Day 3, 2:30pm – 3:00pm – Building a Culture of Respect for Older Australians
Susan McGrath is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Older Australians Campaign at The Benevolent Society and to the coalition-based campaign to challenge ageism, EveryAGE Counts. These roles allow her to pursue a fervent interest in the wellbeing of older people and the issues facing an ageing society. She has worked across a broad range of policy areas affecting older Australians as an advocate and policy analyst, and has represented the interests of older people on a number of government, not-for-profit, academic and private sector committees.
Sue was previously National Policy Manager at COTA Australia, and has had a long career in a broad range of professional roles in government and the community sector, and as a consultant to both. She is also currently a non-Executive Director on the Board of the Australian Association of Gerontology.