ARIIA, the Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia, has announced the appointment of Kylie Walker as the Chair of its newly established independent board, marking a significant milestone in the organisation’s mission.
Ms Walker is well regarded for her leadership, strategic expertise, and commitment to promoting collaboration and achieving results in science, technology, and engineering. As the CEO of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE), she oversaw evidence-based conversations and actions, contributing to a thriving, inclusive, and technology-supported Australia.
In a statement, Ms Walker said she was deeply honoured to take on the responsibility, especially during such a critical time for the aged care sector when the needs of older Australians and the delivery of their care are rapidly evolving.
“ARIIA is at the forefront of navigating these changes, proactively improving workforce capability through evidence-based training, and catalysing important creation and application of knowledge through research, development and innovation,” Ms Walker added.
ARIIA, as Australia’s first dedicated aged care research centre, has been empowered to help drive positive change and support the aged care workforce with the knowledge and innovative tools for improved care and the betterment of ageing Australians.