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Strategic Plan 2020-2023


To maximise client independence


Our clients in Tasmania, who are valued individuals, that live at home and participate in the community regardless of age and ability


We create a safe, positive and supportive environment that enables and empowers people to have choice and real control in their lives

Where we focus our energy

Clients (our participants)

Participants/clients can live the life they choose.

Our people (our staff)

Highly developed, culturally aligned and available staff who are suitable informed and resourced to meet client and business needs.

Business support (our processes)

Our systems are progressive and contemporary and support us to deliver client/service outcomes (that are used as the industry benchmark for best practice and organisationally effective and efficient).

Business future (our potential)

Develop, create and capitalise on (new) business opportunities now and in the future/refreshing and refining our service portfolio.


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  • Ross Doddridge OAM (Chair)

    Ross has extensive experience in the state’s public sector thanks to a successful career as a public consultant spanning more than 30 years.

    Ross was employed by the Department of Health and Human Services from 1976-2013.
    During the first 18-years he worked with the Tasmanian Ambulance Service as an on-road paramedic and as a clinical instructor training students. In 1994 Ross transferred to the Human Resource Services of DHHS, where he worked in many roles before retiring as a human resource consultant.

    Ross’ first involvement in Tasmania’s community-care sector dates back to 1994 when he joined the Board of Langford Support Services, which he has chaired since 2000.
    Ross joined the CBS Board in 1998, has served as Treasurer and became President in 2009. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Australian College of Ambulance Professionals.

    In 2014 Ross played a lead role in steering the CBS Board renewal evaluation project, the culmination of which is an increasing realisation of the importance of governance for the aged-care sector and role definition for board members.
    Ross is a Life Member of CBS.

  • David Asten (Director)

    A chartered professional engineer, David has worked in the electricity industry since 1970. David joined the CBS Board in 2009 and was appointed Treasurer in 2012. Retired from the Treasurer’s position in 2020, and retired from the Finance & Risk Management Sub-committee in 2021.

    David worked with Hydro Commission/Corporation from 1966-72 and 1974-1999 in various roles including Electrical Design and Contracts Engineer, Electrical Construction, and Electricity Distribution Design Standards Manager. He was Distribution Regulatory Manager at Aurora Energy from 1999-2001 before establishing himself as an Electricity Distribution Consultant specialising in private high voltage installations.

    He is a Life Member of CBS and hopes his wide experience as an engineer, member of community organisations, and family experience with disabilities will enable him to make a valuable contribution to the Board.

  • Jacqui Allen (Director)

    Jacqui has been a member of the CBS Board since January 2015.
    An alumni of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s Executive Masters of Public Administration, Jacqui also has qualifications in marketing and arts management.
    A former Ministerial Adviser for the West Australian Government, Jacqui also managed a number of government capital works programs in her role as Manager of Capital Works for the Department of Culture and the Arts.

    She was the Deputy Director General of the Department of Culture and the Arts from 2009 until December 2012, when she joined the Tasmanian Government in the position of Deputy Secretary, Culture, Recreation and Sport.
    In her current role as Deputy Secretary, Cultural and Tourism Industry Development with the Department for State Growth, Jacqui works across the two sectors to enhance Tasmania’s reputation as a wonderful place to live, visit and invest.

    Jacqui’s past board positions have included Western Homebuyer’s Social Housing Fund, Perth Theatre Trust and the Meela Childcare Centre (Chair). She is currently also a board member of Ten Days on the Island.
    Jacqui has a long-held interest in the aged-care sector.

  • Ben Goodsir (Director)

    Ben Goodsir has been a member of the CBS Board since November 2016.
    Ben has over 18 years of management and leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Masters of Management and Public Policy from the University of Melbourne.

    Ben was a manager at the Allen Consulting Group in Melbourne (economic consulting firm) for several years, prior to returning to Tasmania in 2002. Since then, Ben has held senior management positions in various State Government Departments including Premier and Cabinet, Treasury, and Economic Development. Recently, Ben spent two and half years working as a senior advisor to the Tasmanian Treasurer.

    Currently, Ben is a Director at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

  • Dr Peter Tucker (Director)

    Peter has enjoyed a diverse working life here in Tasmania and in the UK. He is a past state manager of the Tasmanian Heritage Council and past CEO of Aged and Community Services Tasmania.

    In addition, Peter has worked as an advisor in ministerial offices for both Labor and Liberal state governments, and from 2010 to 2020 was Chief of Staff to federal independent MP, Andrew Wilkie. He is currently Advisor to state independent Kristie Johnston.

  • Allyson Warrington (Company Secretary & CEO)

    Allyson joined Community Based Support as Chief Executive Officer in December 2019.
    Allyson is a highly experienced professional, particularly in the health sector, having spent over seven years as CEO of General Practice Training Tasmania. She brings with her a diverse set of skills in leadership, corporate governance, client service delivery, financial management, change management, strategy and policy development.

    Prior roles also include General Manager at CPA Australia and City Heart Business Association. Allyson is a Primary Health Tasmania Board Director, a Board Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, a member of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a 26TEN Coalition Member.

    She holds a Bachelor of Business and Company Directors Course Diploma and is former President of Cancer Council Tasmania, the Australian Marketing Institute (Tas) and Public Relations Institute of Australia (Tas).