Day 2, 12:00pm – 12:30pm – Re-founding Mission: The key to energising great governance.

Many volunteer board members are questioning why they are involved in aged care in consequence of the “season” of Royal Commissions. At the heart of every board should be a clear narrative of mission and purpose underpinning why their organisation exists and what the mission destination looks like. In the absence of this compelling reason for delivering exceptional aged care, the “standards become the high bar” to be navigated and operations are reactive. It was this mentality that created the “swat team” approach to accreditation before unannounced audits were introduced and the consequential flood of “unmets”.
John Picot will make the case for boards undertaking mission re-founding and the first steps towards that renewal.


John’s expertise is in social purpose organisations having led organisations in financial services (Co-operatives), human services and the community sector. He has deep experience in social impact measurement, business strategy, business transformation, structural re-alignment, organisational change, and business systems design and planning. This includes coaching and mentoring senior executives through strategic and technology change. John also leads Grant Thornton’s Health & Aged Care team in Sydney.