ARIIA Chief Executive Officer Announcement

Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) the peak body for shaping aged care in Australia, is delighted to announce the appointment of Reuben Jacob as the its Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary.

ARIIA’s Chair, Kylie Walker, said Reuben was chosen after successfully fulfilling roles as both Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the past 18 months.

“Reuben is an outstanding choice and brings a wealth of experience from a research, business and strategy,” she said.

Previously, Reuben was Manager, of both Strategic Projects and Innovation for scientific and ethical review organisation Bellberry, and Commercialisation Facilitator with the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation Program.

“This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for ARIIA and the Board is looking forward to working with Reuben and the team to ensure that ARIIA continues to deliver on its remit to make a profound impact on the positive aging and aged care landscape in Australia,” Kyllie said.

Commenting on the appointment, Reuben said he was thrilled to be taking on the role.

As the nation’s first dedicated translational research centre, ARIIA is a unique organisation,” he said.

“ARIIA holds a special place as the hub for fostering the adoption of knowledge, evidence, innovation and technology, and we also provide practical support for implementing findings, leading to meaningful advancements in aged care and positive ageing.”

“With so many reforms taking place in the aged care sector, it is a critical time, as the needs of our elders and the delivery of their care are also rapidly evolving,” Reuben remarked.

“I am excited that ARIIA is at the forefront of facilitating these changes. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make the aged care sector sustainable and strong, by proactively improving workforce capability through evidence-based training and catalysing important creation and application of knowledge through research, development and innovation.”

“I look forward to working closely with Kylie, the Board and the team to ensure ARIIA continues to make a positive impact on the lives of older Australians, and exploring how we can expand the reach and influence of ARIIA across the aged care ecosystem, and drive innovation and transformative change.”