Aged Care Royal Commission | Enhanced Governance Towards Addressing “ A Shocking Tale of Neglect”

Wed 11 Dec 2019
5.30pm to 7.15pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
6 Verdun Street
Perth WA


Single Members: A$50.00 Non-members: A$60.00

Steven Cole FAICD

Steven Cole FAICD

Principal, Cole Corporate

Steven Cole has over 40 years of professional, corporate and business experience through senior legal consultancy, as well as a range of executive management and non executive appointments.

His extensive boardroom and board sub-committee experience includes ASX listed, statutory, proprietary and NFP organisations covering the industrial, financial, educational, professional services, agribusiness, health, local government and resources sectors.

Steven’s professional qualifications include:

  • Llb (hons)– University of Western Australia
  • AICD Company Directors Diploma and Fellow
  • Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania – Corporate Governance Program 2010

Steven has strong work and community ethic. His continuing appointments include:

  • Deputy Chairman of Reed Resources Limited (ASX listed);
  • Non-Executive Director of Matrix Composites and Engineering Limited;
  • Chairman of 2 investment trust companies with around $20m under management;
  • Chairman of Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Trust (a WA statutory authority);
  • Chairman of Brightwater Care Group Inc, a major charitable NGO.

Carina Tan-Van Baren

Associate Director, Cannings Purple
The critical findings of the Aged Care Royal Commission in its Interim Report published on 31 October 2019 are damning. They impugn the Government’s regulatory system of the provision of aged care, the internal governance of many aged care service providers, and us as a developed society. In addition, initial hearings from the Disability Care Royal Commission indicate that comparably damning findings are likely to follow.

It will be another 12 months before the Aged Care Royal Commission delivers its final report and recommendations. The Disability Care Royal Commission’s findings and recommendations will lag further.

As a caring society we cannot afford to sit idly by and await such final recommendations, especially when concerned organisations are prepared to collaborate, and quality care providers are prepared to sharpen their practices and share their knowledge and skills to deliver better outcomes.

Effective and safe personalised care delivered consistently within a framework of client dignity and freedom of choice and expression is central to the mission of service providers in the aged and disability care sectors. Such care outcomes are essential for a developed society such as ours.

This briefing will present a revitalised governance framework for Clinical, Support and Care to assist boards and management teams of aged and disability care service providers to drive the improvements necessary to ensure that the systems for the care of the more vulnerable in our society are fit for purpose, and are respectful and responsive to client needs. Responsibility must be accepted by us all to support such outcomes.

Keynote address from Steven Cole, followed by Q&A with Carina from Cannings Purple