3 December 2021
I am announcing with sadness and gratitude that after six years as Chief Executive Officer, Ilsa Hampton is leaving to start the next chapter of her career.
Everybody at Meaningful Ageing Australia – members of the Board, staff, our members and the sector as a whole – will be saddened to see Ilsa leave.
Ilsa has been involved with the organisation since its inauguration, serving on the Board from 2013 to 2016.
During her time as CEO, Ilsa led us through a period of significant industry reform. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was conducted and reported its findings, new Aged Care Quality Standards were introduced and a pandemic hit, which left older people grappling with its impacts.
Ilsa’s leadership ensured that Meaningful Ageing Australia has had a seat at the table in contributing to how the future of aged care will be shaped. We are grateful for her passionate advocacy for quality of life for older people.
Her work has also seen us grow from a collective of 22 Sponsor Organisations to the 110 plus membership-based not-for-profit organisation we are today, providing our members with leadership and evidence-based resources they need to find ways to carry peace to older Australians.
Ilsa has advised that she will step down as CEO in early February.
In the meantime we will be conducting a search to find a new CEO for Meaningful Ageing Australia to continue our work in resourcing and engaging with community and residential aged care services to ensure meaning, purpose and connectedness are part of every ageing journey.
We warmly thank Ilsa for her years of service, we recognise the passion, dedication and commitment she has given us and wish her the best in her future endeavours.
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