Hakea Grove has a very inclusive caring culture within the team. The focus is ensuring residents feel right at home. We are continuously looking to improve our staff skills and knowledge by offering education and mentoring.
Hakea is governed by a Board of Directors, the CEO is at the head of operations and works closely with the leadership team.

The Hakea Grove Team

Meet the leadership team

Jo Heslin
Jo HeslinCEO
Jo has an extensive background in leadership and Aged Care ranging from Managing a retirement village to growing the Meals on Wheels organisation in the New England region. She is very passionate about holistic outcomes for residents and enjoys working with a dedicated team from all walks of life.
Claire Abbott
Claire AbbottVisiting Nurse Practitioner
Claire Abbott is an award winning professional and recognised leader in her industry.
As a trained Nurse Practitioner, Claire can complete many tasks normally performed by a GP. Hakea Grove residents are offered all the convenience, comfort and choice they need. Claire is gerontological trained Nurse Practitioner and has a focus on caring for those with acute illness, skin problems and palliative care.
Alison McKeough
Alison McKeoughClinical Governance Manager
The Clinical Governance Manager oversees all clinical governance at Hakea. Alison has worked in nursing for 28 years with 7 years in aged care with experience in Quality and Compliance, Education and Clinical development. A personal journey with younger onset Alzheimer’s Dementia and a passion to see the delivery of excellence in care provided to our older generation.
Megan Robertson
Megan RobertsonClinical Manager
The Clinical Manager is an extensive role ensuring continuity of care and opens lines of communication between staff, residents and family. Meg has 20+ years of clinical experience in a wide range of clinical nursing, education and consultancy roles. She holds a lifelong passion for aged care. Meg is a proven clinical expert in Emergency/Critical Care, Trauma and Paediatric nursing and applies these advanced skills in critical thinking and assessment towards her work at Hakea Grove.
Kylie Horton
Kylie HortonCatering Manager
Kylie has an entire career dedicated to aged care with over 20 years’ experience in many different style of homes. Kylie completed her apprenticeship in aged care and multiple 4 and 5 star hotels & restaurants. Kylie takes pride in delivering nutritional balanced meals and snacks tailored to individual needs.

“I learned very early on in life food not only feeds the body, but the soul. A simple home cooked meal or baked slice can bring back many memories and enhance the social and dining experience.”

Michael Sciberras
Michael SciberrasServices Manager
Michael has many years of experience in his current role – he takes pride in providing not only maintenance to the home, but also ensuring the home is running smoothly.

Michael enjoys creating great rapport with all of our beautiful residents whilst assisting with various jobs around the home.

“A goal I have is to make someone laugh and smile as I go about doing the job I love.”