Jenenne is an experienced CEO and Board Director with extensive experience in the health and aged care industry.
Jenenne previously served as the CEO and Executive Director of Feros Care for more than 20 years, where she successfully led the organisation’s growth from a 95-client aged care provider to a 60,000+ client people care company.
Jenenne is a member of the National Aged Care Advisory Council, Director of the Aged Care Industry IT Council and Digital Health Advisory with the Australian Digital Health Agency. Her new company, Enkindle Consulting, is dedicated to supporting organisations with strategic planning and advisory, transformation and innovation, stakeholder engagement and change management, operational reviews, and market entry advisory and planning.
Professor Laurie Buys
Laurie Buys, PhD is a Professor of Healthy Ageing at the Australian Catholic University in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
She has a long history as a Social Gerontologist and was the Foundation Director of Senior Living Innovation at QUT – an industry research collaboration whose aim is to optimise the lifestyles of future seniors by identifying innovative approaches to designing for future housing, products and services. Her research directly explores the understanding of, and accountability for, the real effects felt by people resulting from changes in their physical, social and cultural life.
Professor Buys was the National President of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), is an AAG Fellow and an AAG Distinguished Member.
Reuben is the CEO of the Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) agency and works closely with the staff, Board, partners and stakeholders to deliver on ARIIA’s mission to grow the capability of the aged care sector in order to improve care through innovation.
He brings expertise and experience in strategy, executive management, business development, stakeholder engagement, commercialisation, operations and research working in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Kaye has over 20 years’ experience publishing for baby boomers through her own business YourLifeChoices – a publishing house she grew from 8,000 to more than 225,000 subscribers.
She consults across a number of different areas, including helping brands engage with baby boomers, and provides commentary to various media on what matters most to this unique demographic and on the topic of retirement planning.
Kaye is a published author with two best-selling books, Get a New Life and What Next – both non-fiction guides to negotiating life stage change, published by Allen & Unwin.
Professor Denise Jepsen
Denise is an organisational psychologist and academic at Macquarie University and Chair of the Macquarie Ageing and Aged Care Researchers Network.
Denise’s research focuses on career orientations, individuals’ career perceptions, and strategic organisational behaviour and human resources issues. She has a particular interest in attraction, retention, and careers of home and residential aged care employees.
Prior to academia, Professor Jepsen operated a consulting business partnering with several multinational firms. An international award-winning author and presenter, Professor Jepsen brings many years in the aged care sector and sound knowledge of culture and people drivers for change and success coupled with a large forward thinking peer network from across the globe.
Kerryn is a qualified lawyer and has an extensive history across the healthcare sector including acute, sub-acute, aged care, allied health, primary care and community care.
Kerryn has held numerous senior positions across the sector. She is currently the Chief People Officer at I-Med Radiology Network and a board member of Palliative Care Queensland. Previous roles have included Chief People Officer at TLC Healthcare, Director of Ageing & Reablement at PwC and Group HR Manager at Mercy Health.
Kerryn is passionate about the Aged Care sector and has spent much of her career delivering organisational transformation with a particular focus on workforce strategy and optimising the impact of the employee experience on patient care.
Kerryn has served as a Panel Member for Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA), is a Certified HR Practitioner (CPHR) and a member of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. She holds an Master of Business Administration (with Distinction), Graduate Diploma in Labor relations and a Bachelor of Law/Arts.