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Kate Gibson – Manager of Primary Prevention and Education at Eastern Community Legal Centre.
Kate is an experienced primary prevention practitioner, having worked across different settings, including local government, women’s health and the community legal sector, in Melbourne’s east. Her work has focused on shifting harmful stereotypes and cultural norms that set a social context in which all forms of family violence occur.
In 2021 Kate led the development of ECLC’s framework, Preventing abuse of older people: a primary prevention framework. She has since worked with the Victorian State Government on the development of a statewide primary prevention framework.
Kate is passionate about working in partnership across the prevention continuum so that abuse situations do not arise for older people in our communities.
Roy Starkey – Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing NSW, Member.
Roy has spent most of his professional life in community support and health care. With qualifications in nursing, psychology and education, he has worked in mental health, palliative care, care coordination, diversity advocacy and the funeral industry. During the HIV epidemic Roy was a nurse, volunteer and care coordinator with several organisations, including the Queensland AIDS Council, supporting affected communities.
Roy later trained aged care service providers in LGBTI+ care and worked with dementia care providers, advocating for diverse clients. He has also campaigned to raise awareness of elder abuse and the need for timely future planning.
Now retired, Roy remains actively involved with ageing, domestic and family violence, and homelessness support, including membership of policy advisory groups for two service providers.
Tiffiny Lewin – Head of Customer Excellence, Westpac
Tiffiny is a senior business executive whose 30-year career in Australia and abroad spans diverse sectors including financial services, consumer goods, manufacturing and professional services.
In 2015 she joined Westpac through the inaugural Equilibrium program targeting mid-career women from outside finance. Tiffiny currently leads the Customer Excellence and Estate Management operations, overseeing customer and community advocacy and driving the development and embedment of Westpac’s standards for helping customers through complaints, remediation and vulnerable circumstances.
Tiffiny is also a non-executive director for Trajan Group Holdings, a life sciences firm focused on enriching wellbeing through scientific measurement. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and is an advocate of lifelong learning.
Philippa McDonald – Philippa McDonald is a high profile, award winning journalist and communicator who has covered Australian and international news and current affairs. Her career has been built on breaking news and analysis on the biggest stories of our time. Philippa was part of the team who won a Walkley for the ABC’s Bushfire Coverage. She is a contributor to the book “Black Summer” and was also one of those responsible for the YouTube documentary “The Anatomy of a Mega Blaze.”. Philippa left the ABC in October. Since then she’s been co-producing films to tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Papua New Guinea, she’s been busy MCing, facilitating, hosting webinars, delivering keynotes addresses, media training and strategic communications.