Speaking Program


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Speaking Program

Our Speaking Program will engage and inspire you to adapt your thinking and drive quality care at your organisation. We will hear from innovative thinkers and disruptors who will encourage you to take new approaches to tackle the current challenges and reforms and to ensure the sustainability of the aged care industry.

Day One– Tuesday 13 June
2.00pm – 2.10pm Welcome & Opening of Conference Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
2.10pm – 2.20pm Welcome To Country Aunty Diane Kerr, Wurundjeri Elder 
2.20pm – 2.25pm Platinum Sponsor Address Sue Blair, Client Partnership Manager, HESTA
Anne Lewis, Educator & Consultant, Vative Healthcare
2.25pm – 3.25pm Using the Adaptability Quotient to Drive Quality Care
Tané Hunter is the Co-Founder of Future Crunch. Future Crunch is a thought leadership and media company with a mission to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future.
Tane Hunter, Co-Founder, Future Crunch
3.25pm – 3.55pm Afternoon Tea
3.55pm – 4.55pm What Does Excellent Care Look Like & What Do We Need to Deliver It?
What would excellent care look like if we had all the resources we needed and every opportunity to deliver care through innovative & imaginative concepts?

Facilitator: Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA
Darrell Price, National Head of Health & Aged Care, Grant Thornton
Tim Humphries, CEO, Homestyle Aged Care
Natasha Wilkinson, CEO, Donwood
Linda Mellors, Managing Director and CEO, Regis Aged Care
Faye Spiteri, CEO Fronditha Care 

4:55pm – 5:00pm Close of Day One Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
5.00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception  
7.00pm – 10.00pm Optional Networking Dinner


DAY TWO – Wednesday 14 June 2023
8:55am – 9:00am Welcome to Day Two Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
9:00am -9:30am ACCPA CEO Address
Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA
9.30am – 10.05am Government Reform Update Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary Ageing & Aged Care, Department of Health & Aged Care
10:05am- 10:30am Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission Update Janet Anderson PSM, Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent A1– Residential Care
11.00am – 11.45am Residential Care Quality Assessments – What should you be focusing on? Diane Herr, Consultant, ACCPA
11.45am – 12.30pm Residential Care Compliance Kate Bain, Senior Operations Consultant, Ansell Strategic 
Concurrent A2– Home Care
11:00am – 11:45am Finding Unicorns: Navigating Home Care Recruitment in 2023 

Belinda Allen, General Manager Services and Sector Capacity, ACCPA

Jodi Schmidt, CEO, HSSO

Daniel Knox, Recruitment Manager, Uniting AgeWell 

Nikki Gilbertson, General Manager, genU

11.45am – 12.30pm Home Care Reforms Jason Howie, Partner – Strategy & Corporate Governance, Pride Living
Concurrent A3– Seniors Housing and The Health Interface
11.00am – 11.30am  Palliative Care Advice Service  Esther McMillan-Drendel, Nurse Unit Manager, Palliative Care Advisory Service
11.30am – 12.00pm Home Fire Safety Angela Cook, Project Manager, CFA
Geoff Kaandorp, Fire Rescue Victoria
12.00pm – 12.30pm The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department  Loren Sher, Clinical Director, Victorian Virtual Emergency Department (VVED) Northern Health ED Program
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch  
Consumer Choice
2.00pm – 2.30pm Managing the complexities around the current Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying landscape, while ensuring that consumer needs are met Nicky StittVoluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator (Clinical Nurse Consultant) Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Victoria
2.30pm – 3.00pm The Importance of Recognising Diversity in Ensuring a Quality Customer Experience  Brenda Appleton OAM, The Senior Victorians Advisory Group and the Victorian Elder Abuse Roundtable
3.00pm – 3.30pm

How Social Responsibility/Cause Marketing Could Change your Organisation’s Growth Trajectory 

Tony Nicholls, Founder and Director, Good Talent Media
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea  
4.00pm – 5.00pm

Advisory Boards & the Role They Play in Ensuring Quality Care 


Rachael Pandeli, CEO, Clinical Assessor Home Care

Manish Sundarjee, Director, Lipins Partners

Louise Greene, Director, The Ideal Consultancy 

Kevin Andrews, Former Member Liberal Party of Australia

5:00pm Close of Day Two Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks
7.00pm – 11.30pm Conference Dinner




Day Three Thursday 15 June
9:00am – 9.10am Welcome to Day Three Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
Maintaining Quality Care
9.00am – 10:00am Talking Sustainability of the Aged Care Sector

Facilitator Sandra Hills OAM, CEO, Benetas

Dr Nicole Sutton, Senior Lecturer, UTS

Jason Binder, Managing Director & CEO, Respect Aged Care

Ingrid Harvey, CEO, Blue Cross

Paul Ostrowski, CEO, Care Connect

Cam Ansell, Managing Director, Ansell Strategic

10:00am – 10:30am Meeting the Legal Requirements of the Reform Agenda Victor Harcourt, Partner, Russell Kennedy 
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea  
Cyber Risk
11:00am – 11:45am Cyber Crime and Online Safety

Jane Welsh, Detective Superintendent of Cyber Crime Division, Victorian Police

11:45am – 12:30pm Legal Ramifications for Cyber Security & Incident Management

Gina Tresidder, Principal, Russell Kennedy


12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch  
2:00pm-2:30pm Industrial Relations – Work Value Case/ Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill Claire Bailey, Head of Workplace Relations, ACCPA
2.30pm – 3.00pm Think Like a Recruiter – Multi-channel talent sourcing strategies  Geraldine Ellis-Maguire, General Manager – Member Relations, ACCPA
3:00pm – 4:00pm Are You Thriving or Just Surviving?  Tim Jack Adams, Founder, GreenX7
4:00pm Conference Close Danni Campbell-Manley, VIC State Manager, ACCPA
4:00pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Tea