With the maturation and growth of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) following the unification of the previously federated LASA state-based organisations on 1 July 2016, the LASA Board of Directors is seeking to make its first Multi-State Director appointment to the Board.

Chair of LASA Dr Graeme Blackman AO said LASA has made significant amendments to its Constitution to open the door to multi-state aged care providers to seek directorship on LASA’s Board.

“While separate state bodies are our history, our future is a nationally strong and locally relevant organisation that is better equipped to meet the needs of our Members,” Dr Blackman said.

“LASA is calling for nominations from eligible persons for LASA’s Multi-State Directorship, an exciting opportunity to contribute to a thought-leading and authoritative national organisation.”

Under the Constitution, the Multi-state Director is a Board appointed position and nominees must be an Officer (e.g. Director, CEO or senior executive) of a Member with operations in at least three states and territories of Australia. LASA requires nominees to be from an organisation that is a Member of LASA in the 2018/19 year (with the Membership financial as at the date of appointment of the nominee if successful).

Dr Blackman said LASA’s broad membership base means our organisation can speak credibly and authoritatively for all age care services.

“We represent large residential aged care providers with in excess of 3,000 beds, small and medium not-for-profit, and church and charitable providers, as well as organisations providing in home care and offering retirement living options for older Australians,” Dr Blackman said.

“LASA is well placed to lead our industry as we navigate continuing policy reform, regulatory changes, increasing demand, disruptive technologies and business models, changes to government funding, rising operating costs, and the complex and changing needs and expectations of consumers.

“As a LASA Multi-State Director, you will have the opportunity to influence the future direction of the organisation and contribute to shaping an aged care system for our valued Members, providers and older Australians.

“I encourage experienced representatives of the age services sector to consider nominating for this Directorship today.”

To view the nomination form and other key information, please click here. Nominations should be lodged by 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 September 2018 using the lodgement details on the nomination form.

Contact:                                 Ashley Oliver 0458 011 009     ashleyo@lasa.asn.au

180821 LASA – LASA to appoint its first Multi-State Board Director – nominations sought