Management

Nick McDonald
Chief Executive Officer

Nick is a Registered Nurse Division 1 with extensive commercial experience and business education. He is very approachable and is committed to the satisfaction of each and every Prestige client. With a Master’s degree in business and over 15 years working in the community care industry, Nick is well placed to understand the various issues that are encountered by staff, clients and business partners. As a founder and director of Prestige Inhome Care, Nick is passionate about providing a high quality option for providing care and support to those who choose to remain in their own homes.

 

Thea McCroary
General Manager of Sales and Marketing

Thea comes to Prestige with a fantastic variety of skills and experiences. With a father who is a doctor and a strong grounding in the medical field, Thea worked in the medical industry for many years before completing a commerce degree (majoring in accounting) and subsequently moving into the finance industry. After embracing such opportunities as working in business development in the financial markets in both London and Sydney, Thea decided to return to the health sector. Thea came to Prestige with exceptional communication and people skills and is responsible for building new business within the organisation. By developing relationships with existing clients, as well as making new contacts with various stakeholders in the community health industry, Thea is in an excellent position to spread the word about the amazing services Prestige offers.

 

Andrew Johnston
General Manager Operations

Andrew is a highly experienced and adaptable Executive manager who has held senior leadership positions within industry sectors such as community/health services (Aged Care, Disability & Mental Health), overseas aid & development, transport, insurance and via his own management consultancy, Verto Solutions. He is passionate about working within ‘helping’ organisations where he has spent much of the last 20 years and where he has a reputation for translating aspirational strategic ideas into value-adding, client centered actions, and for developing the high performing work teams required to deliver these actions.

 

Cleide Pereira
General Manager Finance

Cleide is a CPA qualified professional with more than 15 years of experience in accounting and finance within the telecommunications, energy and technology sectors. Having worked in one of the most successful ASX listed companies in the role of Group Financial Controller and most recently for a technology company, Cleide drives finance and operational changes through process improvements and team development. Cleide is very excited to bring her experience to the Aged Care sector and work with the Prestige team.

 

Tamara Paton
Human Resources Manager

Tamara holds a Masters of Commerce (Human Resource Management) and has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources and management positions in Japan and Australia. Having worked across the education, service and not-for-profit health sectors, Tamara has a passion for making a difference through her work for employees and clients alike.

 

 

Marita Hook
Client Services Manager

As our most senior client services coordinator, Marita’s extensive background in client service management gives her a great understanding of client satisfaction, processes and procedures. Marita’s qualifications include business studies and a Certificate III in Aged Care and Home and Community Care. Marita’s past experience as a Personal Carer with Prestige gives her a valuable insight into the issues facing our clients, as well as the challenges experienced by our staff. Marita is a fantastic teacher and mentor for the rest of the Client Services team.

 

Hayley Parton
Nursing Services Manager

Hayley Parton graduated from ACU in 2013. She is a Registered Nurse Division 1 with 3 years experience in community nursing based on the Mornington Peninsula. Her passion is aged care and working with people to keep them as possible within their homes. Her goal is to work towards patient advocacy as she is passionate about the rights of our elderly community.

 

Lauren Brown
Case Manager

Lauren joined the team at Prestige Inhome Care as a Case Manager in December 2014. She has over 15 years experience working in various roles across the Disability sector. Lauren has a number of qualifications in disability including an Advanced Diploma in Disability. Lauren is also a qualified trainer specialising in Cert IV in disability training. Lauren has a passion for disability support ensuring participants continue to live in their communities independently. She is outcome driven and aims to assist each individual to reach their desired goals and aspirations, within realistic timeframes.

 

Flavia Manderson
Quality Manager

Flavia joined the Prestige team having previously worked for a large not for profit organisation where she played an integral role in the transition through all the recent changes in both the Aged Care and Disability sectors. Flavia brings a wealth of experience in project management, business improvement and quality and has a keen eye for detail, strong communication skills and a vast knowledge of the various standards and regulations Prestige is required to comply with.