• 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, President

Gerard Mansour

Gerard Mansour is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention.

He is a long-term and is a highly respected advocate for the needs of older people. 

In 2012, Mr Mansour 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, Mr Mansour was the CEO of Aged and Community Care Victoria for six years. Mr Mansour says a 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.

Appointed Director June 2015
Member: Executive Committee 


Jeffrey Gole, FREI,  Vice President

jeff gole president

FREI, Certificate of Real Estate 1985, Diploma of Business Studies (Real Estate) 1988 

Licensed Estate Agent, Abercrombys Real Estate Pty Ltd; Director, Gole Property Pty Ltd; President of REIV 1999-2000; Associate of Real Estate Institute of Australia Ltd 1994, Fellow of Real Estate Institute of Australia Ltd 2001, Member of the Estate Agents Council of Victoria  

Jeffrey Gole has been specialising in property sales and property management for over thirty-five years. His knowledge and experience of the real estate industry has heightened his awareness of complex issues around housing affordability. 

Appointed Director November 2001
Member: Executive Committee 


Dr Richard Rosewarne

Richard Rosewarne

BSc (Hons); PhD; MAPsS

Dr Richard Rosewarne is a psychologist with 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, Dr Rosewarne was a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine.

Appointed Director February 2013
Member: Finance & Risk Management Committee


David Coombes

​David Coombes

Bachelor of Law (University of Melbourne), Master of Taxation Law (University of Melbourne)

Member of Board of Examiners for Specialist Accreditation Taxation Law: Law Institute of Victoria. Chartered Tax Advisor (Taxation Institute of Australia).

David Coombes is one of Australia's leading taxation lawyers. He is Partner at Gadens Lawyers Melbourne and was national head of Norton Rose Taxation Practice, bringing over 30 years of taxation law experience to his roles. David has particular expertise in income tax law, capital gains tax, goods and services tax, stamp duty and other indirect taxes and revenue imposts.

Appointed Director October 2008
Member: Finance & Risk Management Committee


Bryan Lipmann, AM

Bryan Lipmann

Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Social Work.  Order of Australia 1999 for his work with the elderly homeless. 

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 homeless men and women. He was made a Distinguished Alumni of La Trobe University in 2009. 

Appointed Director November 2002
Member: Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Management Committee


Ian Davidoff

ian davidoff

B.A., B. Comm., University of Melbourne; Master in Public Policy (Frank Knox Fellow) Harvard University

Ian Davidoff’s  work for  government in Australia has included strategic policy positions with Federal Treasury, two Prime Ministers 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. Ian Davidoff’s  experience and expertise in  economic, financial and international arenas is exceptional. He is a director of property development and investment company, Citiplan Pty Ltd and the CEO of Journal Student Living. 

Appointed Director November 2015


Colleen Pearce

colleen pearce

B.A., Dip. Ed., Grad. Dip. Health Services Management, Master of Business - Health Administration

Colleen Pearce is the Victorian Public Advocate, a position she has held since 2007. The Public Advocate’s role is to protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities and address issues of exploitation, abuse and neglect. As Public Advocate, Colleen Pearce has initiated policy and legislative reform and vigorously advanced the interests of some of society’s most disadvantaged members. Her former roles include leading the Community Operations and Victims Support Agency at the Department of Justice and Director of UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania.

In 2018 Colleen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences from RMIT in recognition of her life time of work in community services field promoting the human rights of people, particularly those with  disability.

Appointed Director November 2015
Chair: Finance & Risk Management Committee


Dr Ian Winter

PhD. Geography, University of Melbourne, M.A. Urban and Regional Studies, University of Sussex, B.A. (1st class Hons.) Urban Studies, University of Sussex

Ian is the former Executive Director of AHURI where he is focused on evidence-informed policy development. Ian regularly advises Ministers and senior public servants on the policy implications arising from AHURI research.

He has been a member of both the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Homelessness and Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council on Homelessness and participated as a Special Advisor to the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Social Housing and Housing Assistance.

He was an invited observer to the Ministerial Select Council on Housing and Homelessness and to the Housing Ministers’ Advisory Committee. He was invited speaker at the Commonwealth Tax Forum and most recently invited facilitator of the Commonwealth’s Affordable Housing Working Group roundtables.

Appointed Director May 2016


Netty Horton

Netty Horton

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

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.

Appointed Director May 1998


Sabine Phillips

Sabine Phillips

A Partner at the law firm Gadens, Sabine’s practice 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.

Appointed Director June 2019
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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