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VincentCare Victoria Board of Directors

Rod McDonald

Rod McDonald

Adriana Zuccala

Adriana Zuccala

Haydn Harrison

Haydn Harrison

Nancy Huang

Nancy Huang

David McFadyen

David McFadyen

Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson

Linden Smibert

Linden Smibert

Brian Tooth

Brian Tooth


Rod McDonald Bachelor of Commerce Melbourne University, CPA, Churchill Fellow

Rod has held a range of senior positions with Australia Post including State General Manager for Victoria/Tasmania and National Group Manager Human Resources.

Prior to this Rod worked in a number of senior positions with the Victorian Government including General Manager, Workforce Management, Deputy Director General Local Government, Housing and Transport. These roles have included a focus on finance, strategy, industrial relations and human resource management.

Rod was a member of the Business Council of Australia Committee on Education and Innovation and also Chairman of Mount Lilydale College for 6 years.

Rod is Chair of the VincentCare Board.


Adriana Zuccala Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts, Master of Laws (Commercial Law), Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Markets), GAICD, FINSIA (Senior Associate), LIV

Adriana joined the Board in October 2010.

She is a lawyer who has had extensive experience in property and property development projects and property funds management.

Adriana is the Deputy Chair of the VincentCare Board and also Chairs the Social Policy and Research Committee.


Haydn Harrison FCPA, FFINSIA, MBA, Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Haydn was employed by the Commonwealth Banking Corporation in many executive roles including, corporate banking, business banking, retail banking and asset management. He has had exposure to most industries with some specialisation in respect to seniors living and aged care.  Haydn is currently a senior manager with Jirsh Sutherland a firm that provides business advisory and consulting services.

Haydn is a member of the Policy & Advisory Group, National Seniors Association in Victoria.  He joined the Board on 25 August 2009.

Haydn is VincentCare's Treasurer.


Nancy Huang M.B.B.S. (Honours), Master of Public Health, Registered in General Practice, Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Nancy is currently Clinical Director of Remedy Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian Unity where she is responsible for the clinical governance, safety and quality, and the overall design and implementation of community and home based health management programs for people with chronic disease.

Nancy also holds appointments as Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Health, Deakin University and Chief Investigator for NHMRC funded Medicine and Device Surveillance Centre of Research Excellence at University of South Australia. 


David McFadyen Assoc. Dip. Vals, AAPI, MAICD, CFM

David joined ISPT in November 2004 to establish and manage ISPT No 3, an opportunities and development fund.  David has in excess of 30 years experience encompassing the areas of valuations, property management, property development, and property funds management gained with financial institutions such as AXA and Deutsche Bank in Australia and the UK.  At AXA David was responsible for the Statutory Fund property portfolios which comprised large portfolios of commercial office buildings, regional retail shopping centres and industrial business parks throughout Australia. At Deutsche Bank David was the General Manager of the Deutsche Diversified Fund, an ASX listed property trust.

David’s current responsibility is for the overall performance of the series of ISPT Development Funds including identification of potential projects, the procurement of capital for development and oversight of the development process.  David also sits on the senior executive committee of ISPT.


Linda Peterson M. Comm. Law, Dip. Bus. Mgt, B.Sc., GAICD

Linda joined the VincentCare Board in May 2016 where she is a member of the Governance Committee.

She has an extensive background in contract management working in complex legislative, regulatory and high risk environments covering both the corporate and government sectors. Her roles have included Relationship Manager Vic/Tas with the National Broadband Network Co. and Contract Manager roles with Corrections Victoria (Dept. of Justice) and Optus Business.

Linda has been a Board member of Disability Enterprise, Araluen for over five years and is Deputy Chair as well as a member of its Development Advisory Committee.


Linden Smibert Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Dr Smibert currently works as a Medical Coordinator and Practitioner at the Glenferrie Hill Medical Centre.

Dr Smibert is also a Director and Chair of the Melbourne East General Practice Network, a Director and Chair General Practice Victoria; and was a member of the Finance Committee, St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria.


Brian Tooth Bachelor of Commerce, ACA, AGIA

Brian has been a member of VincentCare’s Risk Audit and Finance Committee for the past 18 months where he has demonstrated strong analytical capacity and financial acumen. Brian retired from full-time work in 2014 and his most recent role was as Assistant Director, Finance, Finance and Technology Services, Department of Treasury and Finance.

He has also previously served as Executive Director – Group Accounting Australian Hospital Care Limited (AHCL) and worked for a number of years as Finance Director with Foster’s Brewing. Brian also currently serves as a Board Member and Chairman of Finance Committee of the John Pierce Centre (Catholic deaf community) and a Board Member of Doncare Community Services.


You can read a full copy of the VincentCare Victoria Governance Charter here


VincentCare Victoria Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer - John Blewonski

Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Jane Daniels

Acting Chief Operating Officer - Mark Jackson

Chief Financial Officer - Eileen Goh

Executive Manager Business Development - Brad Cooper

Executive Assistant / Project Manager to CEO - Michelle Barrand