Our People

Our People

Board Members

John Angas  Chair
John joined the Board in 2006 and was appointed Chairman in 2008. He has a Diploma in Farm Management and is married to Jan. Together, they run their historic family property, Hutton Vale near Angaston. Their farm business includes wine, lamb, vegetables and artisan products. John is also an elected member of The Barossa Council.

David Quodling
Appointed in 2012, David has extensive experience in community services through the Rotary Club of Australia and as a former Board member of Barossa Enterprises. Now retired and living in Nuriootpa, David’s career included middle management in industry and over 20 years as a secondary school teacher. David’s wife Sophie was a former Director of Nursing with Barossa Village.

Trudy Vaughan
Trudy joined the Board in 2014. She is employed within Country Health SA and is experienced as a Registered Nurse and managing nursing staff. In 2010 Trudy was recognised with a Nursing Excellence Award for promoting Advanced Care Planning across South Australia’s public and private health care sectors, including aged care facilities. She is Chair of the Board’s Clinical Governance subcommittee.

Mark George
Mark joined the board of Barossa Village in 2017 having worked as an educator, teaching Mathematics and Information Technology for 38 years. He also worked in the IT industry for 10 years as a Network Engineer and is now retired and living in Nuriootpa. Mark enjoys being a member of numerous sporting committees, including cricket, football and golf in several country regions.

Sally Collings
Sally moved to the Barossa in 1994 as a cadet journalist with The Barossa Herald. Since then, she has worked as an editor for magazines and newspapers and provided communication services to the Ahrens Group, Orlando Wyndham (now Pernod Ricard Wines), BAE Systems Australia, the CMV Group, the Detmold Group and The Barossa Cellar. Sally has researched and written several company histories.

Barbara Storey
Barbara joined the Board of Barossa Village in 2018. A New Yorker, she moved to the Barossa with her Australian husband, Brian, running a conferencing and event business before managing three Barossa Vintage Festivals. She was also Manager, Communications and Promotions for Barossa Grape & Wine Association and was recognised as a Baron of the Barossa in 2009 for her services to the Barossa’s tourism industry.

Helen O’Brien
Helen joined the board of Barossa Village in 2020, bringing significant experience in leadership. She provides executive leadership services to leaders and organisations across South Australia. Helen recently retired from the position of Director of Catholic Education SA, where she enjoyed a long career as an educator and senior executive. She recently moved to the Barossa with her husband and enjoys all that the region promises and delivers.

Matt McCulloch
Matt McCulloch is Langmeil Winery’s Chief Executive Officer and joined the board of Barossa Village in 2020. Matt studied Business Management at the Middlesex University Business School, London and the KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France and has a Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing. Matt was Global Sales and Marketing Manager for Kirrihill Wines and General Manager of Château Tanunda. He was Chairman of the Wine Barossa Committee between 2011 and 2017 and was a board member of the Barossa Grape & Wine Association.

Executive Management

Simon Newbold  CEO

Matt Kowald  General Manager, Residential Care Services

Ben Hall  General Manager, Service Delivery

COVID-19 Update

From May 1, 2020 you cannot enter an aged care facility if you have not been vaccinated against 2020 seasonal influenza, as mandated by the Emergency Management Direction 2020, Residential Aged Care Facilities, which can be read in full, along with FAQs here.

Residential Care facilities require proof of your vaccination. Information about how to access your statement is available here.

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes During COVID-19 - Updated July 3, 2020

Visitors to Aged Care Facilities & Residents Leaving a Facility, June 19, 2020

Managing Your Wellbeing During COVID-19 - Video

SA Health

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