At Glenview, our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset. Our motto is recruiting for kindness, training for excellence, we accept only the best people to be part of the Glenview family. We strive to provide a supportive, happy and inclusive working environment and that's why people stay with us. We have several staff members with over 20 years of service experience, while others are just starting their Glenview journey. As an organisation we celebrate our wonderful staff and volunteers, thanks to them our community is enriched by their various backgrounds and nationalities.
Craig Andrikonis (Vice Chairman) is currently manager of Transactional Business for National Australia Bank in Tasmania.Craig has been in the finance industry for over 30 years and has held numerous managementpositions over this time (including two years within the Not for Profit Sector). Craig has worked both overseas and interstate during his time in the finance industry. He has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management and Diploma in Financial Services. Craig is also a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants. Craig grew up in Moonah and has a keen interest in progressing the interests of residents in the City of Glenorchy. Craig is married to Shelley and they have one beautiful son Darcy. Craig was elected to the Board by the Glenview Association at the 2006 AGM, and was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board in 2008, and chair of the Board Audit Committee.
Craig Andrikonis - Vice Chairman
Rosemary Rushton has a varied background in banking, customer service, logistics, warehousing and inventory. She and her husband have owned and operated a number of small businesses and she currently works for Norske Skog in Supply and Procurement. Rosemary is also a Director of the Tasmania Freight Logistics Council and Hope Foundation Communicators (Ultra 106.5 radio). Rosemary is married with 2 adult sons and was appointed to the Glenview Board at the AGM in 2009.
Scott Lancaster has lived in Glenorchy for over 20 years and joined the Board of Management in late 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A former Director of the Connect Credit Union, he is also currently the President of Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania. Scott has worked in a variety of roles in a number of industries, including the electricity supply industry, the financial sector, information technology and the retail sector. He has also worked as a senior policy analyst within the State public service for over a decade, working on taxation policy, water and sewerage reform, and reform of the Tasmanian electricity supply industry. He currently works for the Government-owned business TasNetworks, where he has worked as a regulatory analyst and leader of business efficiency projects. Scott is married and has two nearly grown up children.
Iain Weir (Chairman) is the Business Manager of Guilford Young College and has broad cross sector institutional management experience, specifically in financial management, strategic planning, compliance, industrial relations and property/development matters. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Committee member of the Defence Reserve Support Council and currently holds the appointment as Director Navy Reserve Support Tasmania. He is a commissioned Officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserves and has had active service in the Middle East. He is past President of ASBA (Tas) Inc and a past national Director of ASBA Ltd, and has held positions as Board member of Independent Schools Tasmania, Committee member of the Independent Schools Block Grant Authority and Committee member of the Independent Schools Interest Subsidy Committee. Iain is married with three children. Iain was appointed to the Glenview Board in 2009.
Iain Weir - Chairman
Audrey was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1981. She was a partner at her previous firm for 19 years and joined Dobson Mitchell Allport in 2006 and is a Director of the firm. Audrey practises in civil litigation, specialising in contract disputes, insurance and employment law. Audrey appears as counsel in tribunals including Fair Work Commission, Anti-Discrimination, Workersâ€™ Compensation and Health Practitionersâ€™ Tribunal and the Supreme and Federal Courts. Audrey is also trained in mediation and regularly represents clients in mediations and conciliations. Audrey currently chairs the Law Societyâ€™s Employment & Equal Opportunity Committee and is board member of a number of not-for-profit organisations. Audrey is a member of the Standing Committee of the national Anglican Church and also a member of the Professional Standards Commission.
James Vickers works at the University of Tasmania where he holds the Chair of Pathology, is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health and Co-Director of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science, PhD and Doctor of Science. He is also currently a Board Member of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, Chair of the Scientific Panel for Alzheimers Australia Dementia Research Foundation and the President of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. James is married to Charlotte with a son, Tom, and daughter, Beatrice. James has been a member of the Glenview Board since 2014.
Anne-Marie has worked in the health and human services sector overseas and interstate for over thirty years in roles from practitioner to executive. She is currently Executive Manager with the Tasmanian Health Service. Her qualifications include MB BSc, MPH, B Bus and she is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). She is also an accredited mediator and conflict resolution practitioner. Anne-Marie is an experienced director with appointments including, Chair of Oakdale Services/Veranto, TasDeaf, ACHSM and currently, Colony 47 and Independent Chair of the South Hobart Living Arts Centre redevelopment. She is on numerous subcommittees and committees both in Tasmania, nationally and internationally and is an ACHSM Accreditation surveyor. Anne-Marie is a 7th generation Tasmanian passionate about improving the safety and quality of services to the community and improving governance of the organisations that provide these services and support. In her spare time she is an active Hospice Volunteer, wildlife rescuer and carer and supports international students to learn English. Anne-Marie was appointed to the Board in 2016.
