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Past Speakers

Eliza Strapp

First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division

Department of Health and Aged Care

Paul Sadler


Paul Sadler Consultancy

Amanda Dyson

Head of Talent Acquisition


Faye Spiteri OAM

Chief Executive Officer

Fronditha Care

Rosy Walia


Multicultural Care

Sue Thomson

Chief Executive Officer

McLean Care

Lloyd Williams

National Secretary

Health Services Union

David Cox

Managing Director

Curtin Heritage Living

Laura Camish

Policy and Implementation Lead, Regional General Manager North West


Judith Smith

Director of Professional Development

Australian College of Nursing

Stephanie Kaiser

Acting Assistant Secretary – Aged Care Workforce Branch

Department of Health and Aged Care

David Sykes

Director of Centre for Dementia Learning

Dementia Australia

Penelope Batman

Executive Leader - People and Culture


Sharon Blackburn CBE

Executive Director


Anna-Maria Wade

Chief of People and Culture

Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution

Joseph Assad

Head of People & Culture

Afea Care Services

Daryl Sahli

Managing Director

Right at Home Australia

Cameron Burgess

National Program Director, Sanctuary & Power to Kids

The MacKillop Institute

Wendy Hubbard

General Manager

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services

Sarah McLelland

Interim CEO

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council

Catherine McMahon

Chief People Officer

Catholic Healthcare

Jo Christie

Chief People, Culture, and Brand


Neil Eastwood

Founder and CEO

Care Friends

Arianna Mason

General Manager of People, Culture & Strategy

Fresh Hope

Lynda McArdle

Program Manager, Aged Care Partnering Program


Veronica Jamison

Chief Executive Officer

Shepparton Retirement Village

Donna Hart

Executive Director – Seniors Living

Churches of Christ

Berni Zipf

Clinical Systems Specialist

Fresh Hope Communities

Jen Bichel-Findlay

Nursing, Midwifery Digital Health Network

Australian Institute of Digital Health

Dr Anat Hassner

Chief People Officer

Uniting NSW & ACT

Turin Prasantha

Executive Manager Development People and Culture

Goodwin Aged Care Services

Graeme Sloane


Adina Care

Nathan Betteridge

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer


Dr Rebecca Bilton

Senior Research Fellow


Philippa Ayre

GM People & Culture/Acting CEO


Tamar Krebs

Founder and Executive Director

Group Homes Australia

Ella Helle

Education, Development and Capability Manager

Goodwin Aged Care Services

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