Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Panel Session

Day 3, 9.20am – 10.30am Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Panel Session

Sean Rooney,
Leading Age Services

As CEO of aged care industry peak body, Leading Age Services Australia, Sean Rooney is a recognised leader in the aged care sector.
Sean speaks with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and providers of aged care services across residential care, home care and retirement living.
Sean has held several Chief Executive/Senior Executive roles in public, private and not-for-profit sector organisations.  He has led membership-based organisations and represented the interests of members on the local, national and international stage.
Sean also has practical experience at the nexus of the health and aged care sectors, having previously been the CEO at the Australian Medicare Local Alliance.
Sean has a Bachelor of Commerce from the ANU, a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne University and Post Graduate qualifications in Cross Sector Collaboration from Cambridge University.

Jane Bacot-Kilpatrick, Aged Care Royal Commission Project Coordinator, Leading Age Services Australia

Kevin McCoy, CEO
Independent Assisted Living, Australian Unity

Kevin McCoy joined Australian Unity in April 2012 and became Chief Executive Officer – Independent & Assisted Living in July 2017. His previous roles at Australian Unity included Chief Financial Officer, Group Executive – Strategic Business Development and Deputy CFO – positions that have seen him hold responsibility for the effective execution of strategic initiatives, treasury, capital management and organisation-wide performance measures. Prior to joining Australian Unity, Kevin had a successful consulting relationship with the company, having project managed the merger with Grand United in 2005, the sale of the General Insurance business in 2007 and the merger with Big Sky Credit Union in 2012. Kevin’s other major consulting clients included Westpac, where he managed the merger with St George in 2008, the IPO of BT Investment Management in 2007, the acquisition of RAMS in 2007 and the sale of the bank’s Custody business to HSBC in 2006. Kevin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is also an accredited project management professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.

Kerri Rivet, CEO, Shepparton Villages

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Kerri is Chief Executive Officer of Shepparton Retirement Villages, a position she has held for four years. Kerri has been working in the healthcare industry for nearly 35 years, including 20 years in senior management positions. Prior to her current role, Kerri held senior executive positions within both the public and non-for-profit health sectors including acute, subacute, residential care and mental health services. These roles have given her a comprehensive understanding of aged care from both a clinical and operational perspective, and in urban and rural settings. Currently working towards a Masters in Gerontology and Health Administration, Kerri’s specialties include service growth, service re-engineering, change management and budget realignment. Prior to the unification of LASA, Kerri was a Director of LASA Victoria from 2013 to 2016

David Panter, CEO, ECH Inc

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Dr David Panter originally trained as a psychologist and has been a Chief Executive in health and social care services for almost 30 years. In the UK he initially worked in the NHS in London and more latterly local government, where he was CE of Brighton & Hove City Council for a number of years before moving to Australia. In 2004 he was recruited to the SA public health system where for over 10 years he led reforms including the development of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Currently the CE of profit-for-purpose ECH Inc, SA’s biggest provider of housing and support services for older people, David is passionate about enabling people to live well until death in their own home. David is a past President of the Australian Hospitals & Healthcare Association, holds academic appointments with Adelaide University and the University of South Australia, is currently the Chair of the SA Council of Social Service, a Director of ACOSS and a Director of Leading Age Services Australia.