Our Team

The whole team have come to our assistance and support during the past year.

In our world of change and uncertainty it is refreshing to have a team to rely on who are consistently up to the challenge.”

Liberty Community Connect - QLD

Executive Leadership Team

Sean Rooney

Sean Rooney

Chief Executive Officer

 

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Sean Rooney is a recognised leader in the aged care industry, who speaks with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and providers of aged care services across residential care, home care and retirement living.

Sean has held several Chief Executive/Senior Executive roles in public, private and not-for-profit sector organisations.  He has led membership-based organisations and represented the interests of members on the local, national and international stage. Sean also has practical experience at the nexus of the health and aged care sector, having been the CEO at the Australian Medicare Local Alliance.

Sean is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the ANU, a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne University and Post Graduate qualifications in Cross Sector Collaboration from Cambridge University.

George Andreola

George Andreola

Company Secretary,

General Manager
Corporate & Business Services

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George has oversight responsibility for Finance, ICT, Corporate Affairs, HR and Legal at LASA. He has a background as a Partner in a professional accounting services firm with over 30 years of experience in accounting, audit and corporate advisory. George has a Bachelor of Business, Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand, a Registered Company Auditor, a founding director of a not for profit charity and a Director and the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Risk Committee of a community aged care facility in the not for profit sector.

Tim Hicks

Tim Hicks

General Manager

Policy, Advocacy & Advisory

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Tim is a senior policy professional with strong networks and extensive experience in tax policy, regulatory reform, digital policy and stakeholder engagement, including as the head of economics and industry policy for the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Tim has also held roles in Federal Treasury and has previously been an advisor to the ATO and the ACCC.

Kerri Lanchester

Kerri Lanchester

General Manager

Member Relations & Innovation

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Within her national portfolio as General Manager Member Relations, Kerri has strategic oversight of Membership, Events and LASA’s Centre for Workforce Development & Innovation. Kerri represents LASA as a Board member of the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council.

Kerri has operated at senior levels in aged and community services for the past 28 years, working across not for profit, faith-based and the private sector. Kerri's career has spanned strategic and operational leadership within the portfolios of home care, indigenous services, mental health, housing, homelessness and tenancy support, along with training and development.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Educational Studies, along with qualifications in Service Coordination, Mental Health, Workplace Training and Assessment and Home & Community Care.

State Managers

Ian Poalses

Ian Poalses

State Manager

QLD

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Ian has 10 years’ experience in the age services industry, entering the field by managing hostel-style operations and living on site at a managed village. He later joined Stockland in their Retirement Living division managing their South Australian villages before accepting a transfer to Sydney.

Earlier in his career Ian was a trade and industry diplomat and a director of various companies in the retail, financial services and commercial services fields.

He has an accounting degree and MBA from Bond University. As State Manager NSW/ACT, Ian advocates on behalf of LASA members and promotes the age services industry across all stakeholders.

Rosetta Rosa

Rosetta Rosa

State Manager

SA-NT

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Rosetta has over 25 years’ experience in aged care, pharmaceutical, allied and primary health care including hospitals, community pharmacy and medical and emergency physicians. Rosetta has worked at the operations and at the sector representation level across corporate services, policy and research and has held executive and business management leadership roles. Rosetta’s academic back ground includes environment and industrial relations labour law, Masters in Business Management with majors in business development and international cross cultural negotiations.

Liz Behjat

Liz Behjat

State Manager

WA

Danielle Campbell-Manley

Danielle Campbell-Manley

State Manager

VIC-TAS

Mark Ashby

Mark Ashby

State Manager

NSW-ACT

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Mark has 23 years experience working with the age services industry in NSW/ACT through his relationship and partnership roles with a key industry stakeholder. He has worked closely with LASA, key providers and staff, government, and other peak bodies on issues pertaining to best care provision for older Australians: access, funding, quality, workforce.

Mark is a member of Vasey Communities providing excellence in the provision of secure, independent, residential accommodation to community members in need, particularly with a defence connection. He was a Health Service Association board member providing advocacy to members and representing their interests.

Mark has a Diploma of Teaching, a Diploma in Financial Planning, and holds a Masters in Business Leadership from CSU. Mark is a strong advocate for LASA members and staff and promotes the age services industry across all stakeholders.

Subject Matter Experts

Cheryl Edwards

Cheryl Edwards

Residential Care

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Retirement Living & Seniors Housing

Jane Floyd

Jane Floyd

Home Care

QLD/NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS

Tania Saggers-Clarke

Tania Saggers-Clarke

Home Care

SA/NT/WA

Operational Managers

Ina Pieterse

Ina Pieterse

Manager

People, Culture & Safety

Claire Bailey

Claire Bailey

Manager

Employment Relations

Megan Leddin

Megan Leddin

Manager

Sponsorship & Events

Simon Page

Simon Page

Manager

Communications & Marketing