The ANMF will be seeking a new Federal Secretary following Lee Thomas’ announcement that she is leaving her position to take up a role in the law. Ms Thomas has been Federal Secretary for almost eight years during which time the ANMF has grown to become Australia’s largest union, with a membership of 270,000. Ms Thomas will step down from her position on December 8 while decisions about the new leadership of the ANMF will be made at the Federal Executive meeting in November.
LASA has announced the appointment of three new board members: Kerri Rivett, Nick Loudon and David Panter. Ms Rivett and Mr Loudon previously held positions on their respective LASA state boards (Victoria and Queensland) prior to the organisation’s unification last year. Mr Panter is the Chief Executive Officer of ECH Inc, South Australia’s biggest provider of housing and support services for older people. The new appointments replace two vacancies on the Board following the departures of Ingrid Williams and Kim Teudt. Ms Williams has been appointed Chair of Wellness & Lifestyles while Ms Teudt recently joined Blue Care as its General Manager, Retirement Living after 11 years at Churches of Christ.
Mercy Health CEO, Stephen Cornelissen and SAGE International Executive Program Director, Judy Martin will join the Board of the Global Ageing Network from January 2018. The appointments were announced at last month’s Global Ageing Network conference in Montreux, Switzerland.