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Our Directors are professionals from diverse backgrounds who volunteer their time to be part of Clayton Church Homes and bring a wealth of experience, expertise and passion, both individually and collectively.

Greg Adey

Appointed 2014
Appointed Board Chair 2019. Greg Adey has over 35 years’ experience in the provision and management of clinical services, including over 10 years as an Executive Manager of aged care services and since 2012 as a private consultant in aged care in Australian and overseas. He also has extensive experience in guiding policy development and quality standards relating to aged care services.

Elizabeth Malcolm

Appointed 2017
Elizabeth (Liz) Malcolm has extensive experience in Senior Management positions across South Australia, including Regional Manager, at Housing SA. Liz has also been responsible for many varied projects including overseeing the $27m disability portion of the Federal Governments Nation Building Economic Stimulus Package and establishing a disability specific community housing organisation. Liz is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has been a Director on several Boards including 3 years as Chair of Uniting Care Wesley Country SA. Through these roles, Liz has gained a sound understanding of Government at all levels, governance and service delivery as well as a deep understanding of the ethos and values of Uniting Church.

Adrienne Copley

Appointed 2019
Adrienne is an experience accreditor and health care manager for both aged care and health sectors since 1999. Adrienne also brings a consumer’s perspective to the Board, underpinned by expert knowledge in accreditation standards, corporate and clinical governance.

Juanita Ielasi

Juanita Ielasi

Appointed 2019
Juanita is an independent consultant in healthcare with over twenty years’ experience in senior management, executive and leadership roles across complex healthcare environments. Juanita’s previous role included General Manager with the Calvary Group, responsible for construction of the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital.

Michael Elias

Michael Elias

Appointed 2019
Michael has previously worked in senior roles in the private and public sectors including Chief Finance Officer with the ACH Group which included responsibilities for enterprise development, property and corporate services.

Nicolle Rantanen

Appointed 2020
Nicolle is an experienced Senior Executive with qualifications in commercial law, accounting and business in the public and private sector with previous success in all aspects of service delivery for commercial and profit-for-purpose enterprises. Nicolle has extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director on numerous Boards and has demonstrated experience in providing advice and recommendations on finance, audit, governance, risk and internal control management.

Dr Marie Wood

Appointed 2020
Marie is an independent consultant with qualifications in marketing and communications and education with skills and knowledge in mentoring, training and school aged residential care. With a career history including teaching in government and non-government schools in metropolitan and country areas and principalship of Catholic primary schools. Marie currently contributes as a Non-Executive Director for profit-for-purpose organisations and an aged care provider offering residential, home care and allied health.

“I live in a Retirement Living unit and enjoy my garden, especially at the back where I have some raised beds where I grow lettuce, spinach, rocket and herbs that I pick for my meals everyday.”


“I like the friendships with others, and the care I receive from staff. I feel happy and content and that makes my family happy.”


“It’s very liberating to know that maintenance is taken care of.”


“CCH staff show us respect, tolerance, care and friendship.”


“I enjoy the village atmosphere, we are a close-knit community.”


“I love the Cafeteria where we can enjoy a good cappuccino while chatting with other residents. We meet every Friday for Happy Hour when we share news over a drink, have a few jokes and celebrate birthdays”


“I feel respected, safe, cared for and listened to.”


“The staff are very caring. I feel loved and I feel the warmth of everyone I come across.”


“I love my apartment. It’s light, airy and very contemporary.”


“I am delighted to be here and am always busy with new found friends and activities.”


“I can travel without worrying about a thing and everyone gets along. It’s the best move I’ve ever made.”


“We love living near like-minded people. We treat each other as friends and valued neighbours.”

Don and Margaret