Gillian Groom AO

Council of Elders

Biography

Gillian was an occupational therapist for 50 years but has more recently established a career in elder and succession law. She received her law degree from the University of Tasmania, 3 weeks before turning 70.

Gillian has lived and worked in Tasmania for most of her life. She has extensive experience in community engagement through her involvement with a wide range of groups, including those that represent people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, First Nations peoples, and people living with disability.

As a parent of 6 adult children and 17 grandchildren, she is particularly focused on the future of ageing in Australia and wants to ensure all people have access to safe and high-quality care.