Executive Team

The experienced and highly skilled Executive team is committed to offering excellence in all aspects of care, exploring new concepts in care and ensuring that senior Australians have choice and control in the way that they live.

Wayne Knapp: Chief Executive Officer

Wayne has extensive experience in the aged and health care sector, having over 20 years of experience with both the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches. This includes the St Andrews Hospital, Brisbane and Wesley Hospital Townsville, where he was appointed the inaugural Chairman. Wayne was Chairman of PresCare from 2000 to 2014 and resigned from a recent reappointment to the Board to take up the role of CEO.

Wayne is a director of the PMSA group of schools and the Queensland Theological College. He retired from the Police Service as a Commissioned Officer in 2013 and provides governance, management and leadership to a number of boards and committees of the Church and its agencies (finance, property, policy, human resources and child protection).


Elizabeth Carroll: Executive Manager Residential & Chief Clinical Officer

Elizabeth started her career in aged care in 2002 as a Quality Assessor with the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency. Since 2004 she has been in senior and executive aged care management roles covering residential aged care, community care and retirement living, mainly within faith-based not-for-profit organisations.

Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse and former Midwife and has a Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate Diploma of Management, as well as being a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

As Executive Manager Residential & Chief Clinical Officer, Elizabeth oversees PresCare’s residential aged care facilities and has the responsibility of overseeing the effective management of clinical operations, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of medical care.

Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience to PresCare with a strong focus on introducing innovative, customer orientated systems and processes that enable and support staff to provide consumers the best possible care.


John Evans: Executive Manager of Mission

John joined the PresCare team in July 2018.   John sees his role as that of a practical theologian; working alongside PresCare’s executive management with the goal of fulfilling PresCare’s mission, values and approach to ministry: ‘Christ in all we do’. He believes that experiencing the love of Jesus profoundly impacts the core of our being, and therefore changes the way we ‘do life’ as an organisation.

John is responsible for the oversight of our Pastoral Care Team where he manages, leads, pastors and resources the team of Chaplains so that they are equipped to provide a high standard of gospel-centred care and support to the PresCare community.

From a background in civil engineering and Geographic Information Systems as a consultant and with the government, John moved into ministry with the Presbyterian Church of Queensland over ten years ago. His experience pastoring churches both in Australia and overseas, and as a team leader in a church planting environment have been opportunities for him to grow both in his own faith and as a leader and manager. John loves working with people and more than anything enjoys helping and seeing others grow in their understanding of Jesus.


Annette Louw: Chief Financial Officer

Annette joined PresCare in January 2019. She is a qualified CA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In her role Annette is responsible for leading, transforming and optimising all aspects of the financial agenda.

Annette is an accomplished finance executive with a career spanning more than 25 years in finance, across various industries – in particular, engineering, oil, construction projects and aviation. She is an inspirational leader and has led teams globally, including Africa, Europe and APAC.

Annette is passionate about helping people to reach their full potential, and has consistently shaped and motivated high performing finance teams in her previous roles. She is known for leading and executing transformational change and has consistently transformed businesses through decisive and collaborative leadership and by nurturing deep and authentic business relationships.


Alex Nagy: Executive Manager – Shared Services

Alex Nagy

Over the past 30 years Alex has dedicated his working career to procurement and associated business units within the hospitality and commercial business space. With extensive experience in the Asia Pacific Region as a senior executive, Alex has embraced cultural diversity, challenging business dynamics, communication and process.

Alex joined the PresCare Group in 2015 tasked to develop an exciting Green Fields opportunity in Procurement. With the rapid expansion of the PresCare Group and the need to establish a shared services division, in 2017 Alex was appointed to this role, to develop and manage the business unit.


Neesha Pierce: General Counsel and Executive Manager Business Support

Neesha has over 20 years’ experience in providing strategic advice on a broad range of legal and commercial matters across various industries. As a legal professional, Neesha has worked extensively in the areas of health and aged care as well as in the corporate and commercial law disciplines.  Neesha holds a Master of Laws, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (majors Psychology and Sociology). Prior to working as a lawyer, Neesha worked for the government in the areas of disability and children services.

As General Counsel and Executive Manager Business Support, Neesha oversees PresCare’s governance, compliance, risk and legal functions as well as overseeing its People & Culture and Communications & Marketing teams.

Neesha is also Company Secretary of Credere Services Group Pty Ltd, Connect2Health Pty Ltd, Surecom Pty Ltd, Contented Chef Pty Ltd, Mobility Wholesale Distribution Pty Ltd and Walk on Wheels Pty Ltd and also holds a board position with the Surveyors Board of Queensland.


Andrés Rehbein: Chief Technology Officer

Andres Rehbein

Andrés has over 15 years’ experience specialising in the delivery of transformational IT programs and strategies, that deliver tangible business outcomes across for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. He has both international and domestic experience within Aged Care, Health and Governments, and has also owned and run his own consultancy firm.

He has delivered outstanding results in some of the most challenging cultural, technological and diverse places in the world, including the successful delivery of the largest financial management transformation that has ever been done in the Pacific.  He is a dynamic leader that is also innovative and passionate about people.

Andrés is the Chief Technology Officer at PresCare, a large non-for-profit provider of Aged Care Services for nearly 90 years, and also includes five commercial businesses – Surecom, Contented Chef, MWD, Walk on Wheels and Adapt Health Care.  He is also working on innovative, new solutions that will help transform not only PresCare but also the Aged Care market.


Lisa Thompson: Executive Manager – Community Services

Lisa Thompson PresCareLisa joined PresCare in early 2014 with over 20 years’ experience in the aged care and health care sectors. With a background in finance and human services, Lisa has worked in a number of senior operational and corporate roles in the changing environment of aged community care.

At PresCare, she has been instrumental in our early adoption of the Consumer Directed Care philosophies. She has provided strong leadership for the Community Team through successful quality audits and accreditation, the acquisition of new services, and the implementation of a sustainable financial and staff model. Lisa has a particular interest in dementia with a research background in hereditary factors associated with Dementia with Lewy Bodies.