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Continuing a proud tradition of aged care service excellence

Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) delivers high-quality, customised residential aged care services to meet the current and future needs of older Tasmanians, their carers and families. We are a current not-for-profit organisation that has been providing residential aged care services, community in-home care support services and retirement villages across Tasmania for more than 60 years. MCT believes the creation of a healthy, engaged and supportive workplace is key to the success of our organisation. Our research and innovation aims to position Masonic Care Tasmania as a state-wide leader and provider of health care services in Tasmania.

Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) was created through an amalgamation of Launceston’s Fred French Masonic Nursing Home Inc. and Masonic Peace Memorial Haven of Northern Tasmania Inc. (together previously known as Masonic Homes of Northern Tasmania) and Hobart’s Freemasons’ Homes of Southern Tasmania Inc. Over the last 60 years, our three homes have become renowned and recognised providers of aged care in Tasmania.

Our Purpose

Enriching lives and communities.

Our Values


Honouring the decisions of individuals with integrity


Expressing sensitivity and empathy in what we do and how we do it


Upholding the rights, beliefs and choices of individuals without judgement


Having the courage to explore better ways of doing and being

Our Board

Masonic Care Tasmania is governed by our Board of Directors.

Mr Klaus Zimmermann AM


Klaus Zimmermann has 30 years+ extensive experience in CEO and senior executive positions and non-executive board memberships. He has worked in the corporate sector including manufacturing, banking and superannuation and has extensive experience in the aged care sector.

Presently Klaus has directorships with HESTA Superannuation Fund, ISPT Super Property Trust, Commonwealth Association for the Ageing Ltd, Southern Cross Aged Care SA/NT Inc. and Chair of Masonic Care Tasmania Inc.

Previously Klaus was a member of the national aged care industry board for many years and he is a past National President and Chair of ACSA. He was also appointed to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) – the Council is responsible for overseeing the accounting and auditing standard setting process for the private, public and not for profit sectors within Australia.

Klaus is an accomplished public speaker and has presented widely across Australia at forums and conferences on aged care, superannuation, governance and leadership. He has presented to audiences in Japan, USA, South Africa and Switzerland. Klaus is also proficient in the German Language.

In 2014 Klaus was awarded an Order of Australia for services to the Aged Care Sector.

Mr Paul Chatterton


Deputy Chairman

Paul has over 45 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry through, 30 years with ANZ Bank and 15 years owning his Financial Planning Practice as the Practice Principal and Planner.

Prior to joining MCT, Paul served as an elected Councillor for over 22 years and chaired the Governance and Finance Committee and also assisted in establishing the Kingborough Community Enterprise Centre where he served as a board member for over 20 years.

Paul aslo volunteered for Apex Australia for many years, and was appointed as its State President and National Youth Chairman.

Paul, a keen golfer, has served over 20 years on the North West Bay Golf Club Board of Management and after having been President for a number of years is currently Treasurer.

Paul has been a Member of Freemasonry for over 40 years and was appointed to the Board of Freemason Homes of Southern Tasmania for 5 years and held the position of Deputy Chair prior to the merger of the Northern Homes. Paul joined the MCT Board in 2016 and is currently serving as the Deputy Chair.

Mr John Kirwan

Non-Executive Director

John has over 40 years of IR, HR and operational health experience.  He has been the Commissioner for Public Employment in the Northern Territory, the Executive General Manager responsible for the Acute, Community, Public and Aboriginal Health areas of the Health Department of Western Australia (HDWA), and the General Manager responsible for Health Workforce Reform in HDWA. John was also a full time union official.

John has held CEO positions at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH), Northern Area Health Service (NAHS), the Tasmanian Health Organisation – North (THO-N) and is the inaugural CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania, having been at the RFDS for over 6 years.

John is a former Board member and Vice President of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and holds Fellowships of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Dr Jane Fuller

Non-Executive Director

Dr Jane Fuller is a qualified General Practitioner and partner of a successful Launceston General Practice. She sees a range of diverse presentations and ages of general practice and has a particular interest in aged health care.

Currently Dr Jane teaches GP registrars and medical students in the practice and is involved in a program that introduces and exposes final year medical students into the aged care health environment.

Ms Jill Morgan

Non-Executive Director

Jill was a teacher and Principal in the Catholic education sector before being appointed as Head of Education Services for Catholic Education Tasmania. She was then appointed Executive Officer for the Archdiocesan Colleges Governing Councils.

Jill has extensive directorship experience in state and national Principals Associations and was a National Director and Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and Director of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority. Jill was also a Board Member of the Tasmanian Schools Registration Board for the last seven years.

Jill holds two Masters Degrees in Education (UTas) and Educational Leadership (ACU) and is awarded with a Fellowship of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the John Laing Award for Professional Development. Jill continues to work with schools as a consultant.

Mr Bill Morgan


Non-Executive Director

Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Master of Education at UTAS.

He has extensive experience in commerce and education working for a number of companies including AMP, Honeywell and Westpac and has lectured in the areas of Systems Development, Decision Support Systems and Project Management Information Systems at UTAS.

Bill has been actively involved in the Honorary Justices Association of Northern Tasmania as Committee member and Webmaster and volunteer in the Henty House JP office.

Bill holds several Masonic memberships of Freemasonry including member of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Royal Arch and OSM.

Mr Paul Hodges


Non-Executive Director

Paul started his working career as an Orchardist and has since gained over 40 years experience in the management of transport, logistics and tourism companies. He opened his own transport company after managing a Caltex Oil distributorship in northern Tasmania and then as a Managing Director of a statewide coachline company.

