Meet Our Leadership Team

Dedicated professionals committed to enhancing the lives of older Australians.

Meet Our Dedicated Team of Professionals

At Mayflower, we have a team of highly skilled and compassionate individuals who are committed to enhancing the lives of older Australians. Our Board and Executive Team have comprehensive experience in the Aged Care, Healthcare and Not-For-Profit sectors, ensuring the well-being and independence of residents. Our team goes above and beyond to create a warm and welcoming environment for everyone.

Board of Directors

Get to know our Board of Directors at Mayflower
Mary-Jane Stolp
BSc, MstHlthServMgt, GradCertLead, CHSE, GAICD

Mary-Jane Stolp joined the Mayflower Board in 2020 as Chair of the Quality and Clinical Governance Committee. With over 28 years of experience in clinical governance, quality, strategy, and risk management, she holds a Masters in Health Service Management and is a Fellow of the Australian College for Health Service Management. Passionate about workforce redesign and innovation for person-centered care, Mary-Jane is the CEO of The Bridge Inc., a disability services provider, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Swinburne University.

Chris Reside
BBus(Admin), MAICD
Deputy Chairman

Chris Reside was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2017 and has been Deputy Chairman since 2021. Chris is an experienced senior executive with management and 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 ten years. Chris is currently the CEO of Ralac, a specialist homeless residential aged care and community housing provider in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and was previously the CEO of Abbeyfield Australia Ltd, a nationally registered community housing provider.

Anthony Mutton
GradDipAgedServsMgmt, FTIA, FGIA, GAICD
Board Member

Anthony Mutton is a highly experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director (NED), and Managing Director with a strong background in Board and Not-For-Profit leadership and expertise spanning wholesale market operations, resource management, and compliance. Recognised for his strategic business contributions, Anthony was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2003, commenced two years as Deputy Chair in 2018, and was appointed Chair of the Board in October 2020, holding that position until December 2023. Anthony has amassed over 30 years of experience in the aged care sector, excelling in senior roles, including Senior Adviser with Aged Care Victoria (ACV) and Membership Relationship Manager with the Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care (VAHEC), formerly the aged care peak body in Victoria. Prior, he held the position of Chair of Edith Bendall Lodge and is currently fulfilling the executive leadership role as Managing Director of City Fresh Wholesalers Pty Ltd.

Drago Chikitch
Board Member

Drago Chikitch was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in August 2022 and is a member of the Planning and Development Committee. Drago has more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive positions in Not-For-Profit organisations operating in Australia and overseas, across the aged care, seniors living, social housing, in-home care, and tertiary education sectors. Drago brings strong expertise in service planning, project design, development, construction, and asset management, and is currently managing several major social housing developments for St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria.

Ursula McGinnes
Board Member

Ursula McGinnes was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in October 2022 and is a member of the Clinical Governance Committee. Ursula is currently a senior executive with Alfred Health and has 30 years’ experience in strategy, policy, and public affairs. She has worked as an executive and consultant for public and private organisations, including V/Line, WMC, Alumina Limited, Port of Melbourne Corporation, Australia Post and ANZ. She has also lectured in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Global Media Communication program and was a director on Mentone Girls Grammar’s Fundraising Board.

Stuart McIntyre
BSc, GradDipAcc, CP
Board Member

Stuart McIntyre was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2012, and is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Planning & Development Committee. He is the former Chairman of Bayside Community Information and Support Service inc., which is a major provider of community support in the Bayside area. Stuart has more than 30 years' experience in marketing, strategic and corporate planning, business analysis and M&A including senior roles with Rio Tinto Australia and Bovis Lend Lease prior to his retirement.

Tony Tenaglia
PGDipBus, BA (Legal), MBA, GAICD, ANZIF (Fellow), FGIA
Board Member

Tony Tenaglia was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in August 2022 and is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Tony is a highly skilled professional with over 30 years’ experience in leadership, strategic management, risk management, project management, fraud investigation, and human resources within the public, private and tertiary education sectors. Tony was previously the Chief Executive of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society.

