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Leadership Team

Alex McKenna – Chief Executive Officer

Alex has extensive experience in healthcare and senior management across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Having qualified as a registered nurse in London in 2002, Alex specialised in oncology and palliative care services with a background in clinical research. Following a move to Australia in 2011, Alex has worked in cancer service development, palliative care, community health and executive management in aged care.

Margaret Daw – Executive Manager, Clinical Care

Marg is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in  clinical, managerial and leadership roles across acute, aged and palliative care services.  She oversees the clinical care of Cooinda’s residents, liaises with General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals and promotes education and growth within the care team to ensure the highest standard of care is provided to every individual person.


Julie Folan – Executive Manager, Quality & Compliance

Julie is responsible for Quality Improvement and Industry benchmarking.   By doing so we ensure processes are in place to maintain our high accreditation standards at all times.   Julie  is also manages admissions and is Cooinda’s first point of contact for resident and family questions.



Cameron Gray – Executive Manager, Finance & ICT

Cameron manages all aspects of Cooinda’s financial services.  These include all financial matters regarding resident entry and independent living unit leases.  He also oversees information technology and payroll.




David Morrow – Executive Manager, Building & Environment

David, in consultation with the board, manages the design, procurement and commissioning of major capital works, extensions and maintenance.  He also manages the independent living units and general grounds maintenance across the Cooinda site.





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