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Tom Symondson

Tom Symondson

Chief Executive Officer
ACCPA

Tom Symondson is a respected voice for aged care as the inaugural CEO of the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), which represents over 1,100 aged care organisations providing care and housing for older Australians. 

A leader in the $23.6 billion aged care sector representing residential aged care, home and community care, and retirement living, Tom joined ACCPA in 2022 to help shape and advocate for a high performing, trusted and sustainable aged care sector.   

Tom’s experience on matters relating to advocacy, government and aged care policy and strategy contribute to supporting an aged care system that improves the lives of over 1.5 million older Australians in care. 

In January 2024, Tom was appointed to represent ACCPA and its members on the National Aged Care Advisory Council. The Council was established in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and council members provide expert advice to government on key matters relating to the aged care sector.

With diverse expertise in the local government, public health and aged care sectors, Tom has been at the fore of policy reform, through driving thoughtful and effective advocacy, for two decades in both Australia and the UK.  

Before joining ACCPA, Tom led the Victorian Healthcare Association as CEO, and prior to that he held senior policy positions in one of the United Kingdom’s largest local councils before moving to Australia in 2011. Tom has also served on a range of government boards and taskforces, including the Australian Government’s Aged Care Taskforce and as a Board Director of one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia, Aware Super.

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Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen

General Manager
Services & Sector Capacity

Belinda is an accomplished executive leader with expertise in strategy development, large transformation projects and teams, marketing and business development, and significant community sector reform. With over 20 years’ experience in government, corporate and for-profit settings, she is passionate about the delivery of quality services to the most vulnerable people in our community.  

Belinda leads ACCPA’s Services and Sector Capacity division consisting of funded programs, member services, consultancy, learning and events, workplace relations and innovation. Belinda was previously Director of Member Services and Marketing at the National Disability Services peak.

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Geraldine Ellis-Maguire

Geraldine Ellis-Maguire

General Manager
Member Relations

Geraldine has extensive executive leadership experience in professional services and recruitment, addressing workforce shortages, workforce planning and building talented teams. Geraldine previously led a Tasmanian peak body which successfully advocated for Tasmania to be the first state to raise the out-of-home care age from 18 to 21 years.  She was previously a State Manager with ACCPA.

Geraldine leads ACCPA’s Member Relations division including State Managers, Member Administration, Member Advisory, Support and Communications. She also oversees ACCPA’s National and State Forums and National Member Council.

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Abderazzaq Noor

General Manager
Communications & Marketing

Abderazzaq Noor has extensive experience in managing integrated communication, marketing, and stakeholder engagement portfolios across various sectors. With a career spanning three decades, he has worked with diverse organisations—governmental, non-profit, and corporate—across Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia.

His passion for health, aged care and education shines through his extensive work in sectors such as health, retirement living, and aged care, alongside his engagements in education, financial services, advertising, and manufacturing.

Abderazzaq holds a Masters in Media and Communication and has a background as a trained journalist and teacher. His previous roles include serving as the Head of Marketing and Communication at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, General Manager Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations at the Australian Scholarships Group, General Manager Communications at Save the Children, and in other organisations such as Australian Unity, Monash University, and General Motors, among others.

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Roald Versteeg

Roald Versteeg

General Manager
Policy & Advocacy

Roald is an executive with almost 20 years’ experience in health related government and non-government organisations, including roles in advocacy, policy, regulation, general practice education, practice standards, and health funding. 

Roald is a fierce advocate for a quality and sustainable health and aged care systems. He leads ACCPA’s Policy and Advocacy division and is responsible for the organisation’s policy, advocacy, government relations and media functions. 

Roald is currently studying a Master of Health Economics. 

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National and State Management

Liz Behjat

Liz Behjat

State Manager
WA and NT

Danielle Campbell-Manley

Danielle Campbell-Manley

State Manager
VIC and TAS

State Man DD

Derek Dittrich

Director of Strategy and Representation

Anne King

State Manager
NSW and ACT

Ian Poalses

Ian Poalses

State Manager
QLD

State Man MP

Mark Prosser

Director of Retirement Living and Seniors Housing