Acacia Living Group has been meeting the needs of Western Australians for more than 50 years.
We are a charitable organisation operating in Perth and regional Western Australia providing:
- Residential aged care
- Respite facilities
- Retirement villages
- Home care services
Acacia Living Group was previously known as RSL Care WA – a reflection of our heritage stretching back to the establishment of WA’s War Veterans’ Home in Mount Lawley.
The decision to change the name to Acacia Living Group was made to reflect our commitment to serve Western Australians from all walks of life.
But while the name has changed, our commitment to high quality, people-centred care is undiminished.
We are embracing a period of enormous change in the retirement and aged care sector. We recognise that the new generation of “Baby Boomer” retirees have expectations of high quality facilities and more flexible care options.
Whether you want to stay in your own home and have services delivered to your doorstep or enjoy the benefits of retirement living in a secure and supportive village, Acacia Living Group has options for you.
Also, for those who reach a point in life’s journey where they need more intense day-to-day care, we provide facilities staffed by highly trained and dedicated nursing and care teams.
Acacia Living Group is overseen by a Board whose members represent the diversity of the communities we serve and bring to the governance of our not-for-profit organisation a range of professional skillsets from business, management and the health care sector.
Chairman - Kevin CAMPBELL AM
Kevin Campbell has been involved in the broadcasting industry in Australia for over 35 years. From 1988 to 1991, he was Managing Director of the Seven Television Network, and from 1991 to 1999, he was Chairman and Managing Director of TVW Enterprises Ltd (Channel Seven Perth).
Kevin pursues an active and varied community leadership role and has held many honorary board positions, including the Chairmanship of the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research. He is a former Chairman of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and a member of the Edith Cowan University Council. Kevin is not only a past Chairman of Football West Ltd, he was a former Government-appointed Chairman of The Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, the inaugural Patron/Mentor for recruits at the Western Australian Police Academy, former Chairman of The Order of Australia Association (Western Australian Branch) and non-executive Chairman of Q Limited.
Kevin was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1998 for his contribution to broadcasting, business and his community service activities.
Deputy Chairman - The Hon Bob KUCERA APM, JP
Bob Kucera has had a successful 34 year career in the Western Australian Police Force, Bob Kucera has had a successful 34 year career in the Western Australian Police Force, achieving the rank of Assistant Commissioner, before retiring and standing for the State seat of Yokine, to which he was elected in 2001. After entering Parliament, Bob served as Minister for Health, Sports and Recreation, Regional Minister for Peel and the South West of Western Australia, Disability Services, Small Business, Tourism, Rottnest Island, Multicultural Affairs, Seniors and Volunteering. Bob has represented the Western Australian Government internationally and nationally and chaired or been a member of numerous National and State Committees and inquiries.
Bob has a longstanding interest in health and Senior’s issues and has served as president of the WA branch of the National Heart Foundation and board member on a number of aged care homes. He is also a past President and Director of the Council on the Ageing, WA; positions he held for over a decade.
Bob is currently the Chairman of ASX listed Company, (MSG), MCS Services Ltd, a major Australian Security Services provider, as well as a long-standing Board Member, and past and present Patron of many community groups, volunteer and sporting associations. These include West Coast Eagles Football Club, Western Force Rugby Union Club, Football West (Soccer), Basketball WA, and the Fremantle Sailing Club. As a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow, Bob studied in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom in 1991. He holds tertiary qualifications in applied and business management, Diplomas of Policing and Criminal Investigation, and is a graduate of Central Metropolitan TAFE, the Australian Institute of Police Management, and Charles Sturt University.
Bob has been recognised for his contribution to the West Australian community with the Australian Police Medal, Australian Police Service Medal and clasp, West Australian Police Service Medal, 1998 inaugural Multicultural Citizen of the Year award, Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow for Service to Youth and the City of Gosnells Community, and WA Certificate of service to the Community.
