Our Board of Directors
Mr Martyn was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2008, and has been Chair of the Board since June 2010. He is a director of Decoral Trust, and has previously also served as a director for the Australian Trucking Association (including 4 years as Chair), Driver Education Centre of Australia, the Victorian Transport Association and Global Air Ambulance (including 4 years as Chair). Mr Martyn has been an active member of Rotary for 35 years, including roles as President of three clubs over that time. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Mr Martyn was managing director of FBT Operations (Vic) Pty Ltd for 38 years.
Dr Russell Harrison
BVSc, DipPracMgt, GradCertHSM, GAICD
Dr Harrison was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2017 and is a member of the Quality and Clinical Governance Committee. Dr Harrison is a senior executive with extensive experience and postgraduate education in people leadership, business management, governance and health care operations. He is currently the head of hospital services at Lort Smith Animal Hospital and a director of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Victorian Division. He was also formerly treasurer/secretary of the Melbourne Metropolitan Practitioners Branch of the AVA.
Mr Henshall was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2006. He is Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, and a member of the Quality and Clinical Governance Committee. He is also director and secretary of a family company, Karucy Pty Ltd. Mr Henshall has over 40 years’ experience as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria, retiring from active practice in July 2004. His areas of practice included contract, commercial and planning litigation with an emphasis on building, construction and engineering.
Ms Katz was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2016 and is a member of the Planning and Development Committee. Ms Katz is a former director and national president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, and a fellow of the Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association. She has over 25 years experience in planning and development, including senior management roles at the Urban Land Corporation and 17 years as chief executive at The Planning Group (APP Corporation Pty Limited). Ms Katz is currently senior consultant to APP Pty Ltd, a project management and urban development company.
Mr Marinelli was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2015, and is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Planning and Development committee. Mr Marinelli is an executive general manager with more than 25 years’ experience including senior finance roles at Nazareth Care, Arcare, Catholic Homes, and The Alfred Group of Hospitals. He is currently the Business Manager for Xavier College where he is responsible for the finance function of the college including financial systems, cost control and sustainability.
BSc, GradDipAcc, CPA
Mr McIntyre was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2012, and is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. He is also a director of the Rotary Club of Brighton, and treasurer of Bayside Community Information and Support Service Inc. Mr McIntyre has more than 30 years’ experience in marketing, strategic planning, and acquisitions and divestments including senior roles with Rio Tinto Australia and Bovis Lend Lease prior to his retirement.
Mr Mutton was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2003. He is Chair of the Governance Committee, and a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Mr Mutton was a senior adviser for the former Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care and is currently the Chair of Edith Bendall Aged Care and Managing Director of City Fresh Wholesalers. Mr Mutton is completing a Masters of Business Administration with the Australian Institute of Business.
Mr Reside was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2017. Mr Reside is a senior executive with more than 10 years board experience in the not for profit sector. He also has significant expertise in governance, compliance and communications, having consulted to associations, local councils and statutory authorities for more than 10 years. Mr Reside is currently the CEO of ralac, a community housing and aged care provider based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and was previously the CEO of Abbeyfield Australia Ltd, a nationally registered community housing provider, and director and president of Wyndham Lodge Community Aged Care Inc.
Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
MHA, GradDipHSM, BAppSc RN
Ms Ginevra assumed the leadership and management of the Mayflower Group in 2013. Prior to this role she was the Director of MRG Management Plus Pty Ltd offering a range of consulting services to the health and aged care sectors nationally. Ms Ginevra is the Board Chair of Mayfield Education and former Director of Mercy Healthcare Australia Inc. Ms Ginevra has over 25 years’ experience in senior management of diverse health services in Queensland and Victoria. Ms Ginevra was previously the Chief Executive of Mercy Place (formerly Tullamore Aged Care) Montrose and Executive Director, Operations and Development for Mercy Health Services Central Queensland.
Executive Director, Corporate Services
Mr O’Donnell joined the Mayflower Group in 2013. As Executive Director, Corporate Services, he is responsible for Mayflower’s finance function and corporate services including information technology, human resources, marketing, corporate governance and risk management. Mr O’Donnell has more than 20 years' experience in senior management roles including 7 years as Chief Financial Officer in the commercial banking and finance sector. Mr O’Donnell is a director of Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery, and was previously on the board of a number of School Boards of Trustees, the Multiple Sclerosis Association in New Zealand and the New Zealand Federation of Voluntary and Social Sector Organisations.
Executive Director, Aged Care and Seniors Living
RN, GradDipEd, MAICD
Mrs McDonald joined the Mayflower Group in 2017. As Executive Director, Aged Care and Seniors Living, she is responsible for all elements of Mayflower’s residential aged care, seniors living and home care operations and strategic development of the business. Ms McDonald has more than 25 years experience in the health and aged care sectors, including more than 8 years executive level management experience and 15 years commissioning and managing aged care facilities. Mrs McDonald was previously National Operations Manager at Tierra Health, CEO of Radius Disability Services and Operations Manager - Acquisitions and Culture Change at Bupa Care Australia.
Lady Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Southey, AC
Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Southey is the younger daughter and fourth child of the late Sidney Myer and Dame Merlyn Myer, and was born on 2nd May 1928. She was educated at St Catherine’s School and Melbourne University.
Marigold married Ross Shelmerdine in 1950. They had four children, two sons and two daughters. They were restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and built and owned the Mitchelton Winery complex at Nagambie in 1973. Ross died in 1979. In 1982 Marigold married Sir Robert Southey, a company director and former wool broker and Chairman of the Australian Ballet from 1980 – 1990. Sir Robert died in 1998. Lady Southey was a director of the Myer Family Companies from the mid 50s until she retired in December 1999. She was Vice President of the National Stroke Foundation, and was a former President of Philanthropy Australia and President of the St Catherine’s School Foundation in the 80s and 90s.
She served eight years on the Board of Orchestra Victoria, and is on several committees of the Myer Foundation. She is active chairman of her two sons companies, engaged in farming and viticulture. Lady Southey was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for her service to the community in the support of health care, medical research and the arts and received the Centenary Medal in 2000. On 1st January 2001 Lady Southey was appointed as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Victoria. In 2006 she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). She retired as Lieutenant Governor in April 2006.
Lady Southey has been our Patron at Mayflower since 2002 and we are very grateful to her for her active and ongoing support.