Who is
Carers Tasmania?

We provide support to family and friend carers across the State.

Carers are at the heart of everything we do. We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard. You should know we’re with you, every step of the way. We support you through offering advice, information, training, counselling and respite.

About Us

Carers Tasmania’s vision is for an Australia that values and supports carers and families.

Our purpose is to work to improve the health, well being, resilience and financial security of carers and families and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and the government.

We are the voice of carers, so that their contribution to the Tasmanian community and economy is recognised.

Carers Tasmania encourages partnership with government and the health and community sectors to enhance service provision and improve the conditions for family carers through policy development, research and advocacy.

Our values drive everything we think, say, and do.

  1. Carers first – we listen to what carers need, commit to their desired action plan, and deliver results that matter most to carers
  2. Care in all we do – we care for our work, about each other, about Tasmania’s family and friend carers, and the bigger world we all share
  3. Integrity always – we are transparent, act ethically, own when things don’t go to plan and do what we say we will
  4. Quality every time – we don’t accept ‘good enough’ because carers deserve our very best every time
  5. Speed that matters – we are agile and don’t put off what can be done today
    These values represent how we engage with and serve carers, how we work with each other, and our commitment to the broader community.

Our History

Looking back at what started in 1992 as an idea, then in 1993 became a grassroots movement of carers and service providers, we now see an organisation that has grown and evolved to become a state-wide organisation.

Meet the Team

Tasmanian family carers are in good hands. The Board and Chief Executive Officer provide visionary strategic leadership that ensures high-quality services now and into the future.

Our CEO and Board

  • Samantha

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr Samantha Fox is the CEO of Carers Tasmania, the peak body for informal family and friend carers and its service delivery arm Care2Serve. Prior to her current role, Samantha was a director on the boards of Carers Tasmania and Care 2 Serve. Samantha is passionate about helping communities, teams, and individuals to achieve their social, cultural, economic, and environmental aspirations.

    Prior to joining Carers Tasmania, Samantha worked for two decades in State, Commonwealth and local governments, providing strategic advice on social, cultural, environmental and economic policy, engaging with communities, managing diverse teams and multi-million-dollar projects, and delivering outcomes for communities. Samantha has qualifications in psychology, science, governance and business.

  • Will


    Will has more than 20 years’ experience working in accounting, financial services, and leadership roles across a variety of industries in Tasmania. Will currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for a Kriticos Nominees, a locally owned family business overseeing businesses in the tourism, hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. Previously Will was the Treasurer for MyState Limited for over a decade and worked in local specialist Chartered Accountancy firms (business recovery and insolvency) previously.

    Will has been actively involved in not-for profit governance for nearly a decade operating as a board member and most recently the Chair of Lady Gowrie Tasmania. Will brings to the board significant expertise across all areas of finance, including financial analytics, budgeting, capital and risk management.

    Will is Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Information Systems) from the University of Tasmania, a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan as well as being a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

  • Ros

    Deputy Chair

    Ros is the current CEO of, and corporate legal practitioner for, Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc., having been appointed to the role in 2007 and again in 2013 following a merger. Prior to this Ros worked as a barrister, where she gained extensive experience in criminal law, youth justice and family violence. Ros was involved with the implementation of the Tasmanian Safe at Home Program.

    Ros has significant skills and knowledge in leadership, human resources, industrial relations, policy development, quality improvement and accreditation and Not-For-Profit board governance. Ros was a former Board Member and President of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Council of Tasmania and Board Member and Vice President of the Youth Network of Tasmania. She is also a current Board Member of Families and Children Tasmania.

    Ros has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), a Diploma in Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    In her spare time she is an avid trekker, camper and traveller.

  • David


    David Morrell is a member of Carers Tasmania from the northern region of the State. David became a carer overnight in 2010, subsequently finding himself in a caring role for his wife and now also his mother. David has daily experience of being both a carer and a person who has a disability.

    David brings to the Board a long history of working in the sector as a social worker and also as an advocate. He has served on a number of non-government organisation Boards in the past e.g. Shelter SA; Housing Trust Tenants Association and Disabled People's International.

    David's understanding of the sector is extensive as a result of this experience and brings to the Board strategic planning expertise, budget management, service quality reporting and engaging and negotiating with funding bodies.

    David is driven by the belief that a fair go for each relies on a fair community for all. This belief is reinforced by David's voluntary involvement with Red Cross, Blind Citizens Australia and Safe Asylum.

  • Sue


    Sue has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in the public and not for profit sectors, primarily working in the delivery of human services in areas where a commitment to community and closing the gap to disadvantage are her personal drivers.

    Most recently Sue was a member of the Senior Executive Service at the National Disability Insurance Agency (2012-2019), including Tasmanian State Manager from 2012-2016. From 2007 to 2012 Sue worked for the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Canberra – primarily in the areas of housing, disaster recovery and the National Partnership Agreement for remote Indigenous housing. Between 1995 and 2006 Sue was Chief Executive Officer for Colony 47 Incorporated.

    Over the period of working in the not for profit sector, Sue held ministerial appointments to a range of government advisory committees at state and Commonwealth levels and represented Colony 47 on a range of joint venture partnerships, advisory committees and reference groups. Sue was also President of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (2000-2006) and Vice President of the Australian Council of Social Service (2002-2006), and President of Tagari Lia Community Living and Nexus Inc.

    Sue has expertise in human service delivery, human centred design, public policy and corporate governance. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work from the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Griffith University and a Diploma of Company Directorship from the University of New England. Sue is passionate about public policy that contributes to innovative and quality services that deliver outcomes for people.

  • Kirsten


    Kirsten has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in both Asia and Australia holding various leadership positions across a broad range of industries including Retail, Hospitality, Higher Education, Finance, Agriculture, Tourism and the Not-for-profit sector. Kirsten is a passionate Tasmanian who cares deeply about the community and spent seven years on the Management Committee of Karinya Young Women’s Service which provides crisis accommodation for young women in the greater Launceston area. She currently holds the role of Senior Manager, People and Performance at MyState Bank Limited including responsibility for Diversity & Inclusion. Kirsten has a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of HR and a Graduate Certificate of Management.

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for advice and support on
1800 422 737

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