Lee holds tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Building Surveying and Business Administration. He has had the pleasure of working in the industry for over 24 years and has been involved with numerous projects around Tasmania like the Musselroe Windfarm ($450M), Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department ($15M), Onecare Barossa Park Development ($40M), Launceston General Hospital Emergency Department ($25M), Glenorchy Bunnings ($15M), UTAS Inveresk Apartments ($30M), UTAS Melville St Hobart Apartments ($60M), UTAS IMAS Hobart waterfront building ($45M), Hobart TMAG Redevelopment ($30M), Mac 1 Waterfront Development ($20M) and Blundstone Arena Redevelopment ($30M) to name a few. Lee has a passion for the industry and enjoys helping others. He is an active member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, , Master Builders Association in Tasmania and the Department of Justice Building Advisory Reference Group. Lee sits on the state Reginal Executive Group for HIA. He is the current chair of Tasmania HIA Technical Committee and the Tasmanian representative on the HIA National Technical Committee. In his spare time Lee is a Trustee of the Tasmania Anglican Diocese, a member of the Tasmania Anglican Diocese Property Board and has recently become a member of Korongee Project Control Group. Lee enjoys time with his family, gardening, fishing and a good glass of red.
Glenview Public Annual Reports
The Glenview Auxiliary is one of Glenorchy’s oldest fundraising groups and has supported Glenview for over 60 years, recently celebrating their Diamond Jubilee.
Originally combined Womens Guilds and Mothers Unions of various parishes would assist with chores and provide treats for residents, such as a drives or concerts and afternoon tea. This tradition evolved into the formation of the Glenview Ladies Auxiliary on the 15th November 1954, with Connie James as President. Connie’s daughter Mary Johnston is a current member with over 35 years of service.
A kiosk was opened in May 1961 by Emily Wherrett, her daughter Fay Ibbott is the current secretary. The kiosk trolley remains popular with Glenview residents and items still at cost price as in 1961.
The first Melbourne Cup luncheon was held in 1974 with 200 guests, and the Auxiliary continues to hold the luncheon, attracting about 80 guests as well as other fund raisers including the annual soup and sandwich luncheon as well as fashion parades.
The Auxiliary grew from twenty members, peaking at thirty-one in 1960. Meetings were held on a Monday with a trade table to raise funds, after the meetings had closed with a prayer, the women would undertake practical tasks such as mending, preparing fruit or tomatoes for preserving or to make chutney and sauce with.
Although requests could be submitted, the Auxiliary decided how to spend the money they raised, some ventures included furnishing a three bed ward which opened in 1957, also if a resident’s pension ran out, they would provide clothing. When St John’s wing opened the Auxiliary donated $11,000. The Auxiliary make a donation to Glenview every June and contribute to many projects including the recent purchase of new bed linen in 2013.
The Auxiliary members are a valued part of the Glenview team and the generous assistance and support provided to Glenview and Glenview residents over the past 60 years is deeply appreciated by everyone in the Glenview Community.
Glenview has been a landmark in Glenorchy for more than 100 years.
Built in the 1880‘s, the original Glenview House and its three Norfolk Island Pines were Glenorchy landmarks. The pines are now gone, but are reflected in the Glenview logo as a symbol of strength and of growing together.
Glenview Home for Aged Persons opened in 1948 when the house was purchased by the Church of England for the princely sum of 4,000 pounds.
Working on a wellness model, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and professional care provider and aim to make all of our residents and visitors feel at home in their surroundings.
The team at Glenview has worked tirelessly to showcase the ‘above and beyond’ approach we have to journeying together with our ageing population. Awarded Employer of Choice in 2012 Glenview has worked hard to ensure that staff and customers experience the Glenview Promise of “a good life both now and into the future”. Glenview does this through excellent staff support and investing in our physical environment to make sure we provide the very best.
In 2013, after a generous bequest from a former guest of Glenview, we opened the Betty Mathers Sensory Garden. It is designed to stimulate all five senses and to be a place where residents, guests and their families can gather, relax and enjoy time together regardless of their physical abilities or need for care. The garden specifically caters to those living with dementia, here they can enjoy nature in a safe, tactile environment and we are proud to say that it’s the first of its kind in aged care in Australia.
The creation of the garden was once a dream and has now grown into a bright and vibrant reality. We wish to thank all members of the Glenview community who contributed generous donations of time, money and expertise. Your generosity will echo through our community well into the future.
You can purchase your very own copy of Glenview’s History for $35, if you wish to purchase please contact Glenview administration office directly.