We welcome five directors to our independent board.
ARIIA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Reuben Jacob, announced today that the five directors have been appointed to the ARIIA board initially for a one-year term.
The independent board members are:
- Mr Fraser Bell, Partner of Thomson Greer
- Mr Gary Brady, Chair of Anglicare Southern Queensland
- Ms Judith Leeson AM, Director of Vector Consultants
- Mr Richard Porter, Chief Financial Officer of Flinders University
- Ms Kylie Walker, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering
ARIIA’s independent Board is skills-based and responsible for overseeing the organisation. Mr Jacob welcomed the appointment of the new board directors, saying that he and the rest of ARIIA’s team looked forward to working with them.
In welcoming the incoming ARIIA directors, Mr Jacob also extended his gratitude to the interim board directors, whose terms ended earlier this year.
“ARIIA is indebted to all the interim directors for their dedication, knowledge, and guidance during ARIIA’s formative period”.
Mr Jacob also welcomed the independent board as another vote of confidence in ARIIA.
“We are excited about continuing to play a pivotal role with our independent Board in making a real difference in aged care and positive ageing in Australia”.
“We thank the Department of Health and Aged Care, the South Australian Department for Industry, Innovation and Science and Flinders University for their generous support and funding that has enabled us to establish our organisation and pioneer activities to make significant improvements for the aged care sector.”
ARIIA’s Research Director, Professor Sue Gordon emphasised that the appointment of the independent board would benefit the aged care sector by overseeing the development and translation of high-quality projects that address crucial gaps in the aged care workforce’s capability and knowledge.
“I look forward to working with our independent board to lead the aged care sector as we address the critical and changing needs facing the sector Australia-wide.”
ARIIA is in the process of recruiting two other board members, and they will be announced in the near future.