Evergreen Life Care was conceived by the directors of Gosford RSL Club and due to these ties, was originally called Gosford RSL Leisure Living.

In 1987, after many years of planning and development, Gosford RSL Leisure Living opened purpose built village accommodation at West Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The site, known as Yallambee Village, offered club members, veterans and community members relaxed independent living within a welcoming and safe village environment. Today, Yallambee Village provides independent living services for 149 Self Care Units.

James Roberts – Chairman

Director since 2018. Chairman since 2019.

James graduated in Accounting and Economics in 1981 and is CPA, amongst many non accounting professional associations.

James followed a career in project management in the power industry internationally and for the last 15 years, some time as acting CEO in a government business environment managing technical staff and inter agency liaison and continuing sitting and chairing a great many technical and administrative boards and committees.

James strengths include governance, teamwork, leadership, accounting, financial, project development management and marketing.”

Patrick McHugh

Director since 2004

Patrick qualified in law, LLB, in 1970. In 1985, he qualified as an Accredited Specialist in Business Law.

For most of his career Patrick has advised local business and not-for-profits. He remains a legal practitioner and a director of his eponymous law firm.

He served several terms as a director of Gosford Chamber of Commerce and Central Coast Jazz Festival.

Patrick’s skills include his legal skills, financial competency, organisational ability, practical business experience and long-term residence on the central coast.

Robert Carter

Director since 2008

Rob was appointed to the Evergreen Life Care Board in September 2018, as a non-executive director and provides over 13 years of senior executive experience in business primary around the commercial construction and manufacturing sectors which has involved the design and construction of aged care facilities along with the works directly involved within hospitals & the health sectors throughout Australia.

Robert’s professional career includes roles in the capacity of CEO, Managing Director and Executive General Manager along with holding directorships and board appointments within these sectors. Robert’s experience both in business, property and construction sectors will provide additional depth and support to the Evergreen board & CEO in the overall management of this specialized aged care operation including the current and future refurbishment and expansion plans.

Allan Keith

Director since 2019

Allan (a Chartered Accountant) has over 35 years’ experience with a mix of chartered and commercial roles. His commercial experience includes large public companies (Ampol/Caltex), government event management organisations (SOCOG), through to smaller privately-run businesses. Allan currently provides board level advice to a number of organisations on financial and management reporting and financial system implementation/utilisation, and how these key aspects of the business can be used as a support mechanism of the organisation’s strategic intent.

In addition to teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level at Sydney and New South Wales universities, he has also been involved in the development and delivery of material for the CA program for the Institute of Chartered Accountants for more than 25 years and assessment components for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jane Floyd

Director since 2020

Jane Floyd is an aged care specialist with Leading Age Services Australia the peak industry association. She is an experienced board member with extensive experience in aged care, public health, community and primary health.  Jane is expert in consumer engagement, customer experience and corporate communication functions. She is a strong strategic and operational planner skilled at working collaboratively to drive change agendas.

Jane has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing, Management and Public Relations) and post graduate degrees in Communications and Public Administration.

As the eldest daughter of ageing parents, Jane has firsthand experience of the trials and tribulations of the aged care system and services. She is on a mission to improve quality of care and build a society that values and respects older Australians.

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Evergreen Life Care is a community based not-for-profit organisation that takes an individual approach to aged care in the Central Coast.