Board & Management

The Board

Walter Elliott

Walter founded Palm Lake Group some 40 years ago and continues to provide the vision and direction for the organisation. Realising a niche market existed for lifestyle community living, his original acquisition in Melbourne has grown into a successful organisation across 3 states and 3 sectors.

Scott Elliott

Scott joined Palm Lake Group as business partner more than 25 years ago with a specific focus on sales and marketing. As Managing Director, Scott has overseen the expansion into different sectors for Group and the continued enhancement of the product and resident experience.

Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael joined KPMG in 1976, was made partner in 1988 and spent 37 years with the organisation in various roles and international offices before retiring from KPMG in 2014. Michael’s experience includes providing tax and business advice (business planning, bank refinancing, group restructuring). Michael has a Bachelor of Business and is a Chartered Accountant as well as being a registered company auditor and tax agent. Within the Palm Lake Group, Michael is an advisory board member and special advisor to the Directors and CEO. His focus is on corporate strategy development and corporate governance while overseeing the Group’s financial performance.


Manuel Lang

Manuel joined Palm Lake Group in 2012. Working closely with the board and senior management team, Manuel has strengthened the strategic objectives of the Group, ensuring that Palm Lake Group maintains and enhances its position as a leading private player in its sectors. Manuel has a Bachelor of Commerce with specialisations in economics and politics and joined the Group following 8 years at National Australia Bank.

Amanda Clements

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Business degree (Human Resource Management major), and is a member of the Golden Key Honour Society. Amanda holds certifications such as Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator. Commencing with the company in 2008, she has successfully managed the organisation through the changing industrial relations landscape and continues to build a strong, resident-focussed culture.