The Greengate team

Greengate is a privately run company that was established in 2005. We create much needed quality accommodation and care options for seniors, offering both as a part of a single community.

We are hands-on through the entire value creation process, from identifying the best locations to the planning, design, sales and marketing, and ongoing management of the village and aged care home. Our team brings together a wealth of experience from backgrounds in architecture, development, management, hospitality and clinical aged care.

Board of directors

The three executive directors of Greengate – Andrew Sweeney, Howard Smith and Matthew Fisher – are hands-on and actively involved in all aspects of Greengate villages, from concept to development and ongoing operation.
John Russell is a non-executive director, representing the Myer Family Company's shareholding in Greengate. For further information on the Myer Family Company, visit
Peter Hodgson is the independent Chairperson, having previously served on the Board as the non-executive director representing the Myer Family Company.
Chris Rigby is the CEO of Greengate, and holds a wealth of experience and knowledge about the Retirement and Aged Care industry. 

Senior management team

Greengate's senior management team incorporates a variety of skills from design, planning, construction, marketing and operations. Meet the members of our senior management team.

Andrew Sweeney


Andrew’s depth of knowledge and experience, gained over the past 20-plus years, has been instrumental in developing new aged care business models and innovative forms of accommodation. Andrew has held executive roles in architectural planning and business across a broad spectrum of accommodation and property types. He is a former General Manager of New Business for Lend Lease Development and oversaw a number of large integrated development projects, including Rouse Hill Town Centre and NAB Docklands.

Andrew’s passion for the sector is to see seniors given greater choice, flexibility and control in the types of accommodation and range of domestic and care services available to them. Staying within the local area, remaining part of the daily life of the community and having easy access to amenities are all part of the vision and outcomes that Greengate Group look for with their care villages.

Matthew Fisher


At Greengate, Matt is focused on establishing our new aged care and retirement village operations. This includes recruiting new staff and delivering a range of new technologies to allow us to better service all our residents. He is driven by a passion for design, and for the creation of desirable, high-quality villages.

Matt also manages many commercial and legal matters for the Group, including the relationship with our major shareholder, the Myer Family. Prior to establishing Greengate, Matt was the General Manager of Development at Lend Lease Development, working on large scale urban renewal projects in Melbourne, Sydney and south east Queensland.

Outside Greengate, Matt is a director of City West Housing (a community housing provider in Sydney city).

Howard Smith


Howard is involved in securing new opportunities, engagement and briefings of our community stakeholders and procuring the multitude of regulatory approvals, through to oversight of design and construction.

Howard is presently overseeing the delivery of St Brigid’s Green in Maroubra in Sydney.

Howard has had a long interest in bringing together commercial disciplines and private capital to provide targeted and well-designed social infrastructure in our major capital cities. This motivation was cultivated many years ago through Howard’s business development activities at Lend Lease, where he and fellow directors Andrew Sweeney and Matt Fisher discovered they shared complementary motivations and values.

Chris Rigby

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has been at the forefront of change within the aged care sector for over twenty years. He enjoys working with motivated colleagues to create great care and services for residents and their families.

Nick Jones

Village General Manager, St Brigid’s Green

Nick has more than 19 years’ experience in a variety of property operations and leadership roles within the retirement living and aged care industry, corporate facilities management, and hotels and resorts. He has managed retirement villages, from smaller villages with only 42 units to larger villages with 436 units, and aged care homes with over 120 beds. Nick is passionate about enriching the lives of the residents of St Brigid’s Green and is actively involved in all aspects of the Village.

Lisa Spencer

Director of Care and Clinical Services, St Brigid’s Green

Lisa is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in Intensive Care and Emergency Care. Lisa has worked in Aged Care Management for the last 8 years and during this time she has developed a passion for Dementia Care. She has traveled overseas to observe Europe’s best Dementia and Aged Care programs, and has brought many skills back with her to Maroubra. Lisa finds it a privilege to work in Aged Care and she is inspired every day to enrich the lives of her Residents at St Brigid's Green. 

Paul Shields

State Manager – Queensland

Paul has worked in aged care for seven years and brings a range of commercial experience to the role at St Luke’s Green. His focus is on developing an organisational culture that delivers excellent care outcomes for residents and their families whilst ensuring staff are valued in their roles.

Wendy Kane

Director of Care and Clinical Services, St Luke’s Green

Wendy has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years, specialising in rehabilitation, quality support, and community and residential aged care service management and development. Wendy has a passion for dementia care and recently worked with Alzheimer’s Australia as the Senior Dementia Consultant on their Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service. Wendy completed her Masters in Gerontology and Rehabilitation (Majoring in Dementia Studies) in 2016.