• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Board Directors

Gerard Mansour PSM, President

Gerard Mansour is a long-term and is a highly respected advocate for the needs of older people and was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) in the King’s Birthday Honours in 2023 for outstanding public service in elevating the voice and experience of senior Victorians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gerard is the former Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, being the first person to hold this role. In 2012, Gerard became the inaugural national CEO of Leading Age Services Australia, the peak national body representing the aged and community care industry across Australia. Prior to this, Gerard was the CEO of Aged and Community Care Victoria for six years. Gerard states that his key priority is the focus on quality of life, workforce participation and access to services for senior Victorians. This means maximising opportunities for all, including those who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

Member: Executive Committee

Appointed Director June 2015

Sabine Phillips AM, Vice President

An experienced lawyer, Sabine specialises in aged care services, disability services, retirement living and health care. Sabine is a registered nurse (non-practising) and has been an approved provider of residential aged care services.

Sabine specialises in risk management, inquiries and investigations, policy review and development, regulatory compliance, clinical and corporate governance, dispute resolution and challenging administrative decisions. 

Sabine is also a director of Uniting AgeWell Limited, Ti Tree Operations Pty Ltd and Village Glen Flexicare Pty Ltd and a member of the quality committee at Royal Freemasons Homes Victoria. She is a past board member of Alzheimer's Australia (Vic) Inc., Northern Health and Australian Children's Education & Care Authority (ACECQA).

Sabine holds a Masters degree in law, a Masters degree of Business in Organisational Behaviour, a Bachelor of applied Science in Advanced Nursing. She has been nominated by her peers as a best lawyer in the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Awards in the category of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law.

Sabine has spent the last thirty years either providing care and services for aged care clients or providing legal advice to providers and training sessions for the sector.

Member: Executive Committee

Appointed Director June 2019

Dr Richard Rosewarne

Dr Richard Rosewarne has vast experience in the Health and Aged Care fields. This includes the disability, health, general aged care and aged psychiatry sectors. Richard has run community care projects, worked with major industry groups as well as with the Commonwealth and State Governments. He has advanced skills with service system development projects, evaluations, research and survey project methodology and knowledge and experience with information systems and database management and analysis.

Prior to founding Applied Aged Care Solutions, Richard was a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine.

Bachelor of Science with Honours, completed his PhD and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Appointed Director February 2013

Bryan Lipmann AM

Bryan Lipmann is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Wintringham. Under Bryan's leadership, Wintringham has obtained significant funding and support to enable the establishment of a range of housing and services to many aged people who were living in poor and insecure conditions. His ability to develop and implement high quality services that are financially viable has influenced Government policy and welfare agencies towards a more co-ordinated response to a group of people who are some of the most disadvantaged within Australian society.

Bryan is a regular contributor to a range of local and international aged care and housing forums, and is the author of a book "The Elderly Homeless", which looks at the international provision of services to frail people experiencing homelessness. He was made a Distinguished Alumni of La Trobe University in 2009.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Social Work. He received an Order of Australia 1999 for his work with the elderly homeless. 

Member: Executive Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Clinical Governance Committee

Appointed Director November 2002

Ian Davidoff

Ian Davidoff's work for government in Australia has included strategic policy positions with Federal Treasury, the Prime Minister's Office as well as with the Infrastructure Division of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. For two years to 2014, he was the Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington. He is a director of property development and investment company, Citiplan Pty Ltd and the CEO/Director of Journal Student Living a manager of institutional-grade alternative residential property assets.

Ian holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Member: Finance and Audit Committee

Appointed Director November 2015

Netty Horton

Netty Horton has a long history of working in the area of homelessness. Netty was the CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons for more than 12 years during which time she established and ran the first and second national conferences on homelessness in Australia and chaired the Ministerial Advisory Committee on the development of the Victorian Homelessness Strategy.

Netty is a founding member of the Australian Federation of Homelessness Organisations and Foodbank Australia. She has been the General Manager of Community Services with St Vincent de Paul Aged Care and Community Services. She is currently the Territorial Social Programme Director for the Salvation Army and the CEO of Catholic Care.

In 2001 she successfully completed a Churchill Fellowship examining foodbanking and homelessness in the US Canada, Europe and the UK.

Bachelor of Arts (hons) (Exeter University UK), Master of Public Policy (University of Melbourne)

Member: Finance and Audit Committee

Appointed Director May 1998

Jane Boag


Jane has held a variety of senior and executive roles in health and related fields such as aged care, private health insurance the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). She has also held a number of Director roles in Community Health, Aged Care, Disability and the Arts sectors.

Throughout her career, Jane has demonstrated her focus on positive client experiences and strong business performance outcomes. Her understanding of risk management and governance was the focus of her previous role at VMIA as Head of Enterprise Risk Advisory, where her team provided risk management advice to the Victorian public sector.

Member: Clinical Governance Committee

Appointed Director February 2020

Arthur Apted

Arthur Apted

Arthur is an experienced chief executive of major property and farm investment funds and operating businesses as well as a director of superannuation funds and their associated businesses.

He has a portfolio of independent directorships and committee member roles in financial services compliance, superannuation investments and infrastructure. His early career was in government and workplace relations. 

His skill and experience set covers: conception and execution of business strategies for start-ups and established businesses and general management of whole businesses and big projects.

In these roles he has successfully managed all aspects of business including strategy, budgeting and reporting, funding, operations, stakeholders and risk including compliance.  

Arthur is based in Melbourne and regularly commutes to Hobart. 

Member: Finance and Audit Committee

Appointed Director February 2020


Michele Lewis

Michele Lewis

Michele has over 45 years of experience in health, aged and disability care, including management at clinical and strategic levels within the acute, sub-acute, aged and community sectors.  Michele has dedicated her career to the not-for-profit sector, using her skills and passion to deliver exceptional standards in care. Michele is currently the CEO of Mecwacare.

Michele holds a Master of Business, a Graduate Diploma of Organisational Dynamics, is a member of the Australian College of Nursing and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management.

Member: Clinical Governance Committee

Appointed Director November 2022


Jenny Smith

2023 - Board member - Jenny Smith

Jenny’s professional life has been dedicated to the public sector.  Jenny began her career as a social worker & family therapist, followed by more than thirty years in leadership and management roles in policy,  management, government, in training and service delivery, and in health, mental health, community health and community sectors.  Jenny recently retired from her role as CEO of Victoria's homelessness peak body, the Council to Homeless Persons. Jenny also has considerable experience as a Board director of community sector agencies including as Chair of Homelessness Australia. 

Jenny has Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Social Work (Honours), Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts.  She is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is currently Chair Industry Advisory Committee and a Clinical Associate of the Social Work, School Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University.

Member: Clinical Governance Committee

Appointed Director September 2023
How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
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