Nick Ryan


Nick Ryan is an experienced CEO, Board Member and senior executive with 30 years’ experience in a range of human services industries including aged care, government, youth services and education.

He has led and advised a variety of organisations from government departments, industry representative bodies, not for profit service providers and charities.

In May 2019 Mr Ryan joined Lutheran Services from an interim position of CEO at Southern Cross Care Queensland.  Prior to this he was CEO of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and CEO of Aged Care Queensland (now a part of Leading Age Services Australia).  He has also served on the Boards of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

Mr Ryan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and a graduate of the Yarra Theological Union and the University of Canberra.

Stuart Jaeschke


Mr Jaeschke has served on the Council since 2010, the last six years as Deputy Chairperson.  He has qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, Business, Project Management and Financial Services.

Mr Jaeschke has held Executive positions in congregations and Lutheran Primary School P&F Associations in Adelaide and Brisbane, as well as serving as Treasurer of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Primary School Council for nine years.

Mr Jaeschke owns and operates a bookkeeping business in Brisbane.  His previous employment experience includes engineering and project management in both private industry and government.

He has previously held, and currently holds, a number of treasurer roles for community organisations.