The Board

Meet Rockpool’s Directors

Our world-class facilities provide the best possible medical care and living assistance, in an environment that is safe, secure, inclusive and vibrant.

Bill Summers, Executive Chairman


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Bill Summers


Driven by passion, unrelenting commitment and an unwavering belief that the role of aged care is to not just provide care but also enhance quality of life, Bill has been a driving force in the evolution of the industry over the last three decades.

Having founded, managed and overseen some of Australia’s leading Aged Care groups, Bill is one of the sectors most respected leaders.

1980’s Founder and Managing Director | Ashmore Aged Care
2002 Co-founder and Managed Director | Domain Aged Care
2008 Foundation Managing Director | Domain Principal Group (now Opal Aged Care)
2009 – 2014 Non-Executive Director | Domain Principal Group (now Opal Aged Care)
2014 – 2017 Consultant and member of the Development Committee | Opal Aged Care

Melissa Argent

Chief Executive Officer

Melissa Argent is the CEO of Rockpool Residential Aged Care.

Moving into a Residential Aged Care facility is a life changing process for many people, their families and friends. Melissa is determined to ensure Aged Care provides support, dignity and trust, as well as a happy environment for all.

Melissa has over 20 years of diverse Healthcare and Financial Services experience. Melissa commenced her career as a Registered Nurse receiving her Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University, a Graduate Certificate in Health Management from QUT and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern QLD.

Early in her clinical career, Melissa found her passion for the Aged Care sector and has since worked in a variety of specialties both in Australia and internationally. Her experiences have reinforced her commitment to ensuring the provision of exceptional Aged Care services. It is this commitment combined with her passion and enthusiasm for the sector that ensure Rockpool residents live their best life whilst receiving the care, support and compassion that they need.

Melissa is committed to leading a culture of excellence which always focuses on the resident and their family, ensuring professionalism, quality outcomes and collaborative practice.

Michael Watson

Chief Financial Officer

With a career spanning more that 20 years in the residential aged care sector, Michael is an experienced Chartered Accountant. Having held a variety of CFO roles in large and medium sized Private Aged Care Groups, he brings a wealth of expertise and financial management experience to Rockpool.

Michael was the founding CFO of the Domain Aged Care Group. Established in 2004, under Michael’s financial management, it quickly grew to become one of the largest players in the Australian Residential Aged Care Industry with over 2,200 beds and some 20 facilities. Between 2010 and 2013, Michael was also the CFO of the IBIS Care Group.

Earlier in his career, Michael built his knowledge and expertise working in a large Chartered Accounting Practice, where he was a Partner for 6 years.

Cathy Meyer

Non-Executive Director

, Cathy Meyer a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Health Science. Cathy offers more than 40 years’ experience in the aged care sector. She is a DoH Approved Advisor (Panellist) who was appointed to work with ‘at risk’ facilities and those with imposed sanctions where she assisted organisations to achieve compliance against the Accreditation Standards. She is the former Chief Operating Officer of Domain (2003-09). She is also the former President of Eden in Oz and NZ (2009-16) having presented at several international conferences on our Australian experience. Former roles include that Director of Nursing (at a 93-bed facility) and Nurse Manager, with clinical care responsibilities including the identification, assessment, planning, recording and evaluation of resident care needs. From 1998-99 she was the Quality Manager for a 90-bed home, assisting the facility in becoming one of the first four facilities in Queensland to achieve full three-year accreditation.

Patrick Staunton

Non-Executive Director

Patrick is a Chartered Accountant with a career spanning three decades. Before establishing his own practice in 2007, he was a Partner in a mid-tier Chartered Accounting firm for 8 years. He then went on to create a successful Salary Packaging Company that later became a subsidiary of a listed company, where he continued as CEO until 2007.

Through his own practice, Patrick has gained extensive experience in the medical and healthcare sectors working on projects for Queensland Health and other organisations. Providing business management consulting services to a variety of clients and projects, Patrick also works closely with a range of small and medium businesses on their accounting and taxation.

Anthony Vedelago

Non-Executive Director

Anthony is an accomplished Civil Engineer turned Property Management, Finance and Investment Portfolio expert. He is passionate about creating community-driven social change. Following an accomplished career as a Civil Engineer, Anthony has spent the past decade operating a successful Property Management, Finance and Investment Portfolio Company.
His experiences have helped him develop high level strategic planning skills, analytically thinking and a strong commitment to long term, successful outcomes. He remains as an Executive at Standbyu, an organisation committed to connection to save lives. Whilst seeing the challenges across the child protection and domestic violence sectors, Anthony believes in the power and strength of families. He has a deep passion and unwavering focus to influence social change that delivers meaningful and positive outcomes to vulnerable children and families across the community.

Cathy Meyer – Director

Rockpool is an aged care environment, unlike any other. It’s a place where our residents really do live better, supported by people who care and always connected to their families.

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