The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council has appointed Libby Lyons as its inaugural independent Chair. The former Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) will lead the Council in delivering workforce reform for the aged care industry.
Ms Lyons brings world class leadership and change management experience, having been a vocal advocate for gender equality for many years on a global scale.
Acting Chair Kevin McCoy said the Council was thrilled with the new appointment which commences on 1 July 2020.
“This is an incredibly important role implementing A Matter of Care, Australia’s aged care workforce strategy, as highlighted in the recent recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
“With the current unprecedented focus on aged care and its workforce, Libby’s appointment will strengthen the Council’s ability to reshape how Australians view the sector and how we as industry leaders support our workforce to deliver care and support that older Australians expect and deserve.
Mr McCoy said the Directors of the Council are looking to be disruptive in their work, and think in a manner that challenges the status quo, to address issues that for too long have remained unresolved.
Ms Lyons said that the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council has made exceptional inroads in the delivery of A Matter of Care, under the strong leadership of Acting Chair Kevin McCoy, Council Directors, CEO Louise O’Neill and her team.
“I am excited to build on this momentum and work in collaboration with all industry partners who share in the vision of having a respected, skilled, and well-supported workforce,” she said.