Our Company

Mark Moran Group are experts in the creation of world-class, continuing life and care environments. Quality health and care services within thoughtfully designed, progressive environments form the heart of our organization. Our carefully selected group of professionals are authorities in areas covering finance, operations, clinical rehabilitation, food service, systems, sales and design.  Our team is our strength. We value our partnerships with like-minded industry leaders. 

 

Mark Moran  –  Co-Founder

Mark has a family background of leading health and aged care design and management for over 60 years. He has worked in health and aged care for 27 years, including in Federal politics for three years.

In 2011, he co-founded the Mark Moran Group with Evette Moran to bring about change in seniors’ planning. Mark and Evette recognised that strategic planning to develop an innovative blueprint for the next 50 years was essential. With Mark having learned the business from the ground-up combined with Evette Moran’s expertise and oversight, they undertook a thorough situational analysis of the sector to identify key opportunities, risks and threats. The clear opportunity was to create a unique customer-oriented model, lacking in the sector, and combine the three traditional industry silos of Aged Care, Retirement Villages and Home Care. They also identified future legislative changes and have responded with a pioneering intergenerational community development model to transform the sector.

As the Executive Director 2001-2011 of his family business, the Moran Health Care Group, he fully restructured his family company, of over 60 residential aged care and retirement villages, creating $330 million dollars of realised asset value. Mark undertook comprehensive strategic reviews of the family business resolving the Group’s operational, financial and cultural issues. He sourced and established quality long-term relationships with key external business partners, leading consultants and community, industry and government engagement.

Mark and Evette have been awarded the best in retirement and seniors planning in Australia and Asia in consecutive years from 2014-2018. Their organisation is the recipient of the over 30 awards for best in class. They are most proud however of their PWC Fairfax Media Award in 2015 for having the most enriched staff culture in Australia ranked against all industries.
Mark has been a Director of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation since 2004, a voluntarily role supporting public health outcomes.
Mark established and ran the Moran Arts Foundation for 24 years, 1988-2013, expanding it into photography and facilitating many thousands of school children, especially in remote and regional Australia, through its programs.

Mark and Evette support many charities and community initiatives including The Mark and Evette Moran NIB national literary awards with Waverly Council, the Principal Sponsor of the national Small Sculpture Prize with Woollahra Council, the Mark and Evette Moran Rocks to Rocks Challenge with Surf Life Saving Australia, Platinum Sponsor for the past five years of the Central Coast Five Lands Walks an event drawing over 20,000 people within the community annually, partners with the Literacy for Life Program where they work with the Literacy for Life Foundation to eradicate Indigenous Illiteracy.

Evette Moran – Co-Founder, and Lead Designer

Evette is the creative force behind the programs and innovations at Mark Moran Group including the world-leading design, ground-breaking Paddock to Plate program, first-class behavioural and lifestyle enriching experiences for residents. Evette has brought intelligent luxury and innovation to deliver world’s best care and lifestyle programs; disrupting traditional, outdated practices. Evette’s inspirational programs and initiatives transform the quality of life and happiness residents experience daily at Mark Moran Group and provide families peace of mind. Evette is setting industry benchmarks including staff culture, resident lifestyle programs, designed environments, societal impact and philanthropy, leading by example and disrupting traditional, outdated practices.

Evette understands that the creation of quality, uplifting and beautifully designed interior and exterior environments adds value to the living experience and quality of life for members. She is passionate about design of all disciplines and has worked in industry since 1984. During this time, she has managed and run businesses as well as acted as lead designer.
Her most exceptional design works are at Vaucluse, Sydney winning ‘Best Silver Architecture’ in Asia and Australia 2015 and the redesign and redevelopment of the Award winning ‘Best Facility in Asia 2014’ at Little Bay, Sydney which pioneered the Group’s design excellence ethos. Winning the ‘Change Maker of the Year for Australia and Asia’ at the 2016 Eldercare Innovation Awards is an accolade that reflects her contribution to the industry and passion for innovation and change.

