Two new Directors appointed to ARIIA Board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors, Ms Veronica Jamison and A/Prof Corey Tutt OAM to our Board.

Ms Veronica Jamison is a Senior Executive with extensive aged care, public health, community, and primary care experience. As the current Chief Executive Officer of Shepparton Villages, Victoria’s largest regional standalone community-owned aged care organisation, Veronica is renowned as a highly experienced CEO, Executive, and Board Director. Having worked in aged care most of her working life, Veronica has a passion for helping people, and she is known as a strong strategic thinker, who is skilled at working collaboratively to drive change agendas.

Veronica said she is honoured to be serving on the ARIIA Board.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the voice of aged care providers to an organisation that is clearly leading the way in innovation in our industry,” she said.

A/Prof Corey Tutt OAM is a trailblazing Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) champion, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation that provides STEM resources to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with STEM professionals. Since 2018, DeadlyScience, under Corey’s leadership has grown to be Australia’s leading Indigenous STEM charity working with over 800 schools and community organisations across all states and territories.

Corey said he is excited to be part of ARIIA’s future.

“As a proud Kamilaroi man, I want to lend my experience to ARIIA so we can better care for our Elders in communities, particularly in regional and remote areas. We have a deep connection to land and water and it is central to our spirituality, so it is important to support our Elders as they age, to ensure they maintain that connection with Country,” he said.

Ms Kylie Walker, Chair of the ARIIA Board expressed her enthusiasm for the appointment of these new Board Directors, and she is keen to have their combined experience and expertise to drive innovation and transformative change in the aged care sector.

“It is a critical time for the aged care sector when the needs of older Australians and the delivery of their care are rapidly evolving,” she said.

“ARIIA is at the forefront of navigating these changes and is spearheading workforce capability improvements and knowledge delivery, which will have enduring benefits for our growing population of older Australians.”

Mr Reuben Jacob, our Chief Executive Officer, expressed his confidence in the appointment of the new Directors, saying that their skills and achievements, combined with their backgrounds in health and community, make them excellent choices to round out the combined expertise of the ARIIA Board.

“I look forward to working closely with the ARIIA Team and Board to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of older Australians.

Learn more about our Board of Directors here.