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    Village Glen was founded by Chas Jacobsen over 45 years ago, with the vision to build retirement living good enough for his mother. Today 3 generations of the family continue to provide the very best in Retirement Living, Home care support and Aged Care.

    Chas Jacobsen

    Founder & Managing Director

    Chas the founder of the Village Glen, still offers the same vision, drive and creativity since its inception in 1980.

    Chas is an integral part of the operations of this business and continues to ensure that the high standards which he has set throughout the journey are maintained to provide the best lifestyle and environment for our residents.

    Marcus Thompson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Marcus joined the Jacobsen business in 2014 and as a chartered accountant had overall responsibility for the fiscal management of reporting of the business financial affairs. In 2021, Marcus then became the Chief Executive Officer who now oversees Village Glen Retirement, Aged Care Residences and Flexicare. He brings a wealth of experience in the retirement living industry to the Village Glen having worked for many years both nationally and internationally.

    Peter Nilsson

    Chief Operations Officer

    Peter joined Chas and the Village in 1993, and is the Chief Operations Officer for Village Glen which includes Retirement Living, Flexicare Home Support and Aged Care Residences. Peter has an overall management role in the Retirement Village and is responsible for the sales of our villas and apartments.

    John Mattar

    Chief Financial Officer

    John joined the Village Glen family in 2018 and is responsible for the financial administration across Retirement Living, Flexicare Home Support and Residential Aged Care. John is a Certified Practicing Accountant and brings almost two decades of Retirement Living and Aged Care industry experience, having held roles in both Australia and New Zealand.

    Jane Jacobsen

    Operations Manager Retirement Living

    Jane has been a part of the Village Glen family since 1993, after spending many years in the legal profession. As Chas’ daughter, Jane is an integral part of the succession plan instigated by Chas to ensure the continuation of his vision and ideals. Jane is responsible for the day to day management of the Village, where she endeavours to provide committed, capable and caring support to our residents.

    Katie Symonds

    Operations Manager – Flexicare

    Katie heads up our Flexicare team as Operations Manager and has done since its inception. As a registered Occupational Therapist who has had a passion for community care for over 25 years, Katie is the perfect person to lead the team. Katie is very client focused and passionate about Flexicare and the difference it can make on the Mornington Peninsula.

    Damien Malone (RN)

    Operations Manager – Aged Care

    At Village Glen Aged Care Residences, Damien holds the important role of Operations Manager and is a Registered Nurse who has worked in aged care for more than 15 years in senior management roles. He has worked in not for profit, public and private aged care facilities in both country Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. His roles have ranged from education to Director of Nursing and CEO with responsibilities for residential, community and retirement living. Damien holds his Masters of Nursing and Masters of Business Administration.