BlueCross Board of Directors

David Eccles


David co-founded BlueCross in 1993. Since then, David has overseen the growth of BlueCross and its brand into a leading player in the delivery of quality aged care services in Victoria. David’s leadership of the Group has seen BlueCross grow through the development and acquisition of new aged care residences. David’s peers recognise him as one of the pioneers in the delivery of aged care services in Victoria.

Ernest Medina

Non Executive Director

Ernest joined the BlueCross Board in 2016 with more than 13 years’ experience in the aged care sector. He brings with him extensive experience in finance and business development having spent 15 years at Credit Lyonnais in the capacity of Director Project Finance. Since 2003, Ernest has also been the Managing Director of Sapphire Holdings Group.

Tony Battle

Non Executive Director 

Tony joined the BlueCross Board in November 2013. He has extensive experience in merchant banking and corporate finance with prominent international and domestic institutions. Tony has previously held a non-executive director role for a global renewable energy company. He is Chairman of the Sapphire Care Board, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia. Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University.

Cathy Eccles

Non Executive Director 

Cathy is one of the founding Directors of BlueCross and is Managing Director of Eccles Realty, a family owned business that has been involved in aged care transactions for more than 55 years. She is also the Managing Director of AIM Software and has extensive expertise in the financial markets.

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