About the speaker:
Appointed as the Age Discrimination Commissioner on 29th July, 2016 the Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO came into this role with strong involvement in issues affecting older people. Leaving school at 15, and then managing a small business, she returned to school and gained a BA (Hons) at the University of Sydney and a PhD in Psychology and a Dip Ed at Monash University.
Following her election to the Senate in 1987 she served on a number of Senate committees and held various shadow portfolios. In 1988 she was appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary and in 2001 was appointed to Cabinet and served in the Health and Social Security portfolios. She retired from Cabinet in 2006 and from the Senate in 2008.
About the facilitator:
Gillian’s passion is working with inspired people to help them achieve worthwhile change. After a successful and fulfilling senior executive career mostly in health and aged care Gillian now combines busy consulting roles with Board work and governance.
Known for her capacity to galvanize people around great strategy, Gillian has mastered the art of finding innovative solutions to emerging trends and changes that help companies evolve their services and business models. Prior to establishing a busy portfolio career, Gillian was CEO and Director of UnitingCare Ageing one of Australia’s largest health and aged care providers. Gillian holds non-executive director positions with the boards of Basketball Australia Ltd and RSL Care Ltd.
She has held Senior Executive leadership roles in NSW Government Departments including Premier’s, Housing NSW, Ministry of Health & Community Services, Department of Community Services and the Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care.
Gillian is committed to life-long learning and has used this to hone the hard and soft skills of leadership. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with tertiary qualifications including an Executive MBA, post-graduate qualifications in urban studies and an honors degree in Social Work.
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