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.
Cameron Kirby – Chief Executive Officer / Advisory Board Member
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 an instrumental 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 higher revenue through Deferred Management Fees and Capital Gains, while at the same time 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. The focus on delivering exceptional service with the highest quality design, construction and amenities has achieved significant valuation uplift and achieved strong customer interest and referrals.
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.
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.
David Bacon – Property Director / Advisory Board Member
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.
Amanda Parker – Director, Government and Stakeholder Engagement / Advisory Board Member
Amanda is a highly regarded for engaging governments, clients and stakeholders to achieve better planning, operational and strategic outcomes.
She began her career in asset management as an accountant working her way up to the position of financial controller where she led corporate restructure, organisational change and innovation. She subsequently served in the capacity of an industry association CEO.
Amanda’s specialisations include strategic advice to enhance business improvement and opportunities to better navigate regulated environments. She has worked with clients in the private sector, not for profit and industry groups as a principal strategist to associations, boards, CEOs, and senior executives especially in the health and technology sectors.
She is part of the Mark Moran Group Advisory Board and with her experience is committed to working with the Group to continue to transform outcomes, environments as well as improved legislation in seniors planning and healthcare. Amanda builds strategic alliances in order to innovate service delivery and believes local community engagement is core to driving aspirations and outcomes and then developing strategies to achieve them.
Sam Arnold – Chief Financial Officer / Advisory Board Member
Sam is an experienced finance professional and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years commercial experience across a range of industries, including professional services, government, tourism, charitable, hospitals, aged and community care and retirement living.
Sam commenced his professional career with KPMG – starting as a Graduate Accountant and progressing to Senior Manager. Whilst at KPMG, Sam specialised in the delivery of audit and other regulatory services to aged care providers. After 11 years with KPMG, Sam joined Catholic Healthcare Limited as Group Financial Controller where he remained for a further 9 years.
In 2018, Sam joined Mark Moran Group as Chief Financial Officer with oversight of the financial functions as well as having operational management of Jamberoo Valley Farm.
Candice Kirby – Vaucluse Village Manager
Candice has more than 25 years working in service focused industries. Commencing in the beauty industry, Candice started her own chain of day spas in 1998, located in large Westfield shopping centre, eventually growing them 6. Candice was one of the first in Australia to successfully franchise Day Spas and Beauty salons, before achieving a full sale in 2007. Candice had other advisory roles in the Beauty Industry before joining the hospitality industry.
She commenced working for the Mark Moran Group in 2014 as Village Manager for Mark Moran Vaucluse, the $160m flagship development of the group. Candice was key to the commissioning the of Vaucluse village which included 91 Aged Care rooms, 90 Retirement apartments, 2 cafes, a restaurant, a bar, a 25m lap pool, gym and function room with rooftop garden. Candice has managed the village since opening in August 2016 and oversees the Retirement Village operations, Sales, Food and Beverage (including Aged Care), Cleaning and Laundry services.
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.
Kimberley Bates – Director of People and Culture
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.
Yves Goarin – Construction Director
Yves joined the Mark Moran Group after a 30-year career in the construction industry. While working for Multiplex, Yves delivered a broad range of facilities, which included the Mark Moran Little Bay and Vaucluse facilities. Yves’s career focused on commercial construction, being responsible for
the overall delivery of new facilities on a Design and Construct basis.
Yves strengths are; technical skills, commercial awareness and a keen understanding of all levels of project and development management to the projects in which he is involved. His ability to identify key objectives and manage risks is supported by experience in design co-ordination and direct site supervision on varied broad range of projects, including residential, retail, heritage, hospital, high-technology projects and more importantly Aged Care. Yves’ ability to manage multiple work interfaces on highly complex projects has resulted in successful on-time (or early delivery) and on budget of projects and highly satisfied clients.
As Construction Director, Yves is responsible for the delivery of all our facilities to agreed time, cost and quality standards. Together with resolving design issues and managing overall project development, he maintains open communications and provides leadership to the project team while managing the required project outcomes.