Mark and Evette have been awarded the best in retirement and seniors’ planning in Australia and Asia in consecutive years from 2014-2018. Their organisation is the recipient of the over 30 awards for best in class. They are most proud however of their PWC Fairfax Media Award in 2015 for having the most enriched staff culture in Australia ranked against all industries.
Evette has spent many years supporting charities in particular the Cornucopia Committee 2002-2013 where she served as Vice-President. Mark and Evette support many charities and community initiatives including The Mark and Evette Moran NIB national literary awards with Waverly Council, the Principal Sponsor of the national Small Sculpture Prize with Woollahra Council, the Mark and Evette Moran Rocks to Rocks Challenge with Surf Life Saving Australia, Platinum Sponsor for the past five years of the Central Coast Five Lands Walks an event drawing over 20,000 people within the community annually, partners with the Literacy for Life Program where they work with the Literacy for Life Foundation to eradicate Indigenous Illiteracy.

Rob Drake – Executive Director

Rob Drake’s career spans infrastructure development and investment, investment banking and law. He has strong experience in project, corporate and financial aspects of the infrastructure industry.

Rob is currently with InfraRed Capital Partners where he has been since 2016, and was formerly the Head for Australia and New Zealand. From 2011 to 2015, Rob was head of Balfour Beatty Investments Ltd in Australia. At InfraRed and Balfour Beatty, Rob has led bids as sponsor in rail and other PPPs (both availability and demand based), student accommodation, energy, and renewable projects in Australia and New Zealand.

From 1999 to 2009, he was a corporate and project finance adviser, as a Division Director of Macquarie Capital Group in Sydney.

Rob practiced as a lawyer from 1976 to 1999 with Minter Ellison in Auckland, Clifford Chance in London and as a partner at Baker McKenzie (1981 -1998) in Sydney and London (where he was head of its international finance group) and Singapore, specialising in project and structured finance. He also spent 3 years as a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth (2009-2011).

Rob has been involved in the aged care sector since 2002. First as an adviser whilst at Macquarie Capital and then as a director and consultant at Moran Healthcare Group, and more recently as Executive director and consultant at Mark Moran Group.

Cameron Kirby – Chief Executive Officer   

Cameron is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience with ASX listed and multinational companies, responsible for business units in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Asia.

Commencing with a mid-size Chartered Accounting firm in 1992, Cameron moved into media in 1998 occupying senior roles with Salmat, Foxtel and Endemol Southern Star (now Endemol Shine). Cameron was closely involved in a number of M&A transactions and restructures with Macquarie Media Group, Fairfax Media and Endemol as well as the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Salmat.

Cameron joined the Mark Moran Group in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer before also taking over Group Operations. In August 2017, Cameron was promoted to Chief Executive Officer with full oversight of all group activities being Aged Care, Retirement, Hospitality and Developments.

Since joining Mark Moran Group, Cameron has played a leading role, working closely with the co-founders to restructure and develop the Group’s business and financing model allowing the business to leverage off it’s Little Bay operations to build the ambitious Vaucluse development. These initiatives have significantly grown the value of the company, transformed its operations and delivered substantial revenue and equity. Key results achieved include driving occupancy to full occupancy at Little Bay which was critical to securing the financing for the Group’s pioneering Vaucluse development. Cameron then led the recruitment and operational set-up of Vaucluse and the six star service delivery which has achieved national and international accolade as the world’s best retirement and aged care development and consistently high customer and employee satisfaction results. The success of Mark Moran Vaucluse has laid the foundations for the Group’s next growth phase including new development sites identified and acquired at Warrawee and Caringbah.