Director – The Hon Ray HALLIGAN FIPA, FFA
Ray Halligan has over 40 years management experience in the private and public sectors. Ray has held management positions with the Commercial Bank of Australia and Papua New Guinea Development Bank, Chief Accountant of the Nauru Phosphate Corporation, and Manager of the New Enterprise Scheme in Western Australia, prior to serving for 12 years as a member of the Legislative Council in the State Parliament of Western Australia. In addition to serving on many Standing and Select Committees during his time in Parliament Ray held the following positions:
Acting Deputy President of the Legislative Council.
Shadow Minister for -
Housing, Works and Services.
Secretary of the Parliamentary Liberal Party.
Ray has also owned and operated a successful mixed retail business, and was a Board member of Dutch Aged Care WA Incorporated, and has served on a variety of State and Community Committees.
Director - Geoff MARTIN
Geoff Martin has spent the majority of his working life with his family company, as a Director of Archie Martin and Sons (Holdings) Ltd. Geoff has been a Director of companies associated with Archie Martin and Sons, as well as Boards and Committees pertaining to the electrical retailing industry. He has been a Board member and Director of ASX listed Company, (MSG), MCS Services Ltd, a major Australian Security Services provider since July 2017.
Geoff was a Board member of Greyhounds WA from 2001 to-2002, and Chairman from 2002 to 2003, and a Board member of Racing and Wagering WA (incorporating the WA TAB) from 2003 to 2009. He is also a life member of the Applecross Tennis Club.
Director – Rae FREEMAN BA, JP
Following a successful career in industrial relations and management Rae retrained as a mediator and in 2002 joined the staff of Relationships Australia as a principle mediator working in the areas of family, workplace and commercial mediation. She also worked privately and was employed on a part time basis by Curtin University as their Conflict Resolution Consultant. Rae has also delivered occasional Lectures in Conflict Resolution for Edith Cowan University and Notre Dame University and has coached UWA law students in mediation courses.
Rae’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Australia majoring in Industrial Relations and Philosophy; a Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Edith Cowan University; Protective and Reparative Mediation training from the WA Ministry of Justice and qualification as a Justice of the Peace from Murdoch University.
Community involvement has included being President of the Community Policing Council of WA; Chairperson of the Community Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol; member of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal; Community representative on the Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee; Chairperson of the Community Advisory Committee on Security and carried out duties as a Justice of the Peace. Rae is a past Administrator and Life Member of the East Fremantle Lawn Tennis Club.
DIRECTOR – Cinzia DONALD
Cinzia Donald is a partner in Lavan’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Cinzia is an experienced litigator who has acted on many large Western Australian litigation disputes. She has managed complex commercial litigation for public and private companies and high-net-worth individuals in superior jurisdictions including the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Full Federal Court.
Cinzia has a wide range of experience across areas including property, corporate and commercial, intellectual property, trade practices and general litigation.
CEO - Kevin DAVIDSON MVO, OAM
Kevin Davidson has 40 years’ experience working in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Following his career with the Royal Australian Navy, Kevin was appointed Senior Advisor and Executive Branch Head to Governor-General, Sir William Deane, AC, KBE in June 1999, and remained in the role serving Governors-General Dr Peter Hollingworth AC, OBE, and Major General Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC. Subsequently, Kevin was appointed Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman, Westfield Group Limited, Mr Frank Lowy AC. At the time the Westfield Group was the largest retail property group in the world by equity market capitalization, and had investment interests in 118 shopping centres in four countries, with a total value in excess of A $63 billion.
Kevin established and was also Executive Chairman of a boutique recruitment firm specialising in providing professional staff for high net worth individuals and their families from 2004 until 2008.
Kevin has been awarded numerous awards and commendations for outstanding logistic and administrative service delivery in a range of high level and complex environments. These awards include an MVO (Member of the Royal Victorian Order) presented personally by Her Majesty The Queen, and an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) presented by former Governor-General, Sir William Deane.
Kevin holds tertiary qualifications from the University of Canberra and the Canberra Institute of Technology.