AVEO boss Tony Randello elected President of the Retirement Living Council

Tony Randello

Tony Randello, the CEO of Aveo Group, has been elected as the new President of the Retirement Living Council (RLC), the national leadership group for the retirement village sector. The announcement was made today, with the RLC Executive Director, Daniel Gannon, welcoming Randello as the new President.

Gannon praised Randello’s leadership in the property sector and his extensive experience, including finance, operations, and asset management. Randello has led world-class seniors’ residential development and re-development teams and worked collaboratively with tens of thousands of older Australians to top Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) rankings. Gannon believes Randello will help create affordable and accessible age-friendly communities, which is key to providing housing solutions, unlocking household wealth, and recycling older housing stock.

In his response, Randello thanked the RLC for its vote of confidence and expressed his passion for creating communities where residents can become part of a close-knit community where friendships are formed, active living is embraced, and support is provided to help them remain independent for as long as possible. Randello also highlighted the need to quickly develop strong evidence-based arguments about why governments should actively support the development of more accessible and affordable age-friendly communities. He plans to work closely with the RLC to address longstanding concerns about the inequitable treatment of retirement village residents in qualifying for the Commonwealth Rental Assistance (CRA) scheme.

The Property Council of Australia’s Chief Executive, Mike Zorbas, praised Randello’s leadership and highlighted the importance of showing political decision-makers how getting the right housing mix is the best way to deliver the most affordable and sustainable housing solution while tackling other policy challenges.

Randello was elected RLC President until February 2025 and will be supported by Dr. Brett Robinson (Retire Australia) and Kim Teudt (Bolton Clarke), who were elected Vice-Presidents. The election of Randello is expected to provide a new direction for the retirement village sector, with a focus on creating affordable and accessible age-friendly communities.


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