Ms Payne brings 30 years executive leadership experience as well as board and operational experience in residential and home aged care services in Australia. That experience includes over 16 years as CEO for a large private aged care Provider in NSW and before that head of operation manager for a large Not for Profit with home care, residential and retirement living portfolios. She is the founder and Managing Director of Anchor Excellence, a consultancy firm in the aged care services industry in Australia that advises boards and management on operational and compliance best practices. Ms Payne is currently a board advisor to Total Constructions Pty Ltd, a former Director of the Heart Foundation and past Chair of Business Excellence Australia. She is a Certified Chair with The Board Advisory centre.