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St John of God Accord’s executive team

Accord’s executive team is led by CEO, Tony Hollamby. Profiles of our leadership team are outlined below.

Tony Hollamby, CEO 

Tony became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of St John of God Accord in January 2010 and has more than 30 years’ experience in public and private health care. As CEO, he was instrumental in effectively leading Accord through one of Australia’s biggest social reforms, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Tony also oversaw the transition of services from Marillac Ltd to St John of God Accord in 2017.

Tony led the transformation of St John of God Accord’s Greensborough Community Campus, overseeing a comprehensive redevelopment that has delivered an outstanding environment for our clients.

He sees the development of relationships with clients, their families and the broader community as key to successfully providing support. Making a difference in lives of the people we support is part of the Vision, Mission and Values of St John of God Accord.

Tony has 14 years’ CEO experience; previously being responsible for the redevelopment of St John of God Berwick Hospital completed in 2007.

Silvana Gugliandolo, Director of Service Delivery

Silvana has been Director of Service Delivery at St John of God Accord since March 2012, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the disability sector. Silvana played a pivotal role as acting Chief Executive Officer in the initial transitioning of Marillac Ltd Services to St John of God Accord in 2017 - a major achievement, implementing cultural alignment. Silvana also significantly contributed to the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Silvana has worked at St John of God Accord since 1992 and has expertise in service delivery including accommodation, individualist support, day services, employment services, training and development. She established the Specialist Services team, including positive behaviour support.
Silvana previously worked for DHHS and was involved in the de-institutionalisation of many people into group homes in the community.

Silvana has a Degree in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture from ACU, Certificate of Intellectual Disability Nursing and a Cert IV in Training and Development.

James McDonald, Director of Mission

James joined St John of God Accord in August 2017 as our Director of Mission Integration. James promotes relationships of trust, cooperation and partnership between our caregivers, clients and families. He provides resources to affirm and develop St John of God Accord’s identity as a ministry of the Catholic Church, and provides a framework within which we maintain consistency of decisions and actions related to pastoral care and advocacy.

Prior to joining St John of God Accord, James held the same role at St John of God Pinelodge Clinic. James has worked in the youth sector and adult education for the past 25 years, including working with marginalised people in varied contexts. He also holds a Masters in Theology.

Jane Seeber, Director of Finance

Jane joined St John of God Accord in October 2010, and has contributed significantly to navigating St John of God Accord through the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). She is also influential to the ongoing alignment of Marillac Ltd Services, which acquired by St John of God Accord in 2017.

Jane’s leadership and team management skills continues to oversee organisational change and strategic planning in finance, corporate services and information technology at Accord. Jane also utilises her strategic and sector experience in several not-for-profit board and committee roles.Jane is a Chartered Accountant with significant executive and management experience in the not-for-profit sector. Her experience continues to position St John of God Accord as a leader in a competitive marketplace.

Prior to joining us, Jane was Executive Manager - Finance with Catholic Homes Incorporated, an aged care provider in Western Australia. Jane completed a Masters of Accounting with Curtin University in 2009.

Peter Newsome, Business Development, Innovation and Marketing Manager

Peter Newsome was appointed to the role of Manager, Business Development, Innovation and Marketing in June of 2017. Peter’s role as Business Development Manager contributed significantly to the successful implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout at St John of Accord.

Peter currently works with the Chief Executive Officer within the divisional management committee supporting projects to ensure we are well positioned and ready to meet the needs of our clients and their families.

Highly respected and well regarded within the disability sector, Peter has held a number of managerial positions within St John of God Accord over the last 13 years, including Program Manager of Community Services based in the Western Region and Manager of Individualised Support for the Eastern Region.

Peter is currently undertaking study to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Swinburne University.

Leslie Quill, Executive Assistant

Leslie is a highly competent Executive Assistant supporting Tony Hollamby CEO, and the Divisional Management Committee (DMC) at Accord. Leslie supports an experienced and professional executive team in a fast-paced environment, with dedication and accuracy, exercising intuitive judgements whilst managing her administrative portfolio.

Joining St John of God Accord in May 2007, after working in the public and private sectors for 35 years, she has supported a diverse group of executive and management teams. Leslie has excellent organisational skills, people management and administrative knowledge along with information systems expertise.

Regional managers

Margaret Gibson, Regional Manager - North West

Margaret was appointed to the role of Regional Manager in August 2017. In this role, Margaret oversees all areas business for St John of God Accord in the Northern and Western metropolitan regions of Melbourne, including managing and implemented services, working with clients and their families, partnering with other organisations and government agencies, and developing and maintaining policies and procedures

Margaret has worked for St John of God Accord for the past 15 years. Previously, Margaret worked for the Department of Human Services for 20 years and her formal qualifications include MRN 1985 and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management 2006.

Her extensive experience of the disability sector has brought a wealth of knowledge to St John of God Accord and guided how we moved forward as an organisation within the NDIS.

Nicholas Pouki, Regional Manager - South Eastern Region

Nicholas Pouki was appointed to the role of Regional Manager in July of 2017. His role as Regional Manager oversees all disability support services for St John of God Accord in the South and Eastern Regions of Melbourne, and he reports directly to Silvana Gugliandolo, Director of Service Delivery.

Nick started in the service in 2011 initially working as a Community Support Worker with Individualised Services. Nick held a number of management positions at St John of God Accord including Individualised Support both the Northern and Eastern Regions of Melbourne and the Respite service in the North.

He was actively involved in Accord successfully transitioning to the NDIS and the transition of Marillac Services.

Nicholas Has a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement and a Masters of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.

For more information about St John of God Accord please contact:

Phone: 1300 00 2226