About Us

Leadership Team

Ben Frewin Allity Chairman

Ben Frewin - Non-Executive Chairman

Ben is a Managing Partner at Archer Capital, one of Australia’s longest established private equity investment firms. During his time at Archer Capital Ben has been responsible for several of the firm’s investments across a range of industries. In particular Ben has led Archer’s research and activity in the health care sector which has included investments in aged care (Allity), private hospitals (Healthe Care), and pharmaceuticals (iNova Pharmaceuticals). Ben has been the chairman of Allity since its formation in 2013 and has strongly supported Allity’s ongoing investment in improving its care services and expanding and upgrading its network of homes and operating systems.

David Armstrong CEO Allity Aged Care

David Armstrong - Non-Executive Director

David has over 25 years of experience in the aged care industry and is recognised for his leadership in the development of the Amity Group/DCA Aged Cared Limited from start up to around 100 homes across Australia and New Zealand before partnering with Archer Capital to form Allity in 2013. David was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Allity, a role he held for six years before retiring from executive management duties. David has been on multiple aged care industry Board and Federal Government Committees.

Julia Strickland Bellamy

Julia Strickland-Bellamy - Non-Executive Director

 Julia has over 20 years of experience in the private hospital, health and aged care services sectors, with over 13 years in senior executive roles spanning all aspects of operational and strategic Health Care management across large diverse Health and Aged Care portfolios. Julia is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Specialty Hospitals for Healthe Care, Australia’s third largest private hospital operator. Julia holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Management, and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.

Tomas Chubb

Tomás Chubb - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Tomás has been involved with Allity since its formation and held a number of roles including Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Strategy, Acting CFO and Non-Executive Director. He previously spent 15 years working in management consultancy and private equity with McKinsey & Co, Macquarie Group and Archer Capital; gaining experience of a multitude of businesses across a diverse range of industries. Tomás holds an MBA from INSEAD and Bachelor/Master of Engineering degrees from Cambridge University. Tomás is a Director of the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council.

Glen Hurley - Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Glen has over 20 years of experience in health and aged care having worked in the acute and community health sectors as a clinician and health manager as well as working for the regulator of the aged care sector in Australia. Glen’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy and a Masters of Health Administration and he has spent time working in the UK and NZ aged care markets developing customer service standards and operating models and management systems.

Gordon Ford - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gordon has over 20 years experience as a Chief Financial Officer working across the Healthcare Insurance and Medical Devices industries. Most recently, he held the CFO position with Healthecare when it was an Archer portfolio company, as such Gordon has relevant healthcare experience as well as a successful track record of partnering with Property Teams. Gordon is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree along with Post Graduate degrees in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Maria Hammond - Head of Quality and Risk

Maria has worked across the Australian health sector for over 25 years, initially in the project management of major hospital redevelopments. The most recent 16 years have been dedicated to senior leadership roles within aged care. During this time, Maria has overseen various functions including operations, quality, strategy, commercial, property and corporate services. Maria holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is always looking to improve ways of working while holding customers as the focal point of all activity.

Janet Leung - Head of Customer and Communications

Janet has been involved with Allity since its inception with over 25 years of experience working in organisations across diverse industries in marketing and communications, customer service and organisational change management. In particular, she has specialised in the development of organisational frameworks to support and guide best practice and building business capabilities. Janet holds a Bachelor of Commerce. In addition to operating her own design agency for over 10 years, she has held management and consulting roles in FMCG, Health, Renewables and Education sectors. 

Gayle Philpotts

Gayle Philpotts - Head of People and Organisation Development

Gayle brings a wealth of Human Resource expertise gained across diverse sectors including aviation, pharmaceutical, gaming and FMCG industries. Her achievements include leading organisational change and transformation, talent management, organisational development, managing employee relations and enhancing reward and recognition programs. Gayle's experience spans over 25 years gained in ASX listed and global multi-national businesses, Gayle holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts.