Chief Executive Officer

Dr Samantha Fox is the CEO of Carers Tasmania, the peak body for informal family and friend carers and its service delivery arm Care2Serve. Prior to her current role, Samantha was a director on the boards of Carers Tasmania and Care2Serve. Samantha is passionate about helping communities, teams, and individuals to achieve their social, cultural, economic, and environmental aspirations.

Prior to joining Carers Tasmania, Samantha worked for two decades in State, Commonwealth and local governments, providing strategic advice on social, cultural, environmental and economic policy, engaging with communities, managing diverse teams and multi-million-dollar projects, and delivering outcomes for communities. Samantha has qualifications in psychology, science, governance and business.




Will has more than 20 years’ experience working in accounting, financial services, and leadership roles across a variety of industries in Tasmania. Will currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for a Kriticos Nominees, a locally owned family business overseeing businesses in the tourism, hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services sectors.

Previously Will was the Treasurer for MyState Limited for over a decade and worked in local specialist Chartered Accountancy firms (business recovery and insolvency) previously.

Will has been actively involved in not-for profit governance for nearly a decade operating as a board member and most recently the Chair of Lady Gowrie Tasmania. Will brings to the board significant expertise across all areas of finance, including financial analytics, budgeting, capital and risk management.

Will is Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems) from the University of Tasmania, a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan as well as being a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Roslyn Atkinson



Ros has more than 15 years’ experience in management in the not for profit sector. Currently working as the CEO for Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc. she has previously worked as a barrister. Ros has a passion for social inclusion and prevention and early intervention

Ros is the current CEO of, and corporate legal practitioner for, Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc., having been appointed to the role in 2007 and again in 2013 following a merger. Prior to this Ros worked as a barrister, where she gained extensive experience in criminal law, youth justice and family violence. Ros was involved with the implementation of the Tasmanian Safe at Home Program.
David Morrell



David has daily experience of being both a carer (for his wife and his mother) and a person with a disability. He also has a long history working in the not-for-profit sector as a social worker and an advocate, and believes strongly that for all people to have a fair go, we must first have a fair community for all.

It is this passion and belief that has driven David to volunteer with organisations like Red Cross, Blind Citizens Australia and Safe Asylum, and to serve on the boards of organisations like Shelter SA, Housing Trust Tenants Association, Disabled People’s International and now Carers Tasmania and Care2Serve.
Sue Ham



Sue has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in the public and not for profit sectors, primarily working in the delivery of human services in areas where a commitment to community and closing the gap to disadvantage are her personal drivers.

Most recently Sue was a member of the Senior Executive Service at the National Disability Insurance Agency (2012-2019), including Tasmanian State Manager from 2012-2016. From 2007 to 2012 Sue worked for the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Canberra – primarily in the areas of housing, disaster recovery and the National Partnership Agreement for remote Indigenous housing. Between 1995 and 2006 Sue was Chief Executive Officer for Colony 47 Incorporated.

Over the period of working in the not for profit sector, Sue held ministerial appointments to a range of government advisory committees at state and Commonwealth levels and represented Colony 47 on a range of joint venture partnerships, advisory committees and reference groups. Sue was also President of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (2000-2006) and Vice President of the Australian Council of Social Service (2002-2006), and President of Tagari Lia Community Living and Nexus Inc.

Sue has expertise in human service delivery, human centered design, public policy and corporate governance. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Griffith University and a Diploma of Company Directorship from the University of New England. Sue is passionate about public policy that contributes to innovative and quality services that deliver outcomes for people.

Kirsten Winspear

Kirsten Winspear


Kirsten has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in both Asia and Australia holding various leadership positions across a broad range of industries including Retail, Hospitality, Higher Education, Finance, Agriculture, Tourism and the Not-for-profit sector.

Kirsten is a passionate Tasmanian who cares deeply about the community and spent seven years on the Management Committee of Karinya Young Women’s Service which provides crisis accommodation for young women in the greater Launceston area. She currently holds the role of Senior Manager, People and Performance at MyState Bank Limited including responsibility for Diversity & Inclusion. Kirsten has a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of HR and a Graduate Certificate of Management.

Andrew Paynter


Andrew has extensive experience working in manufacturing, sales, financial services, tourism and the profit for purpose sectors holding senior leadership roles both in Tasmania and interstate. Andrew is currently the Chief Executive Officer of St John Ambulance Tasmania a community focused organisation with a significant volunteer base. Prior to this Andrew was the Managing Director for NRMA Tasmania overseeing a portfolio of iconic Tasmanian tourism businesses, after serving seven years at the RACT in a variety of senior operational leadership positions.

Andrew has held a number of board positions including the chairing of governance sub-committees. Andrew brings to the board significant expertise across areas of finance, governance, risk management and volunteering organisations. Andrew holds post graduate qualifications in Business Administration.

Sam Wesson


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