Princes Court

Our Team

Our 150 amazing and committed staff are the backbone of Princes Court. It’s their collective positivity and team focus that makes them so valued for their contribution to the lives of the people we serve at our Mildura Retirement Village.

With a higher than average staff ratio, our team have responded to increasing demands due to covid with incredible enthusiasm, taking on additional workloads and changing practices, working long days and weekends when needed to ensure our residents are safe and emotionally secure.

As a not-for-profit, community owned incorporated association, our business is managed by a board of nine members with a depth of extensive professional backgrounds in finance, business management, social work, education, and nursing. Each Board member participates in several sub-committees and working parties to ensure their expertise is shared widely to provide the best aged care in Mildura.

Generations from the same families are proud of their lengthy involvement and their contribution to Princes Court, either as staff, volunteers, visiting family or as a resident at our retirement village in Mildura. This personal connection is just one of many satisfying encounters staff mention as they care for and interact with our 100 residents, many of whom are family, neighbours, and well-known locals.

Want to join the Princes Court family? View our current vacancies here.


Executive Team leaders

Anthony Couroupis

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Anthony serves as a member on the Finance and Audit Committee, the Planning and Building Committee, and the Policy Committee.

With 25 years of experience in strategic management across diverse organizations, Anthony has held both CEO and company secretary roles. His expertise encompasses community-commercial and government sectors.

Anthony’s qualifications include degrees in economics and company secretarial practice. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) Company Directors Course, a member of the AICD, and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Amy Darrington

People and Culture Coordinator

Amy provides leadership of the People and Culture functions across all areas of the organisation in the delivery of quality human resources, safety and organisational development processes.  The People and Culture team contribute to the wellbeing of staff, volunteers and contractors at our Mildura aged care facility. Amy has worked in the aged care industry for 10 years with extensive experience in the areas of human resources, quality, administration and executive support.

 Amy credits her experience completing the Northern Mallee Leadership Program  for harnessing her passion for innovation and community.  Amy studied a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources).

Sianne Nicolds

Director of Care Services

Sianne Nicholds is the Director Care Services with Princes Court.

She is a skilled and experienced manager with over 20 years’ experience, nine of which involved various managerial posts, including four years as the manager of different aged care facilities with a minimum of 200 staff and 170 residents.

During this time, she also worked and supported the quality department for integration of multiple entities and has experience in commissioning a new 100-bed facility, including establishing a day respite care within the facility.


Russell Gilbert

Executive Chef

Russell, our executive chef leads the operation of our commercial kitchen, preparing, cooking, and developing our menu and food services.

Russell designs menus, with all residents in mind. Having years of experience behind him and an understanding of the fine balance of Aged Care menu planning, he is now able to create menus that get approved by a nutritionist with little or no changes.  
Collaborating with our care and nursing staff and residents to provide quality and nutritious meals that meet their choices and expectations. 

Russell also communicates the importance of compliance with the Food Safety Act and Aged Care Quality Standards, while contributing to his team’s wellbeing to inspire a positive workplace.


Sheryl Tyack

Village Coordinator

Sheryl has been our  Village Coordinator for 4 years, with a previous 20 years’ of experience in retail management.

Sherly is the person you speak to when you are making an enquiry about the Prince Court Village and its attributes in order to achieve a high quality independent living environment and to administer the efficient operation of the village.

What Sherly  loves the  most about her  job is that the residents  invite you into their lives and make you feel like family. She is passionate about learning and always doing her best for the Princes Court community. 

Having  a membership with the DCM institute, that offers professional development support to any organisation offering ongoing programs for Village managers to upskill and build a career development path.

Laura Roberts

Homecare coordinator

Laura is our dedicated Home Care Coordinator with 5 years of experience in the field. Her passion lies in connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and providing them with the support they need to maintain their independence in the comfort of their own homes.

What Laura loves about herjob is the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s incredibly rewarding to witness the smiles on their faces as they continue to live independently, knowing that I’ve played a role in enabling them to do so.

I am deeply passionate about the concept of aging with dignity and believe that every individual, regardless of their age, deserves to enjoy a high quality of life. My mission is to ensure that seniors receive the care, attention, and respect they deserve as they age gracefully.

Laura holds qualifications, as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. These qualifications have provided me with valuable insights into the dietary and nutritional needs of the elderly, allowing me to offer holistic care that encompasses both physical and emotional well-being. 

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Jakob Bird
Maintenance Supervisor