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Meet our Board

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for two specialist property businesses – St Ives Retirement Living and St Ives Realty. The Board is appointed through its sole owner organisation, the Royal Automotive Club of Western Australia (RAC WA). Directors meet regularly to plan St Ives’ strategic direction and projects, as well as to monitor goals and performance of the business.

Mr Dalton Gooding
Chairman

BA Bus, FCA

Appointed to the St Ives Group Board in August 2007 • Previous partner of Ernst & Young for 14 years • RAC Councillor since 1999 • Senior Partner at Gooding Partners Chartered Accountants, launched in 1998 and specialising in business, financial accounting and tax advice for high-net worth clients and large private companies • Holds non-executive director positions on a number of public and private company Boards.

St Ives Retirement Living Board member, Mr Tony Evans

Mr Tony Evans

BBus, DipEd, FCPA, FCIS, MAICD

Appointed July 2013 • RAC Councillor since 2006, currently RAC Senior Vice President and Club Board member • Past executive management roles with Chevron, Perth Diocesan Trustees, Iluka Resources Ltd, Murdoch University and WA Petroleum Pty Ltd • Chairman of Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, non-executive director of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australian Dental Council Ltd. Governing Council member of Pilbara Institute • Board appointments have included health, aged care, superannuation, financial, public sector and charitable organisations.

St Ives Retirement Living Board member, Mr Russell Gibbs

Mr Russell Gibbs

DipT

Appointed July 2013 • Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Group since 2000 • Non-executive director of West Coast Eagles, Satterley Property Group and WA Chamber of Arts & Culture. • Past board positions with Anglican Church Perth Diocesan Trustees, Murdoch University Senate, Youth Focus (Vice Chair), Property Council of Australia (WA President) and Property Council of Australia • Key roles with the Commonwealth Business Forum Committee (for CHOGM), 2010 Parliamentary Precinct Steering Committee (Premier’s appointment), Social Housing Taskforce and the Anglican Church Perth.

Mr Robert Slocombe

B.Bus, M.Bus, M.Sc Tech, FAIM

Appointed March 2019 • Group Chief Executive Officer of RAC since March 2019 • Chief Operating Officer of RAC from September 2014 to March 2019 • Prior to joining the RAC, spent 27 years in banking and financial services, primarily in retail banking, financial market trading and treasury roles • Holds a certificate in Financial Markets, a Bachelor of Business degree, a Master of Business degree, a Master of Science and Technology degree and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

St Ives Retirement Living CEO, Mr John Ford

Mr John Ford
Chief Executive Officer

BBus (Acc), CPA, GradDipBus

Appointed July 2016 • Joined St Ives Retirement Living in April 2013 • Spent 10 years prior working for Stockland, Australia’s largest property developer, with residential, retirement, commercial and shopping centre interests. • Previous Senior Management roles with MG Kailis Group and Open Systems. • Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, The Western Australian Club and the WA Turf Club.