Our executive team

Damien Jacobs
Alison Standen  |  Chief Executive Officer

Alison Standen commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Corumbene Care in October 2021. Alison has over 25 years’ professional experience working in Tasmania with a varied career that has focussed on supporting vulnerable Tasmanians; this includes experience in health and community services, in senior leadership roles in not-for-profit and public institutions.

From 2018-21, Alison served as Member for Franklin in the Tasmanian Parliament, with roles including Shadow Minister for Housing and Opposition spokesperson for Disability Services and Ageing in the House of Assembly.

Having worked in senior Commonwealth and State Government roles for many years, and having completed a Masters in Business Administration and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course, she has a strong understanding of public sector decision-making processes and governance.

Tassie Strafkos  |  Business Excellence, Risk & Compliance Manager

Tassie has significant experience in management of governance, risk and compliance frameworks linking to quality assurance. He has served in organisations ranging from legal practice, government business enterprise, State Service and the not-for-profit sector.

Tassie has a degree in Commerce & Law and qualifications, including studies in governance, compliance and risk management.

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Peter Woodhouse  |  Business Development Advisor – Finance

Peter has lived in the Derwent Valley most of his life, raised on a farm and with strong family and community values.

As a Certified Practicing Accountant with over 20 years working across government, semi-government, not-for-profit and commercial sectors throughout Australia, Peter brings both a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to his role with Corumbene Care.

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Julie Purves |  Corporate Services Manager

Julie started her accounting career with the NHS in the UK, and furthered her accounting skills in the UK, NZ, and WA before moving to Tasmania in 2016.

Her career has mostly been in people-centric organisations, including several years in WA at a large not-for-profit Aged Care organisation. She brings a rounded approach into the Corporate Services Arena, aided by her MBA studies.

Julie has a desire to see people develop into the best version of themselves and enjoys working with Residents, Clients and Staff. She facilitates everyone working together to help ensure that Corumbene is a sustainable Community where everyone belongs.