Our Board

Warrina Homes: Board Members

Steven Evans

Chairperson

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Steven Evans

Chairperson

A Warrina Homes Board Director since March 2017, Steven has extensive experience in general and operations management roles in various engineering and manufacturing industries. His senior leadership experience spans 26 years, gained in Australia and South Africa.

Steven holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering, a Post Graduate Management Diploma and the GLF leadership qualification. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and served on numerous industry association boards. Additionally, he currently holds the position of Managing Director at Ferretti International Ottoway.

Steven is customer-focused, performance-driven and passionate about process optimization as well people development.

Dr Eben Viljoen

Deputy Chairperson

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Dr Eben Viljoen

Deputy Chairperson

Mb.ChB, BScMedScHons (Underwater Medicine), FRACGP, Dip Family Medicine

A Board Member since 2019, Eben is a qualified General Practitioner with both local and international experience (South Africa). Eben migrated to Adelaide, Australia with his young family during 2010 after which he joined the Australian Family Care Group where he has been employed ever since.

He specialises in general medicine, looking after chronic conditions and managing acute problems. Special interests include underwater medicine assessing both amateur and experienced SCUBA divers, immersion therapy assessments (a treatment developed with disabled and injured patients in mind), skin cancer / screening, as well as aged care (involved with an unrelated aged care facility as one of the resident physicians responsible for circa 110 residents).

Jacob du Plessis

Board Member

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Jacob du Plessis

Board Member

Jacob began his career in corporate accounting and more specifically in Company Secretarial Practice.

This then led Jacob to developing integrated accounting and manufacturing costing systems. An opportunity came his way when a small chemical company offered him a position as Company Secretary. The business was internationally and locally owned. Upon the exit of the international shareholders, Jacob structured a management buyout and assumed the position of managing director with 50% equity. Various manufacturing licences were acquired, which enabled him to grow the business to one of the larger privately-owned companies.  During 1998 they sold the business to a publicly listed company, and retired.

Jacob emigrated to Australia during 2000 and is actively involved with the Christian Reformed Church and also served on the council of the Australian Fly Fishing Association.

Gess Carbone

Board Member

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Gess Carbone

Board Member

Gess is committed to the vision and mission of Warrina Homes. She has a passion to make a difference and to be an influencer of the change that is needed so that people and communities can prosper.

Gess understands the opportunities and challenges of working within a not for profit aged care sector, the challenges and complexities of interacting with the three tiers of government and the implications and impacts of those relationships to business, non-government sector agencies, service providers and citizens.

She is a strong advocate for integration and connectivity to maximise outcomes.

Gess brings a depth and breadth of experience which includes systemic reform,  strategic planning, policy development, organisational change, quality and standards, business effectiveness, customer service and direct face to face delivery of services.

She has served on many boards and committees in the sphere of ecumenism, secondary education and aged care.

Jane De Kok

Board Member

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Jane De Kok

Board Member

Jane joined the board in 2019 and is involved with the Care Committee. She has worked as an Enrolled nurse for 12 years and has recently moved to the new Calvary Adelaide. Jane has a passion for rehabilitation and for ensuring quality care is provided to the residents of Warrina Homes.  She started her working life at Warrina in the late ‘80s. She then went on to have a family, before taking up work again, first in aged care and then becoming a nurse.

Jane’s father, Colin Biemond, was one of the founding members of Warrina Homes and she has always had an affinity with the organization. Both her parents were residents of Warrina Homes in their last years.

Jane is an active member of the Hill Street Church which can be found in front of the original site at Warrina Court. She is married to Leon and has 3 adult children.

Tom Dachs

Board Member

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Tom Dachs

Board Member

A Principal at DMAW Lawyers, Tom specialises in dispute resolution and risk management. Tom’s experience includes advising and representing a variety of clients, ranging from ASX listed companies, international and larger private entities, large superannuation funds through to smaller entities, families and individuals.

Tom also has broad-based experience in professional indemnity, directors and officers liability and general insurance and equally strong credentials in credit management and insolvency. As such, he brings strong legal commercial experience to the Warrina Board.

Tom is also a member of the Parish Pastoral Council of the Glen Osmond / Parkside Parishes of the Catholic Church.

 

Gerrit Lombard

Board Member

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Gerrit Lombard

Board Member

Board member since 2020.

A Financial Planner at RJC Evans and Co, Gerrit specialises in retirement and investment planning.

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