David Panter

Chief Executive
PhD (Developmental Psychology),
BSc (Hons) IIi (Experimental Psychology)

Dr David Panter is passionate about championing the rights of older people to self-determine how and where they live including the right to a good and respectful death at home.

David has worked in health and social care services for almost 40 years and has operated at Chief Executive level for 26 years. David’s previous experience included roles in both the UK and South Australia.

David is currently the Chair of the SA Council of Social Service, a Director of Leading Age Services Australia and a member of the Every Age Counts coalition steering group.

Hannah Murphy

General Manager Corporate Services
BComm, CPA, MBA, Dip Mgt

Hannah has worked within aged care services for almost 20 years in South Australia. During her time at ECH she was involved in the process that divested ECH’s residential care business to focus entirely on helping people to stay at home.

As the General Manager of Corporate Services, Hannah is passionate about supporting ECH to continue to transform through the strategic use of technology and an uplift in workforce capability.

Hannah has a CPA with a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Australia.

Dorothy Nycz

Chief Operating Officer.
B Building (Hons), Grad Dip Construction Law

Dorothy has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of complex operations, social infrastructure projects and leading major organisational transformations.

With a wealth of experience in the construction, Government and not-for-profit sectors, Dorothy is passionate about continuous learning to build a good and kind South Australia for all South Australians.

As Chief Operating Officer Dorothy is responsible for building and maintaining all ECH retirement villages, and the delivery of all home and centre based care, respite and allied health services.

Chris Dury

Chief Information Officer
Diploma of Multimedia and Interactive Design

Chris brings a wealth of experience in the technology space having owned and managed his own successful tech start up, Traversity. His company focused on building technologies to assist a range of health professionals.

Having previously worked for a locally based technology consulting firm, Chris has significant experience working with a number of South Australian based ageing care organisations on their technology strategies and the implementation of their transformation programmes.

As Chief Information Officer, Chris is extremely passionate about how technology can help leverage results and amplify impact to positively change people’s lives.

Robin Murt

Executive Consultant
Bachelor of Arts (Accountancy)

Over a career spanning almost 40 years, Robin has a wealth of experience in South Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) and health sectors and has led senior teams responsible for major strategic initiatives within TAFE SA and South Australian Government departments.

Robin spent more than 10 years working in the health sector, culminating in his appointment to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

Robin is passionate about making a difference and commenced with ECH in early 2019 as Deputy Chief Finance Officer with responsibilities for the Finance Department, Procurement and Contract Management functions.

Melissa McDougall

Chief Technology Officer

Melissa has worked in the Aged Care industry for the last six years in both Australia and the US. She co-founded technology start up company Billy, with her brother Tim in 2014. Her experience with Billy has grown a strong passion for Aged Care and helping people stay in their own homes for as long as they want to.

Melissa has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry, running digital development agencies and consulting for a range of SMEs, Governments and Universities.

Her strength and focus has been on understanding the needs of people and organisations before implementing technology solutions. As Chief Technology Officer, she is passionate about working in an innovative organisation that focuses on how to support people to continue to live at home independently with the help of technology.

Tim McDougall

General Manager BillyCare
Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship

Tim has extensive experience in the digital space as a highly sought-after strategist and has worked in the Aged Care sector for the past six years after co-founding Billy with his sister Melissa in 2014.

Tim has worked across a broad range of industries in Australia, the UK and the US including medical and health services, accounting firms, retail, banking and not-for profit. He has more than 10 years experience in consulting, implementing, presenting and training in the digital space.

Tim regularly shares his views where the digital space is heading and in 2019 was invited to present at the Commonwealth Bank business seminars and The Bus Industry Confederation National Conference, he was also interviewed by Business Spectator.

Matt Mulvihill

General Manager People and Culture
Master’s Degree in Leadership

Matt brings significant experience to the People and Culture space having held senior positions in the South Australian Public Sector for more than 15 years.

Matt has previously held a variety of specialist roles across five Government agencies including Education, TAFE, Child Protection, Treasury and the Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure.

As the General Manager for People and Culture, Matt is passionate about strategic and operational leadership and helping to engage ECH staff to work towards the shared goal of supporting people to continue living independently at home as they age.

Scott McMullen

General Manager Innovation and Business Development

Scott is passionate about the Health and the Human Services sectors. He believes innovating and partnering will improve client services. He is particularly passionate about aged and dementia care having had experience as a carer for his grandparents and now his father.

Scott has worked in Health and Human Service sectors for over 25 years and operated at an Executive Level for the past 15 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Northern Adelaide Health Network. He has also held honorary academic appointments with Universities and sat on several Charity Boards.

As General Manager, Innovation and Business Development, Scott is extremely excited to be focusing on designing and implementing new innovative initiatives as well as fostering partnerships that align with ECH’s visionary strategic plan.