Executive Team

Meet Our Executive Team

Viv Padman OAM

Executive Director

Viv & Florence founded Premier Health Care in 1984. Viv is actively involved in the Aged Care Industry having sat on both the State and Federal Aged Care Association Boards, as well as the HESTA board for 14 years. In 2010, Viv won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Category of Services in South Australia. In 2019, Viv was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to aged welfare.

Florence Padman

Executive Director of Nursing

Florence is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Education and a strong passion for skills development and excellent care delivery. She has led the Group’s team of clinical and care professionals to ensure the highest levels of care and service are continually delivered to provide best outcomes for Residents. Florence has presented at Aged Care Conferences and is in high demand as a contributor to industry panels and discussion groups.

Jenny Boroughs

Operations Manager

Jenny is a Chartered Accountant with significant Audit & Assurance experience in the private sector. Jenny commenced working with the Group in 2012, and has a particular interest in the Aged Care Industry. Jenny manages the financial and administrative functions within the Group and assists with internal audits and compliance. Jenny has volunteered for a number of not-for-profit Boards and Committees.

Reena Costello

Legal Counsel

Reena is a legal practitioner with a Master of Laws from Columbia University in the City of New York. Reena has practiced law in South Australia and New York, with a focus on commercial litigation, and returned to Adelaide to join the group as its in-house legal counsel in 2017. Reena oversees compliance with regulatory and quality changes affecting the facilities, and assists with the Group’s developments.

Linda Trevaskis

Client Relationship Manager

Linda re-joined Premier Health Care in 2018 as its Quality Services Manager and has recently moved into the role of Client Relationship Manager. Linda oversees the provision of quality care and service across the Group’s facilities, ensuring best practice and compliance with the Quality Agency’s Accreditation Standards and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. Linda was previously CEO of an aged care organisation providing culturally specific residential and home-care services for 12 years.

Kaycee Knight

Quality Manager

Kaycee Knight is the Quality Manager for the Group and assists with maintaining compliance across all areas of care and services. Kaycee has a background in nursing and has spent the last six years working in the Aged Care Industry in various roles, most recently as Premier Health Care’s Quality Services Officer and Residential Services Manager for The Lexington on Parade. Kaycee has a strong passion for Aged Care and values the importance of providing excellence in care inclusive to all.

Jane Gartner

Residential Services Manager, The Carlyle on Cross

Jane Gartner was previously the Residential Services Manager at The Lexington on Parade, our Residential Aged Care Facility at Beulah Park and is now the Residential Site Manager of our brand new Facility The Carlyle on Cross in Myrtle Bank South Australia. Jane has a wealth of experience in the aged care sector, having been a member of Whelan Care’s Senior Management team for 17 years. Jane has an Advanced Diploma in Health Management Services and was a Chair of an Industry Association’s Care Management Executive Committee for five years (LASA).

Sue Clifton

Residential Services Manager, The Menzies @ Pacific Paradise

Sue Clifton has worked in a Senior Management role for almost 10 years, having previously managed Residential Aged Care Facilities in Nambour and Mt Coolum. Sue has worked within the Aged Care sector for 20 years with a strong focus on dementia care. Sue has qualifications in Business Management and Nursing and is excited to be working at Premier Health Care's luxurious Sunshine Coast Facility.

Sandy Kesting

Site Manager, The Waterford @ Hervey Bay

Sandy Kesting is the Site Manager at The Waterford @ Hervey Bay, a 145-bed luxury Aged Care Facility in Urraween, Hervey Bay. Sandy has a Certificate IV and Diploma in Business Management. She has a passion for Aged Care and has worked closely with Viv and Florence for over 16 years, having managed their former site at Encounter Bay in South Australia and now The Waterford. Sandy has a strong focus on enhancing our client’s lifestyle and community connections.

Lihong (Lee) Zhai

Residential Site Manager, The Claridge Residential Care

Lee has worked all around the globe, starting her career as a midwife in China and then subsequently travelling to Ireland to work in a dementia specific hospital. Lee moved to Australia in 2010 and for the past 5 years has worked as a Care Director. Lee has strong clinical knowledge and management skills and was awarded Hesta's Nurse of the Year in 2016.