Member profiles - Blue Haven Advisory Board

John Cleary. A qualified accountant with experience as director on multiple aged and disability organisations with experience has been in regulatory compliance in the disability and aged care sectors.

Elizabeth Kelly. An experienced and respected human rights lawyer who worked in numerous government roles including in the oversight of financial and regulatory compliance, organisational performance, risk management and program assurance as well as extensive involvement in overseeing the preparation of financial statements

Joanne Sabena. A highly experienced registered nurse and aged care executive with significant senior positions in large aged care providers. Joanna has expertise in areas such as risk, quality, compliance and governance. Her recent experience has been remediating aged care compliance issues and delivering successful accreditation.

Pearl Forrester. Pearl is a certified practising accountant that has led the organisational and finance departments in large aged care providers. She has a strong background leading teams through change, with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement and customer relations. Pearl has also had experience on numerous boards in risk, governance and finance.

Richard Bialkowski. Richard has 20 years-experience as a non-executive director, board chair and senior executive in organisations providing services very much in line with the community services provided by Blue Haven. As CEO and company secretary, Richard has developed and implemented a range of improvements to corporate governance, management and financial reporting, organisational structures, and operational systems and policies to improve operations, organisational efficiencies and client outcomes.

Michael Forsyth. Previous General Manager of Kiama Council, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Haven and member of the Blue Haven Advisory Committee. Experience in finance, governance and audit in aged care sector. Overseen successful accreditations and major Blue Haven developments (e.g. dementia wing, Stage 5 Terralong and masterplan for Blue Haven Bonaira).