Reflecting the co-founders vision and philosophy of delivering world’s best practice seniors living with the highest levels of care, service, ethics and respect for elders, Cameron developed a new innovative financial business model, which aligned the interests of the business with our customers. This resulted in providing customers with transparency, certainty and security in all their financial dealings. Two cornerstone features were a fixed for life monthly fee and a guaranteed buy-back of the apartment on exit.  This model has set a new standard for the industry, with the measures of transparency and certainty in particular being identified in the state government commissioned Greiner Report as lacking in other Retirement Villages with recommendations that similar measures be legislated across the industry. This is just a another example of the Mark Moran Group being ​ahead of the innovation curve and implementing market leading practices ​founded on its deep understanding of the needs of its customers, creating a valuable point of difference and thereby future proofing the business for the long-term.

Arthur Koumoukelis – Executive Director   

Arthur has specialised in the aged care and retirement village industry since 1995, and joined Thomson Geer as a partner in April 2018. Arthur holds degrees in both accounting and law. This background in corporate and tax allows him to advise on all aspects of the structuring, acquisition, disposal, development and operation of aged care, assisted living and independent living retirement living environments. He also provides assistance to approved providers and operators of seniors living facilities in relation to any litigious issues, disputes and administrative actions. In addition, Arthur is a key adviser to the major banks lending to the industry. Working with financial institutions and property investment property funds, he has helped develop PropCo/OpCo structures and funding products for investors and operators to fund aged care, assisted living and independent living seniors environments.

Arthur has developed extensive expertise advising organisations on the financing, governance, tax implications and corporate issues that play a significant role in the aged care and retirement living industry. Arthur has experience sitting as a Director on the board of a number of not for profit organisations both related to and outside the seniors living industry.

Arthur is seen as a thought leader in the broader Asian region in the aged care and seniors living sector, and has advised on the development of facilities in Singapore and Malaysia. He regularly provides advice to leading industry bodies such as Aged & Community Services Australia and Leading Age Services Australia. He also is regularly invited to speak at leading industry conferences both in Australia, and throughout the Asian region.

Kimberley Bates – Group HR Manager 

Kimberley Bates is a Human Resources Professional with 15 years’ experience working across a broad range of industries including aged care, design and build, technology, retail, food manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods. Kimberley’s strength is partnering with the Executive Team, Directors of Nursing, Senior Managers and all other stakeholders to ensure our Leaders and the larger workforce are living our values, are aligned with the Company’s culture and are capable of delivering on business objectives.

Kimberley is pivotal in spearheading HR best practice for MMG including aligning the HR agenda to the overall business strategy, implementing recruitment strategies that identify experienced candidates that best fit our brand, designing induction and onboarding programs that guarantee the success of new candidates to the business and, developing performance review and development systems that increase employee capabilities and ensure the retention of high performers.

From Executives to Carer’s, Kimberley’s hands on operational approach allows her to anticipate potential for breakdowns in HR processes and implement contingency plans to ensure the continued growth and performance of our workforce.

Kimberley is a passionate, strategic and operational HR leader who likes to foster and cultivate a culture of capability and innovation and whose approach has also led to proven success in driving cultural change programs.

Alasdair Croydon – Group Operations Manager 

Alasdair has extensive experience in Health and Aged Care both as a clinician and in senior leadership roles.  He has tertiary qualifications in nursing, health administration and public health, a law degree and a graduate diploma of legal practice.  He brings a combination of clinical experience, management and leadership capability supported by an in depth understanding of the regulatory framework of the aged care industry.
 
Alasdair entered aged care in 2005 as a Regional Manager for St Vincent De Paul Society Aged and Special Care Services until their acquisition by Catholic Healthcare in 2007. During the next 7 years he worked in similar roles until his appointment as the Chief Operating Officer for their 38 aged care facilities. That role provided the opportunity to develop further skills that contributed to the negotiation of the first Catholic Healthcare Collective Agreement with staff and Unions in two States. He also initiated the   
Clinical Governance Committee to support excellence in care and manage clinical risk. He was appointed as the inaugural Chairperson. During that period all facilities successfully underwent two rounds of  Reaccreditation Audits and the organisation received four Better Practise Awards.
 
