Our Board and Management

VincentCare's Board of Directors and Management team

Board of Directors

David Purchase | Board Chair
OAM, LLB


David was the Executive Director of Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce for 17 years and retired from this positon in 2014. He has an extensive background in life insurance, previously appointed Group Company Secretary with Norwich Union Financial Services Limited and Deputy General Manager of Lifescreen Australia (a subsidiary of Norwich Group). David also was appointed Executive Director of the Life Insurance Federation of Australia, the representative body for all the life insurance companies operating in Australia.

David has been involved in various Boards including the Board of Australian Overseas Foundation Inc and Metropolitan Fire & Emergency Services Board.

 David is Chair of the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Board, and is also a member of the Group Governance Committee.

 

Michael Quinn

 


Michael has been involved in establishing and managing several businesses over the past 35 years.

Michael established the East Timor Scholarship Fund – funds are distributed by Australian Salesian Mission Overseas Aid Fund. He is President of the Parish Council at St Jude’s Parish in Langwarrin.

Michael is Deputy State President of the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria and a member of the Group Finance, Group Governance and Group Investment Committees.

 

Bernie Bicknell
CPA, GAICD


Bernie is an experienced senior executive with a background of Finance and senior management roles.

He brings specialised knowledge of the retail sector, having been Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mitre 10 Pty Ltd and Chief Operating Officer at The Godfreys Group. He was previously a Director and Chair of the Lighthouse Foundation and is currently a Director of Brainwave Australia.

Bernie is also Chair of the Group Finance and Group Investment Committees.

 

Alyssa Caplan
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Economics), Member of AICD and Fellow Governance Institute of Australia.


Alyssa is a senior commercial lawyer, specialising in large scale and complex contracting, having practised at Allens Arthur Robinson and as a corporate lawyer at Accenture, a multinational professional services company.

Held several roles on Accenture’s executive leadership teams, including as Director of Legal Services for North APAC. She has previously served on Boards in relation to the provision of affordable housing and supporting victims of family violence.

Alyssa is also Chair of the VincentCare Community Housing Board and a member of the Group Governance Committee.

 

Thomas Quinn
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Hons), MBA


Tom has over 30 years of global experience as a business and major project executive in multiple sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, food and chemical service industries, in global public companies.

Tom is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Broadspectrum after a career of Australian and international roles in the engineering and construction sector. 

He was recognised from 2010 to 2013 as one of the top 100 engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.

Tom is also a member of the VincentCare Victoria Community Housing Board and the Group Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.

 

VincentCare Community Housing

Board of Directors

Alyssa Caplan | Chair
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Economics), Member of AICD and Fellow Governance Institute of Australia.


Alyssa is a senior commercial lawyer, specialising in large scale and complex contracting, having practised at Allens Arthur Robinson and as a corporate lawyer at Accenture, a multinational professional services company.

Held several roles on Accenture’s executive leadership teams, including as Director of Legal Services for North APAC. She has previously served on Boards in relation to the provision of affordable housing and supporting victims of family violence.

Alyssa is also a member of the VincentCare Victoria Board and the Group Governance Committee.

 

Brendan Foley
Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma Information Systems, CPA, LSS BB


Brendan is State Treasurer of St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria – the parent of VincentCare Victoria.

Brendan’s career started in chartered accounting but quickly moved to the manufacturing sector where he gained great experience across the aluminium, petrochemical, metals manufacturing and glass packaging industries.

Brendan has held a wide range of senior executive positions within financial, commercial and IT operations across the manufacturing sector, including roles as CFO Australia, IT Security Manager Global, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Director of Business Improvement Asia Pacific.

Brendan has extensive overseas business experience, having worked in sixteen countries across Europe, Asia, the USA and China, where he directed the implementation of large scale business improvement and IT development projects.

Mario Lo Giudice
Bachelor of Economics, Registered Building Practitioner (Commercial and Residential), Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of the Housing Institute of Australia and Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia


Mario is the Managing Director of Banco Group of Companies established in 1962, one of Melbourne’s most well established property developers specialising in socially and environmentally sustainable developments and urban regeneration projects, including residential buildings, shopping centres, apartment complexes, townhouse and mixed-use developments, industrial parks, warehouse shells and land subdivisions.

The organisation is committed to building a sustainable future for Australian cities and creating places people can proudly call home.

 Thomas Quinn
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Hons), MBA


Tom has over 30 years of global experience as a business and major project executive in multiple sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, food and chemical service industries, in global public companies.

Tom is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Broadspectrum after a career of Australian and international roles in the engineering and construction sector. 

He was recognised from 2010 to 2013 as one of the top 100 engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.

Tom is also a member of the VincentCare Victoria Community Housing Board and the Group Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.

 

Ellie Schwab
Bachelor of Arts Law, Victorian Real Estate Licence holder


Ellie is currently Head of Portfolio at Dexus overseeing a $6b office asset management portfolio across Victoria and Western Australia.

She has over 20 years’ experience in the property industry predominantly focused on development management and project leadership of large scale, master planned, mixed use developments in Melbourne, Sydney and London.

 

 

Senior Leadership Team

Group CEO: Julia Cambage

Executive General Manager Client Services: Paul Turton

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