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, 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.

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 and a graduate of the Yarra Theological Union and the University of Canberra.

Dr Clare Seligmann


Dr Claire Seligmann has served as a member of Lutheran Services Council since 2007, and chaired the body since 2009.

Claire is a highly regarded General Practitioner with 30 years’ experience with expertise in Aged and Palliative care.

She has been a Board member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Queensland and has made major contributions to several health organisation boards and committees in addition to holding a range of governance roles in multiple not-for-profit organisations.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP).

Memberships include AMA; RACGP and ANZSPM (Australia, New Zealand society for palliative medicine).