Our Team

Sean Rooney

Sean Rooney

Chief Executive Officer

 

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As CEO of aged care industry peak body, Leading Age Services Australia, Sean Rooney is a recognised leader in the aged care industry. Sean 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 has 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

General Manager

Corporate Services

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George has oversight responsibility for Finance, ICT, Corporate Communications/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

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Kerri Lanchester

Kerri Lanchester

General Manager

Training & Events
State Manager QLD

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Kerri has operated at senior levels in aged services for the past 25 years working across both not for profit 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. Kerri represents LASA at the National Aged Care Alliance and has been active on a number of national Advisory Groups for the past four years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Educational Studies and has qualifications in Service Coordination, Mental Health, Workplace Training and Assessment and Home & Community Care.

Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore

General Manager

Business Support Services
State Manager NSW/ACT

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Brendan has worked in a variety of roles in both government and non-government human service sectors, aged care, health and disability industries, research, policy and program delivery, project management, business development, advocacy and campaigns, and consulting. He has 10 years’ senior management experience and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Advanced Diploma in Management and a Diploma of Education.

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.

Wayne Weaire

Wayne Weaire

State Manager VIC/TAS (interim)

Christine Davis

Christine Davis

Manager

Business Support Services,
Customer and Marketing Consultant

Jane Floyd

Jane Floyd

Principal Consultant

Home Care

Tracey Duke

Tracey Duke

Principal Consultant

Residential Care

Gerard Delaney

Gerard Delaney

Manager

Corporate Affairs

Merlin Kong

Merlin Kong

Principal Advisor

Innovation

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Principal Advisor

Retirement Living
& Seniors Housing

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Paul has over 12 years’ experience in aged care, community care and retirement living having served as General Manager and Group General Manager for in Queensland not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Previously, Paul worked in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in NSW public hospitals then in QLD private hospital pharmacy services. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations, Certificate IV in Aged & Disability Services, is a former Qld State Councillor and Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI); Graduate of GAICD, GAIST-adv and is an experienced Company Director.

Sharyn McIlwain

Sharyn McIlwain

Principal Advisor

Residential Aged Care

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Sharyn has worked in aged care for more than 20 years, including the past 10 as Operations Manager for a small private operator. In this role, Sharyn was responsible for the day to day operations of 140 residential aged care beds across two sites, one metropolitan and one rural.
Sharyn’s role spanned everything from human resources and budgeting, to ACFI funding and the Aged Care Act, and compliance with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. The experience in this position this has given Sharyn great insight and understanding of balancing the day-to-day aspects of managing a facility at the coal face.

Troy Speirs

Troy Speirs

Principal Advisor

Home Care

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Troy started his career as a clinical psychologist in the mental health sector over 20 years ago. More recently he has worked in operational management with home care providers, gaining a comprehensive understanding of all home care service management and operations, including staffing, funding, quality reporting and stakeholder engagement. His experience includes policy development and analysis, program development, implementation and evaluation, operational management, strategic planning, clinical redesign, workforce planning/management, clinical intervention and care planning, consultancy advice, data management and research.

Samantha Bowen

Samantha Bowen

Principal Advisor

Next Gen

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Samantha heads LASA’s Next Gen and is working to disrupt our workforce challenges by building the capacity of our Next Gen leaders to execute change and see the dynamic opportunities around us. Samantha’s been generating innovative solutions for aged care’s emerging leaders for many years and is well-known for her commentary on intergenerational workforce challenges facing age services workplaces. She is a board member for the NHMRC’s National Institute of Dementia Research, a recipient of the Layne Beachley Foundation Scholarship, Founder of Acorn Network Pty Ltd, hosts the Grey Revolution podcast for aged care leaders, and runs a successful national online mentoring program for aged care leaders.

Megan Leddin

Manager

Sponsorship & Events

Ina Pieterse

Manager

People & Culture

Lynda Robertson

Manager

Accredited Training

Noel D’Cunha

Manager Finance

 

Marlene Eggert

Senior Policy Officer

 

Jenna Field

Senior Employment Relations

Advisor

Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick

Aged Care Royal Commission

Project Coordinator

Nigel McGothigan

Member Advocate