New Haven Farm Home is an accommodation and lifestyle support service dedicated to providing person centred support for people living with a disability.
As the only service of its kind in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains area of NSW, New Haven Farm Home offers state of the art supported accommodation services. The organisation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with a disability and has done so for almost 60 years. New Haven Farm Home is committed to helping them achieve their personal goals through an individualised approach to care, skill development and community inclusion.
Our staff are highly qualified and committed to delivering exceptional quality services to the people in our care and their families. Staff work together to create a safe, positive environment of belonging, encouragement and respect.
Warren Chalker is a chartered accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry. He lives locally in the Hawkesbury district. Warren’s philosophy is, where a person is able to, he or she should give contribute to society, and this is why he joined the Board of New Haven Farm Home. Warren is particularly proud of having been involved with the re-development of New Haven Farm Home and the ongoing implementation of the NDIS.
Warren has an excellent knowledge of the local district and has a great capacity to use his expertise and skills within a charity setting. He has a great capacity to consider issues on their merits, and use his skills to approach them laterally and to view any obstacle as a challenge. In addition to his Directorship at New Haven Farm home, Warren is also a Director of the Australiana Pioneer Village, at Wilberforce, and the Hawkesbury Race Club Limited. Warren loves watching and, on occasion, participating in sporting activities. He has a particular interest in cricket, rugby league, and horse racing.
Joan has extensive experience in aged care at head of finance level and aged care capital developments. She has a passion for working in the not-for-profit sector. Joan was Treasurer for seven years at Randwick Meals on Wheels NSW and is presently the Treasurer previously President of the Good Shepherd Convent PPA in NSW.
Joan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New England and has membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
She loves to listen to music, socialising with friends including assisting with fundraising activities and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.
Rob is a long-term Hawkesbury resident who spent 42 years working for Westpac in the Australian banking and finance industry. Starting out as a bank teller, Rob grew into senior leadership roles as Bank Manager, Regional Manager and State Manager. Rob retired from Westpac in 2015, as a general manager in the executive leadership team.
Rob is an active local rotarian and since retiring, has supported various local community organisations. He was Treasurer of Hawkesbury Outreach Service (HCOS ), Chair of LINCs and is currently the Board Chair of Peppercorn Services Inc. Rob also Chairs the Westpac Group Alumni Management Committee.
Rob enjoys sharing his diverse corporate experience and knowledge with community organisations, like New Haven Farm Home. He also enjoys time with his family, bushwalking, camping, off road 4WD excursions, music, travelling and weekend BBQs with friends at their Hawkesbury rural property.
Kim has lived in the Hawkesbury for over 45 years. He is a drycleaner and educator. Kim has extensive contact with charitable organisations and service providers throughout the Hawkesbury and Greater Western Sydney region.
He was Mayor of Hawkesbury for five years and retired from council in 2016. Kim is married, lives in Yarramundi and has four children and three grandchildren. He has a passion for tennis, baseball, politics and history.
Scott has been a Hawkesbury resident for 30 years. He served in the NSW Police for 25 years, retiring in 2012 as Detective Inspector. Since then, Scott has worked as an investigator for NSW Independent Commission against Corruption, NSW Electoral Commission and the Director Operations – Australian Commission Law Enforcement Integrity.
Now Scott runs his own Governance/Investigative Consultancy Business. He was appointed to the Board of Parramatta Rugby Union Club in 2018. Scott was a former player at Parramatta Rugby Club and current referee coach with NSW Rugby Referees.
Scott is a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia and has post graduate degrees in Corruption and Integrity Management and Intelligence, Cyber Security and Counter Terrorism.