Conference Program

The ACCPA VIC Conference offers a comprehensive program designed for Aged Care Board Directors, Executives, and Management professionals spanning Residential Aged Care, Home Care, Retirement Living, and Seniors Housing Providers. It provides a valuable opportunity to network with industry peers while gaining insights from expert speakers and presentations. With a focus on navigating ongoing reforms and sustaining excellence in aged care delivery, this two day conference is tailored to address the needs of the sector.


DAY ONE – Tuesday 11 June 2024

9.00am – 5.00pm Registration Open
10.00am – 1.00pm Member Engagement Workshop Anne Liddell, Head of Policy, ACCPA
Plenary Sessions Commence
2.00pm – 2.10pm Welcome & Opening of Conference Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
2.10pm – 2.20pm Welcome To Country
2.20pm – 2.25pm Platinum Sponsor Address  HESTA
2.25pm – 2.40pm Victorian State Government Address The Hon. Ingrid Stitt MP, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs
2.40pm – 3.30pm

The New Aged Care Act – What it Means for Providers


Facilitator: Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA

Roald Versteeg, General Manager of Policy and Advocacy, ACCPA

Tim Humphries, Chief Executive Officer, Homestyle Aged Care (Victorian SMC Chair)

Craig Gear OAM, CEO, OPAN

Anita Courtney, Principal, Russell Kennedy

3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.05pm – 4.20pm Findings from the Council of Elders – The Lived Experience Dr John Davis, Council Member, Aged Care Council of Elders
4.20pm – 4.50pm Leadership is Difficult and How to Manage the Complex & Uncertain Dr Edwin Trevor-Roberts, CEO, Trevor-Roberts
4.50pm – 4.55pm Close of Day One Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
5.00pm – 7.00pm Welcome Reception Trade Exhibition Hall
DAY TWO – Wednesday 12 June 2024
9.00am – 9.10am Welcome to Day Two Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
9.10am – 9.35am ACCPA CEO Address Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA
9.35am – 10.05am Government Reform Update Eliza Strapp, First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division, Department of Health and Aged Care
10.05am – 10.30am Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission Update Janet Anderson PSM, Aged Care Quality & Safety Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Topic One – Residential Care
11.00am – 11.30am AN-ACC – Common Myths & the Path to Appropriate Funding

Mathew Brincat, General Manager, Clinical & Quality, Provider Assist

Kaye Mann, Accreditation & Quality Partner, Provider Assist

11.30am – 12.00pm Managing the Journey from Financial Challenge to Viability and Beyond Jill Davidson, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Lyndoch Living
12.00pm – 12.30pm Palliative Care Victoria Dignified & Respectful Decisions Project Tiffany Button, Project Officer, Palliative Care Victoria
Concurrent Topic Two – Home Care
11.00am – 11.30am Meeting Client Needs with Workforce Challenges Travis Heeney, Chief Operating Officer – Community, Residential & Pathways, genU
11.30am – 12.00pm Learnings from Multicultural Services Elizabeth Drozd OAM, CEO, Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS)
12.00pm – 12.30pm Learnings from Providing Person-Centred Care for Marginalised Communities Lisa Rollinson, Director of Aged Care Services, Brotherhood St, Laurence
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 2.50pm Panel: New Quality Standards
This session will unpack the New Quality Standards to translate the changes and what they will mean in real terms for providers.

Facilitator: Fabio Maya, CEO, Signature Care

Anita McStay, Member Advisor Home and Community Care, ACCPA

Helen Kemp, GM Community Health & Care, Benetas

Paul Ostrowski, CEO, La Trobe Community Health Service

2.50pm – 3.30pm

Plenary Session 

Speaker Invited 
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm – 4.30pm Grow your business Jason Howie, Partner, Pride Living
4.30pm – 5.00pm Explore the Elements of a Compelling Business Plan
6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks
7.00pm – 11.30pm Conference Dinner

DAY THREE – Thursday 13 June 2024

9.00am – 9.10am Welcome to Day Three Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
9.10am – 9.40am Victorian Insights & Taskforce Findings Grant Corderoy, Senior Partner, StewartBrown
9.40am – 10.30am Panel: Finance & Funding

Facilitator: Daniel Parsons, Director Public Affairs, BUPA Asia Pacific 

Cam Ansell, Managing Director, Ansell Strategic

Wayne Jobson, State Director, ANZ Bank

Cameron Holland, CEO, Ryman Healthcare

10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 11.45am Panel: Managing the Complexities Surrounding Elder Abuse

Facilitator: Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA

Anita Courtney, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

Debra Nicholl, CEO, Elder Rights Advocacy

11.45am – 12.30pm AI: Current Regulatory Landscape and Corporate Impact Gina Tresidder, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 2.50pm Panel: Engaging with the media Panel

Facilitator: Peter O’Dempsey, Head of Media and Public Relations, ACCPA

Jacinta Duffy, Executive General Manager – Communications & Customer Experience, Baptcare

Cody Winnell, Executive Manager – Marketing & Communications, Lifeview

2.50pm – 3.35pm Mental Health & Stress Management Annie Harvey, Keynote Speaker
3.35pm – 3.45pm Conference Close Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
3.45pm – 4.15pm Afternoon Tea