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AGM & Annual Report 2023

On Tuesday 21 November, Meaningful Ageing Australia held its 2023 AGM and members voted in two new directors to the Board.

Chair Nick Ryan welcomed new Board directors Jenny Hall and Cathryn McMillan, noting the passion, experience and perspectives they will be bringing to the Board and, by extension, the organisation and its reputation in the sector.

Jenny Hall is the CEO of Uniting SA and as a graduate of the AICD, with a commitment to social justice, public policy and making a positive impact, she has served on a variety of Boards and Government Taskforces. Jenny brings a sound commercial focus, balanced with a strong values-based and principles-led leadership philosophy.

‘I feel aligned to the vision and purpose of the organisation and have the enthusiasm to support the continuing evolution and impact of emotional and spiritual care for people as they age.’

– Jenny Hall

Cathryn McMillan is the Chaplaincy Practice Lead with Churches of Christ in Queensland, supporting and resourcing the Chaplaincy Team as leaders and effective members of interdisciplinary teams in residential aged care and social housing. Cathryn brings a wealth and diversity of skills, knowledge and dedication in the field of spiritual care in aged care.

‘I am confident that I have the capacity to engage with and add value to discussions, resource development and sustainable future directions of Meaningful Ageing Australia.’

– Cathryn McMillan

After the formal proceedings of the AGM, Geoff Brailey of McCrindle Research joined the meeting as guest speaker and to launch Living Longer Thriving Together, a new infographic on the importance of human connection for Australia’s ageing population. The infographic was co-created by McCrindle and Meaningful Ageing.

Meaningful Ageing Australia is a registered charity. Director positions on the Meaningful Ageing Board are voluntary and do not receive remuneration.

For further information about Meaningful Ageing, please contact Jacquie Molloy at jmolloy@meaningfulage.org.au 0407314897