Executives

Spiro Stavis

Spiro joined the team at St Basil’s Homes NSW/ACT in 2016 and is a qualified Town Planner with over 28 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors.

His appointment as the Chief Executive Officer involves the overall management of the organisation. Spiro has a vision for St Basil’s in which consumers see their lives improve upon joining the St Basil’s family of programs and services.

He passionately wants consumers to feel that they have a better quality of life, enjoying more activities, increased socialisation, good food and timely clinical care in a safe environment with the opportunity to develop new friends and good memories.

Laura Frazis

Laura is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree specialising in Accounting, Finance and Systems. She has had extensive experience in management accounting and financial accounting in various large and small corporations.

Laura joined St. Basil’s in 2009 and has developed a deep knowledge of the aged care industry.

Laura and her hardworking finance team are responsible for managing all aspects of the organisation’s financial affairs including budgeting, financial management and reporting. Laura and her team help us keep track of the Charity’s funding and expenditure so that we can make the best decisions for the care of our elderly while maintaining viability.

Christopher Hatzidis

Christopher brings over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, organisation development and transformation, program management, people leadership and systems development.

Having a robust technical knowledge with strong business acumen developed across multiple industries and company sizes ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to small niche consultancies, Christopher brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Christopher has a track record of success in managing the implementation of complex systems and business change programs as well as in building strong business partnerships.

As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Christopher also has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from UNSW.

Sonya Darwich

Sonya’s journey in caring for people started in 1999 when she took her first job as registered nurse. Within weeks she was appointed the manager of the site and never looked back. Sonya has worked in numerous positions managing single and multi-site aged care operations. She has worked in educating clinical staff. Lifestyle and care of elderly consumers is her passion which she uses to inspire the 600 employees of St. Basil’s.

Nick Baldas

With over 20 years’ experience in the building industry, Nick’s background spans across the residential, retail, corporate and aged care sectors.

Nick joined St Basil’s in June 2018 as the Project Development Manager to oversee the entire capital projects program. Now as the newly appointed Director of Property (Acting), his role is to oversee the effective operational management of all building assets in support of multiple business lines including property development and refurbishment pipeline.

Nick has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney and is a multi-skilled professional with experience in both client-side project management and architectural design.

John Bonnici

John brings over 20 years’ experience at the senior executive level overseeing the management of hospital services, residential and community aged care services (including retirement villages) in NSW and ACT.

With a Master’s degree in Health Services Management and a Diploma of Applied Science in Nursing, John is passionate about the delivery of quality services in the aged care sector. He has held past appointments as an adjunct fellow with the University if Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery in the area of International Health Systems. John’s expertise also includes the development of operational structures and policies, corporate governance risk management frameworks, and strategic business planning.

John has consolidated his love for serving people and his innovative approach to management by establishing a business model committed to serving struggling not for profit aged care operators.

Aside of his business achievements, John’s passion for all that he does stems from seeing lives transformed and communities come together under the love of Christ.

Chrisoula Theocharous

Chrisoula brings a wealth of Human Resource and Injury Management expertise gained across diverse sectors including Government, Health, Education, Finance, Banking and Construction and has spent the last 10 years working within Aged Care and Community Services.

Providing strategic and collaborative HR advice, Chris’s achievements include leading transformation and change management, organisational development, talent management, and managing employee relations.

With a degree in Psychology, Chris is passionate about coaching and mentoring others to fulfil their personal and professional goals and actively looks at ways to enhance the employee experience. She is an experienced mediator and is also a strong advocate and values driven partner.

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