Your Suncare Executive team draws on collective experience that spans finance, healthcare and aged care within both private and public sectors. These individuals are committed to person-centred community care that empowers carers and people who may be living with a disability, mental illness or a chronic condition.
Chief Executive Officer
Russell Mason took on the role of CEO of Suncare Community Services in June 2015. His career has included several senior management and board positions. Russell is an active member on numerous industry boards and has been a director of the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and a former member of GoDigitalQld. Russell is the Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors committee for the Sunshine Coast, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and sits on the AIM Sunshine Coast Council and is a member of Economic Development Australia. He holds a Master of Business, Bachelor of Business, and a Graduate Certificate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Corporate Services Manager
Mike is a leading finance and management professional and has worked across a range of industries, including manufacturing, commerce and healthcare. His roles include St Vincent’s and Holy Spirit Hospitals, Ramsay Health Care and Affinity Health. Mike holds a BSC (Hons) in Finance and Accounting and is a Chartered Management Accountant. Mike is committed to improving Suncare’s operational and information systems to enhance our client services.
Chief Operations Manager
Richard Johnson is a committed professional with a broad range of knowledge and experience in leadership and management of community services including disability services, mental health, personal counselling and business. Richard initially trained as a registered nurse, and followed this up with degrees in Social Science, Counselling and Masters Degree in Counselling. Before joining Suncare Richard actively developed and managed multiple community services throughout Central Queensland. His work in heading up the state-wide Lifeline Community Recovery program, which provides counselling support to people affected from natural disasters and critical incidents, has been greatly acclaimed and acknowledged by State, Federal and Commonwealth Heads of Government.
Head - Strategy, Innovation & Connection
Taking on the role Head of Strategy, Innovation and Connection in May 2016, Angela came to Suncare from a commercial sector background, having previously worked for and international agricultural organisation. She brings a range skills to the organisation including creative marketing and strategic communications. Having recently completed her EMBA with the University of the Sunshine Coast, Angela is focused on organisational innovation and digital disruption.
Angela believes that Suncare has an important role to play in the health and aged care sectors and is already on its way to transforming itself into an organisation which can deliver innovative approaches to service delivery.
Head of People and Culture
Laura joined Suncare in 2014. Originally from Dublin, she migrated to Australia and lived in Melbourne before moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Distinction), majoring in Human Resources Management from RMIT University (Melbourne). She has held a number of HR management roles with national and international companies across many industries including food and beverage manufacturing, media, hospitality, property development and construction. She has taught Human Resources and was the Chair of the Sunshine Coast Human Resources Network for five years.
As Head of People and Culture, Laura monitors the needs of our developing and changing organisation. Successful organisations are becoming more adaptable, resilient, quick to change direction, and customer-centred. We recognise that we will vie for talent in coming years, so we must build a culture that meet the needs of employees and provide meaningful work, growth, learning, challenge, communication, and effective leadership. Laura’s role within Suncare is a strategic partner, an employee sponsor, and a change mentor. Laura and her team also maintain responsibility for a whole range of people-related areas including recruitment, employee learning and development, culture, performance management, remuneration and benefits, and employee reward and recognition programs.