Awarded an Australian of the Year in 1996.

Paul joined the Lauriston Masonic Lodge 50 years ago and became Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tasmania in 1993-1996. He is a Life Member of the Tasmania Fire Service and also a Brigade Chief & Group Officer.


Paul was appointed a Director of Fred French and Peace Haven Masonic Homes in 1990 and was instrumental in progressing the early stages of the amalgamation of and formation of MCT inc.

Mr Michael Farley


Non-Executive Director

Michael gained his qualification as a Letterpress Machinist and was then conscripted to 2 years National Service in the Royal Australian Army Signal Corp. He then graduated as a trained Registered Psychiatric Nurse followed by a Post-Graduate Mental Disability registered nurse.

Michael has been a shop steward for HACSU and has completed various TUTA management, conflict management, negotiating skills courses.

Michael has held office positions and life memberships of various sporting clubs and Community organisations and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Derwent Valley, Derwent Valley Combined Probus Club and the New Norfolk RSL.

Michael has been a Member of Freemasonry for over 30 years, Treasurer of the Derwent Valley Masonic Lodge & the Derwent Valley Masonic Centre Inc. and has been a Board Member in various Masonic Orders.

Mr Peter Thomas


Non-Executive Director

Peter offers an extensive corporate finance career including 20 years’ at Executive and General Management level in Australia’s largest financial institution in a range of environments, both domestically and overseas. He holds a Master of Economics, is a Certified Practising Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Finance and Systems.

Peter’s experience includes his appointment as General Manager and Head of the Credit Risk Strategy & Policy team of the Commonwealth Bank. Peter has also been a Director and Chief Risk Officer of an off-shore separately regulated subsidiary Bank having responsibility for managing all aspects of credit, market, operational and legal risk in that Bank.

He has been a Member of Freemasonry for 8 years and has held the Master and Secretary positions of Lodge Lauriston 72 T.C. He is also a Trustee of the Grand Lodge of Tasmania.

Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team serve to provide leadership to drive the strategic direction of Masonic Care Tasmania and establish operational plans to meet our strategic goals.
Jackie Howard

Chief Executive Officer

Jackie is an experienced Executive who assumed the role of CEO Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) in March 2019.

Prior to joining MCT Jackie held several senior executive roles in the public and private health sectors and the not-for-profit aged and disability sectors in the UK, Germany and Australia.

Jackie is a nurse by profession, with a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jackie is committed to, and driven by, getting better outcomes for customers and helping organisations deliver exceptional care, while achieving sustainable change through focusing on continuous improvement.

Jackie is passionate about ‘being captivated by your purpose’ and believes this can be achieved by supporting and investing in your customers and your people equally.

She has a strong people centric focus and believes in living and breathing ‘the mum test’, simply ‘if it’s not good enough for your mum it’s just not good enough’.

Katie Cooley

Chief Operating Officer

Katie joined Masonic Care Tasmania in the role of Care Services Executive in August 2019 and has since taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Katie is an experienced Executive Manager with 15 years’ experience in Pharmacy, Healthcare and Aged Care sectors. Before joining Masonic Care Tasmania, Katie was the National Aged & Community Care Executive for Australia’s leading medication management system and software provider, delivering medication management to over 600 aged care homes throughout Australia and developing the Aged Care Pharmacy Accreditation program to support over 350 pharmacies Australia wide.

Katie is committed to delivering customer solutions with a focus on business development, innovation, building collaborative partnership and engaging team members to achieve business outcomes. Katie is passionate about team work and developing high performing teams with the simple philosophy of – one team, one dream.

Khan Richardson

Chief Financial Officer

Khan joined Masonic Care Tasmania in the role of Chief Financial Officer in August 2019 with overall responsibility for Group Finances, Property and Technology.

Khan, has over 30 years experience in finance and corporate services with recent roles as Group Finance Manager in hospitality and tourism and National CFO for an engineering and building surveying business. During these appointments Khan has been a highly respected member and representative of both the Executive Teams and relevant company boards.

Khan holds a Business Degree in Accounting and is a current member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia and New Zealand.

Khan’s extensive experience includes strategic planning, data analysis, compliance, rostering, procurement, dashboard based reporting, menu engineering and business change.

Khan’s passion is working with businesses to create efficient and effective processes to deliver excellent outcomes for customers, staff and business owners.

Portrait of Alice Holeywell-Jones
Alice Holeywell-Jones

Chief Experience Officer

Alice joined Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) in early 2022 in the newly created role of Chief Experience Officer.

Prior to joining MCT Alice held several senior executive service roles within the Tasmanian State Service providing leadership in the areas of People & Culture, Strategy and Engagement and Performance and Governance as well as serving as Senior Advisor to the Hon Will Hodgeman and the Hon Peter Gutwein, MP.

With a commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and placing the client, their needs and their experience at the center of everything, Alice is passionate about leveraging the diverse skills and experience of teams to deliver outcomes strategically and operationally.  With a strong personal drive, and high energy, Alice is excited by the opportunities afforded by the role of Chief Experience Officer and looks forward to delivering enhanced engagement and experience for MCT clients, their families and employees as well as positively impacting the broader industry and Tasmanian community.

Annual Report

Click below to read about what’s been happening at MCT in the 2020-21 financial year.


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WEGA Public Report

Our 2020-21 WEGA compliance report is now complete and available to view or download.


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