Upon leaving that organisation Alasdair then took up a role close to his home, and for the last 5 years worked for Scalabrini Villages. Initially he took over management of a facility and then was subsequently appointed to the role of General Manager Residential Operations, having oversight of their 7 Villages. Alasdair was invited to sit on the New South Wales ACSA Procurement Committee representing aged care providers during this time. During that period all Villages successfully underwent their Reaccreditation Audits and two villages received Better Practise Awards.
 
Prior to coming into aged care in 2005 Alasdair worked in the public health sector in both senior nursing and commercial operational roles at St George and Calvary Hospitals, and at the Area Health Service. During that time he developed an interest in procurement and represented the Area Health Service on several contract and product advisory group State contracts. He has over 18 years’ experience in the acute care sector having worked in acute aged care, palliative care and forensic psychiatry.

David Bacon – Property Director

David is an established property professional with widespread experience over three decades.

David’s track record reflects his achievements which include the successful involvement in $5 billion of social infrastructure projects. His driving passion is the delivery of invigorating facilities, founding design and construction decisions reflective of the positive impact they have on user experiences.

Joining the Mark Moran Group as Property Director in 2014, David was responsible for the delivery of the award-winning $160m Mark Moran Vaucluse development, completed ahead of programme and under budget.

David’s accountabilities encompass effective property management of built assets and the identification and development of land opportunities that contribute positively to the Mark Moran Group’s ambitious expansion objectives.

Tiko Paul – Executive Director of Nursing 

Tiko Paul has more than 40 years working as a Registered Nurse including 20 years working in Director of Nursing and Facility Manager roles. Tiko is proudly our longest serving team member with more than 30 years working for the Moran Group and the Mark Moran Group.

Tiko was appointed Facility Manager Moran Hurstville in 2000, where she spent more that 9 years, before being appointed as the first Director of Nursing for the Mark Moran Group’s Little Bay facility in 2009. Between 2011 and 2014 Tiko elected to become more hands on at the Little Bay facility before taking up the Director of Nursing role for Little Bay in 2014.

Tiko has mentored many Registered Nurses including Madhab Raj Paudel who was appointed Director of Nursing in 2019 for Little Bay when Tiko was appointed to head-up the Mark Moran Group’s flagship Aged Care facility at Vaucluse. Tiko was promoted to Executive Director of Nursing in 2019 and is one of our most senior clinicians.

Madhab Paudel – Director of Nursing 

Madhab joined the Mark Moran Group in 2011. Madhab’s first role with the company was as a Registered Nurse and he has progressed his career further in company as Care Manager (2012-2015), Education and Quality Manager (2016), Deputy Director of Nursing (2016-2019) and was appointed as the Director of Nursing in March 2019. Madhab’s passion has always been to care for the elderly. Madhab relocated to Australia in 2007 working in hospitals in Brisbane in Palliative Care and decided to dedicate his career in Aged Care.

Daniel Kemp – Village Manager 

Daniel has had 14 years of experience working for the Moran Group and the Mark Moran Group. Since joining in 2005 he has been a highly regarded and trusted Member of the team.  Daniel commenced working as an Assistant to Mark and Evette Moran (the Co-founders) and in that role was exposed and involved in all aspects of the business.  Since then Daniel has been involved with the post-acquisition and ramp-up of the Little Bay facility, the acquisition, design, planning and construction of the Vaucluse village.  In 2016 Daniel was appointed Client Liaison Manager – Vaucluse and played a key role in assisting with the commissioning and go live of the Vaucluse Village.  In 2017 Daniel was appointed Assistant Village Manager responsible for all apartment sales and assisting in the day to day operations of the Vaucluse Village.  In September 2019 Daniel was promoted to Village Manager of Vaucluse overseeing all Village operations and sales.

Daniel’s passion is providing Members with the highest standard of customer service and facilitating their relaxed, enjoyable and fulfilled lifestyle.