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Jason Howie

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Kincare

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Jason is a Chartered Accountant, and has been the CEO at KinCare since 2000.  Over this period, he has overseen the growth of the business from a small family owned organisation employing around 60 staff, to its current position as the largest private sector entity in its industry.  Jason and his team have managed the company’s success through substantial and consistent organic growth as well as a series of company transforming acquisitions.  A focus on successful execution, change management, team leadership and customer service has been central to this success.

 

Prior to his appointment at KinCare, he was a senior accountant in the Financial Statement Assurance section of the Assurance and Business Advisory Division of a major international accounting firm.

 

Jason is currently a member of the Adventist Health Care Limited board (owner of the Sydney Adventist Hospital) where he also serves on the Business and Finance Subcommittee, and the Audit and Risk Committee.  He also sits on a number of other governance committees, including Chairing the council of a significant Private School.


Speaking On:
Managing the volatility of attracting individual customers
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Rachel Balmanno

Group Manager, Aged Care Reform Taskforce

Department of Social Services

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Rachel is the Group Manager of the Aged Care Reform Taskforce in the Department of Social Services. The Taskforce is working with the sector to develop and implement future changes to the aged care system. These changes include the Increasing Choice for the Home Care initiative. In recent roles, Rachel has been responsible for the design and implementation of changes to the aged care system. Rachel came to the Department of Social Services after nearly 19 years at the former Department of Health and Ageing. There, Rachel led the development of the $800 million Indigenous Chronic Disease Package and the transition of the Home and Community Care (HACC) Programme to the Commonwealth.


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Future plans for Aged Care: building complete consumer choice and control
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Lynda O’Grady

Chairman

Aged Care Financing Authority

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Ms Lynda O’Grady is the Chairman of the Aged Care Financing Authority, a statutory committee established to provide independent advice to government on pricing, funding and financing issues in aged care.

 

She is currently a non-executive director of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited and independent director of National Electronic Health Transition Authority (nehta).

 

Ms O’Grady also provides advisory and consultancy services to clients across a wide range of industries and sectors.

 

Ms O’Grady previously held senior roles at Executive/Managing Director level at Telstra, including as Chief of Product. Prior to this, Ms O’Grady was Commercial Director of Australian Consolidated Press, the publishing subsidiary of Publishing & Broadcasting Limited and General Manager of Alcatel Australia.

 

She has also served on the Council of Bond University, Boards of Screen Queensland and TAB Queensland prior to its listing and on the IT&T Board of Advisors to the New South Wales Treasurer.

 

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree gained at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Speaking On:
Preparing for uncertainty in service demand and financial implications of reform
PANEL DISCUSSION Address the burning questions
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Ann Wunsch

Executive Director Operations

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

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Ann Wunsch has held a number of roles over the past 10 years at the Quality Agency and its predecessor, the Accreditation Agency, including most recently, General Manager of the Education Division, and General Manager of the Operations Division.

Prior to joining the Accreditation Agency in 2005, Ann worked in the disability services sector in NSW for over 20 years in a range of roles from management of services in non-government agencies, serving on non-governments boards of management, providing policy advice to the NSW Government and working within regulatory environments.

 

Ann also served as a part-time member of the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in the Guardianship and Protected Estates division for 10 years.

 

Ann has been an ISQua surveyor since 2010 and currently represents the Quality Agency on the ISQua Accreditation Council.

 

Ann holds an Arts degree from the University of Sydney.


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INTERACTIVE SESSION Quality; above and beyond compliance

Increasing choice for older Australians receiving care at home

Partnered with Council on the Ageing

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As a consequence of announcements in the 2015 Federal Budget, the forthcoming Aged Care Approvals Round for home care packages will be the last.

The ACAR will be abolished  after that with packages to be allocated directly to consumers  rather than providers from February 2017, paving the way for a significant shake-up of the home care sector.

 


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  • What will changes in 2017 and 2018, and beyond, mean for your organisation?

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  • How to prepare for a consumer driven aged care system

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  • Defining your value proposition to attract and retain individual customers

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  • How will consumers be enabled & empowered to make informed choices?

Day 1
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Jason Howie

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Kincare

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Lynda O’Grady

Chairman

Aged Care Financing Authority

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Carole Bain

General Manager Country Services

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Day 2
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Carol Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Alzheimer’s Australia

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Dr Mike Rungie

Chief Executive Officer

ACH Group in South Australia and Victoria

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