LASA reviews business services as key staff resign – updated

LASA is reviewing its business services operations following the resignation of key staff over the last month.

Business Services Manager and former acting CEO of LASA NSW-ACT, Loula Koutrodimos, is moving to a new role in the aged care consultancy team at StewartBrown from next week, along with another staff member from the business services team.

The association currently offers end-to-end finance services to aged care providers run by the business services team in its Sydney office.

LASA CEO Sean Rooney confirmed the operations are under review saying, “We are currently exploring how best to build and expand our business services operations in order to provide the aged care industry across the country, affordable and reliable, business services.”

National Events and Sponsorships Manager, Jacqui Murkins, who has overseen LASA National Congress for the last four years, has also resigned and is moving to a new role at Palliative Care Australia.

LASA’s annual National Congress, to be held at the Gold Coast in October this year, will continue to be managed in-house.

Meanwhile LASA’s focus is on expanding its policy and advocacy strengths, with recruitment underway for national advisors of home care, residential care and retirement and seniors living to be based in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.

The three positions, currently being advertised on Seek, will all report to a newly appointed Age Services Policy and Advocacy Manager based in Canberra.

*Updated at 4.30pm on 20 January 2017

LASA has advised it is not considering the option of outsourcing the business services function as reported in an earlier version of this story, nor will it be engaging an external company to manage LASA National Congress as previously reported.

LASA also advised it is not recruiting nine Policy and Advocacy Managers positions as appears on Seek but three. This is because the successful applicants could be based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and each role needs to be advertised separately in each location.


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