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Dr George Margelis – Independent Chair

Dr George Margelis is a medical practitioner who has been deeply involved in technology for the last 30 years. Originally trained as an optometrist, he started tinkering with computers in 1981 when he bought his first PC, a Sinclair ZX80 before going back to medical school to complete his training at the University of Sydney.

He was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a private hospital group as well as managing an innovative software development team that produced a personal health record for Australians 10 years before the PCEHR. He joined Intel in 2005, and then Intel-GE Innovations as they tried to radically transform healthcare and has some amusing stories he can share about that time.

In 2013 he was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney with the TeleHealth Research & Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) and is also currently a member of Ignition Labs a start-up incubator in the health space as well as a number of advisory roles. In 2014 he was appointed to the IT in Aged Care Hall of Fame for his work in the use of technology in aged care. He is a board member of Multicultural Care, an aged care provider in Sydney and also acts as their medical adviser.

Pat Sparrow – Board Member
Pat Sparrow is a social policy leader and innovator with expertise in stakeholder engagement and management. She has specific and detailed expertise in ageing policy and aged care, having worked as, and with, a diverse range of stakeholders including consumers, service providers, workforce, health professionals, corporate organisations and Government. This unique ‘360 degree’ perspective ensures that Pat’s leadership approach is strategic and nuanced, inclusive and collaborative.

Jennene Buckley- Board Member
Jennene  Buckley became the CEO of Feros Care in 1990. Her last 18 years at Feros has seen this organization expand from a single locality, residential provider of 95 clients to one of the fastest growing aged and community care services in Australia, supporting now over 65,000 people are year.

Jennene was inducted into the Aged Care IT Council’s Hall of Fame in 2016 and the company has won a many national and international awards for their innovation and digital transformation.

George Andreola – Board Member
George has over 35 years’ experience as a chartered accountant holding senior leadership roles in professional service firms and private & public enterprises both in Australia & internationally. Specialising in audit & corporate advisory matters over this time, George has a record of managing enterprises and large teams in long term and project management environments, including integration of businesses and acting as CEO/CFO/COO. He has provided services in respect of Corporate Governance and Board Assessments to both listed and private entities. George has experience in the Professional, Health, Manufacturing, Retailing, IT, Hospitality, Primary Production, Government, Not for Profit, Aged Care services sectors in Australian and internationally, is currently the Company Secretary & General Manager – Corporate Services for Leading Age Services Australia and holds a number of directorships including in the aged care and charity sectors.

Brendan Moore – Board Member

Brendan is the LASA State Manager for NSW & ACT and the General Manager for Business Support Services. Brendan has worked in a variety of roles in the human service sector in: both Government and non-Government sectors; aged care, health and disability industries; research, policy and program delivery; project management; business development; advocacy and campaigns; consulting; and has 12 years of senior management experience in a range of different organisations.

Anne Livingstone – Chair of National Home Care Committee
Anne has been involved in the community care service sector for over three decades – specifically in the areas of service delivery, research and development. She is committed to delivering innovative, quality and responsive community services through person-centred care.

Gavin TomlinsGavin Tomlins – Chair of CIO Form Committee
Gavin has been involved in IT for over 20 years and has held senior Management positions in the Health Care and High Tech Industries. Since joining the Aged Care Industry in 2006 Gavin has been the CIO of Sundale and heavily involved in various industry user groups across the country. Gavin has been involved with the Aged Care Industry IT Council since its inception. Gavin has been recognised nationally and internationally both with awards and case studies. Gavin previously was director of the Brain Wave Centre. Gavin currently chairs the CIO steering committee.

Rod-YoungRod Young – Chair of ITAC Committee
Rod has spent many years working in the health and associated fields. He has managed acute care hospitals the last being as manager of the Prince of Wales campus in Sydney. He has previously been involved in Association Management. Rod holds two degrees both from the University of New South Wales in Law and Health Services Management.

During his twelve years as national CEO Aged Care Association Australia, Rod was instrumental in forming the ACIITC and conducting the annual technology conference ITAC.