Dr Baden Boan
Board Member

Dr. Baden Boan was elected to the Mayflower Board, effective November 24, 2023. A respected retired General Practitioner, Dr. Boan is well-known within the Mayflower Brighton community, having served as the GP for many residents over the span of 30 years. Up until last year, Dr. Boan had been Partner at the New Street Medical Centre in Brighton since 1990. His appointment not only brings a wealth of experience in patient care but also signifies a strategic enhancement to the organisation's commitment to exemplary clinical governance.

Executive Team

Get to know our Executive Team at Mayflower
Stuart Rodney
Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Rodney assumed the leadership and management of the Mayflower Group in late 2022. He has a wealth of executive and international experience acquired across a career in healthcare, aged care, supply chain and logistics. Currently, Aged Care is in the midst of significant regulatory and compliance changes, and he is navigating the organisation through these changes. His primary focus is on the needs of residents and clients; through building a culture to enable Mayflower to thrive with customer-centric habits.

Rebecca Phillips
Executive Director, Quality, Risk & Compliance

Rebecca Phillips joined Mayflower in 2022 and is responsible for managing quality, risk and compliance across the business. Rebecca is a Registered Nurse with more than 15 years' experience in aged care, including as an assessor at the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and as an Aged Care Complaints Investigation Officer at the Department of Health and Ageing. Above all Rebecca is passionate about promoting quality care and services to meet the residents’ needs in the best way possible.

Kate Stobart
Executive Director, People & Culture

Kate Stobart joined Mayflower in 2022 and is an experienced human resource professional with more than 15 years’ experience in enhancing organisational performance through people. Kate has worked across the Not-For-Profit, private and public sectors in Australia and overseas, including at the YMCA and the Australian High Commission in Singapore. Kate is passionate about enabling people to become a true point of difference — where their collective efforts set them apart from the competition.

Simon Wrigley
Chief Operating Officer

Simon Wrigley has had extensive executive experience leading customer service and support service teams in the finance, mental health, and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Mayflower, Simon was the Chief Operating Officer at one of Melbourne’s largest Primary Health Networks. He was also the Executive Director Business Services at Mind Australia Limited and a Board member of Mental Health Victoria. Simon’s passion is the delivery of high-quality services by the business and its team members, so clients achieve their best possible health outcomes.

Rita Messaike
Financial Controller

Rita Messaike joined Mayflower in 2023 and is an experienced CPA with over 20 years of local and overseas experience in auditing, accounting, risk assessment, modelling, mergers, and acquisitions. Rita is a hands on leader whose management philosophy focuses on fostering a culture of collaboration and transparency, enabling effective communication across departments, and driving cross-functional alignment. Rita is passionate about leveraging financial insights to drive business strategy.

Corey Hale
Company Secretary

Corey is passionate about creating systems to support best practice governance in the health and community sector. She has 30 years’ experience working across a range of Not-For-Profit, commercial and government bodies in the areas of corporate governance, compliance, financial management, reporting, budgeting and financial analysis. She has specialist knowledge in corporate secretarial, and risk management. Corey uses a targeted approach to create a more efficient and compliant organisation with the ability to deliver strategic and operational objectives. She does this through engagement with boards, management, and staff to deliver tailored governance and risk management systems to support effective compliance and operation of the board and executive management. Previous senior roles include Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (now Recycling Victoria), National Institute of Clinical Studies, Grocon, Monash Health and Transfield.

Our Patron, Lady Marigold Southey AC

Lady Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Southey, the fourth child of Sidney Myer and Dame Merlyn Myer, attended St Catherine’s School and Melbourne University. She first married Ross Shelmerdine in 1950, with whom she had four children and co-owned the Mitchelton Winery. After Ross's passing in 1979, she married Sir Robert Southey, a company director and Chairman of the Australian Ballet, who passed away in 1998.

A former director of the Myer Family Companies until 1999, Lady Southey has held roles as Vice President of the National Stroke Foundation, President of Philanthropy Australia, and President of the St Catherine’s School Foundation. Additionally, she served on the Board of Orchestra Victoria and various Myer Foundation committees.

Recognised with the Order of Australia in 1999 and the Centenary Medal in 2000, Lady Southey was appointed the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Victoria in 2001 and became a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2006. She retired as Lieutenant Governor in April 2006.

Since 2002, Lady Southey has been the active and valued Patron of Mayflower.