn is a partner of KPMG and has worked for many years in their Enterprise division. She is experienced in providing accounting, audit, tax regulatory compliance and a variety of advisory services to Australian family businesses and mid-tier entities. Robyn is married with three children. 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. Neil currently has business interests in the solar renewable energy sector, infrastructure and funds management. He is a member of the large wholesale AMP Infrastructure Equity Fund investment committee. Neil has recently focused on working with emerging businesses, renewable energy and assisting not-for-profit Christian organisations. He is a member of HammondCare’s Finance Committee and has been a HammondCare Director since 2005.

Michael J Monaghan


Michael Monaghan is a non-executive director with over thirty years of board level experience across the investment management, superannuation, banking and consulting industries. He is currently a director of Alpha Vista Financial Services, a global asset management business and was formerly Managing Director of StatePlus. He has been a partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and held senior executive positions with a number of global organisations. He is Chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the Property Committee and the Board Development Committee and became a Director of HammondCare in 2008.

Dr Louise Parkes

BSc (Psychology) PhD (Psychology)

Dr Louise Parkes has extensive experience in developing organisational culture and employee voice. She is currently Senior Consultant, and head of research and development at Voice Project, where she designs and manages projects on leadership, culture, engagement, and organisational change. The education and NFP sectors are her specialty. Louise is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is Chair of HammondCare’s Quality, Safety and Risk Committee and a member of the Research Committee. She 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) to which he now provides consultancy services. He has a wealth of experience in designing public, commercial and residential buildings. The focus of Glynn’s practice is on design of health and dementia specific facilities. He has served as an advisor to NATSPEC, and as a member of the Anglican Church Property Trust. Glynn joined the HammondCare Board in 2013 and is Chair of the Board’s Property Sub-committee.

Dr Annette Britton


Dr 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 has been 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 and a member of the Finance Committee.

Kate Thomas


Kate Thomas was admitted to practice in 1994. She has more than 20 years experience at Clayton Utz, one of Australia’s leading law firms, where she has been a Senior Associate 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. She joined the HammondCare board in April 2015 and is a member of the Board’s Property and Quality, Safety and Risk sub-committees.

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, one of the world’s leading Senior Executive and Board Consulting Firms. Prior to Egon Zehnder, Mr Chan was Chief Executive Officer of HeartScan, an Asian diagnostic healthcare business and is a previous Consultant to Arthur Andersen. Mr Chan is the recipient of numerous awards including the British Government Chevening Scholarship. He is a previous Director of the Centre for Public Christianity (2011-2014). Mr Chan joined the HammondCare Board in September 2016 and is a member of the Board’s Foundation and Board Development Committees.

Dr Stephen Edwin Judd
Chief Executive


Dr Stephen Judd has more than 25 years’ experience in the health care and information technology industries. He has been Chief Executive of HammondCare since 1995. When he began, HammondCare served fewer than 250 clients and had an annual revenue of $8 million. Today, it provides care to almost 14,000 people, and FY17 revenue was $252 million. He has written and contributed to books on dementia care, aged care design and the role of charities. Stephen 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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