Board of Directors2023-07-05T00:02:17+00:00

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors uses their wide range of business knowledge and skills to ensure McCall Gardens is focused on understanding and meeting the needs of people with disabilities. With their guidance, we’re building a community where family members, carers and staff collaborate to enrich the lives of each person using our services.


Chair – Foundation & Services Board

Chair – Quality & Safeguarding Committee, Member – Development & Asset Committee & Finance Audit & Risk Committee

Dan was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2011. Dan was then appointed as Chair of the Foundation and Services company in November 2019. He is a Civil Engineer by profession with 35 years experience and is currently the Market Director for Transport & Logistics with SMEC Australia. Dan has served on the Finance and Property Committee (Uniting Church – Parramatta & Nepean) and supported people with disability through his active involvement with Sydenham Bankstown Challenge Foundation. His brother Paul is a resident at McCall Gardens.


Treasurer & Vice-Chair – Foundation Board, Vice-Chair – Services Board

Chair – Finance Audit & Risk Committee, Member – Development & Asset Committee

Steve Chatman was appointed to the Board in April 2008, shortly after elected to the office of Treasurer and in November 2019 took on the role as Vice Chair. For nearly 20 years he worked as an Accountant in various Companies. For the past 27 years he has been a Director of his own Company involved in providing infrastructure for communications services in both the Government and Private sector. He is a past President of a Scout Group and for some 25 years was involved in Soccer in the Gladesville/Hornsby region including a past President of his local Club and served as Secretary of the Association for 5 years. His brother David is a resident at McCall Gardens.


Secretary – Foundation Board, Director – Services Board

Member – Development & Asset Committee

Jayne Burrows(nee Dingley) was appointed to the Board in 1998. Her brother David has been residing at McCall Gardens for the past 34 years. In the past 20 years her employment has been based in the health sector where she was a partner and manager to a large, well established Eastern Suburbs Physio Practice. She is now Owner and Director of an Integrated Complementary Medicine Centre, aimed at helping people to recover from chronic illness and pain through improving their lifestyle choices and physical and emotional health. Jayne is a Mind Body Medicine Practitioner, and founder and past treasurer for the Integrated Complementary Medicine Association. Jayne looks forward to continuing her commitment as a Board member, to further the wellbeing and happiness of its residents.


Director – Foundation & Services Board

Member – Quality & Safeguarding Committee

Kathryn was appointed to the Board of Directors in November 2008. She was formerly a Computer Analyst for Qantas for 18 years and involved in Project Management. Kathryn has been involved in singing and music most of her life and has been a member for 30 years of the Sydney Philharmonia Choir. She has been a member of the Parish Council for the Anglican Church of Newtown and more recently of Ashfield in 2005-6 and 2016 and was a member of the Camperdown Cemetery Trust . Her brother Chris is a resident at McCall Gardens.


Director – Foundation Board

Member – Development & Asset Committee

Ross was appointed to the Board in 1995 and then to President in 1997 where he served in this role until November 2019. He has had over 40 years’ experience in the construction and property development industry. Ross was Alderman/Councillor for 18 years and Mayor of the Municipality of Kogarah for three terms. Together with wife Jeanette, has had over 30 years community involvement in the St George District raising in excess of $100,000.00 for charity. Ross is past patron of the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. His brother-in-law John Rhodes was a resident at McCall Gardens.


Director – Foundation Board

Russell was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2023. Russell has served on the Board of Capricorn Society, a member-based automotive business with 20 000+ members and a turnover exceeding $2 billion. Russell served as a Director for 16 years, 4 years as Chairman of the Board and 4 years as Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination committee. He has also served as a Director of Capricorn Mutual, a member-based insurance alternative. For over two decades, Russell has been the Managing Director of Galston Service Centre and, prior to this, worked at Prospect Electricity as a Motor Mechanic, Plant Mechanic, and Fabricator. Russell actively participates in the community and sporting groups. He promotes an annual Special Olympics Regional Swim event which attracts over 100 athletes with intellectual disabilities each year. He is also the President of Combined Districts Kart Club, CDKC owns and operates a kart racing circuit at Lithgow.


Director – Foundation Board

Member – Development & Asset Committee

Russell (Russ) was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2023. Russell has an extensive business portfolio with over 24-years of direct agency and valuation experience and 10-years of experience in non-valuation property roles, this latter period comprising working as a Development Director for Landcom, a period in charge of property at the former State Rail, and a short stint with KPMG.  Russ currently works for Urbis as a Director and former partner in its valuation and advisory team. Russ had a minor role assisting McCall with the recent sale of its surplus Terry Road land and is keen to assist the Foundation going forward. Russ will be contributing a unique understanding of residential and industrial infrastructure and has a clear appreciation for the property industry.

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