Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Pollaers OAM will be a keynote speaker at this year’s CALDWays Conference, Diversity & Inclusion: Less Talk More Action in Canberra 28-29 May. Pollaers, Founder & Executive Chairman, Leef Independent Living Solutions, will deliver the presentation ‘A Matter of Care – The Importance of Holistic Care Planning’.

In 2017 Pollaers was appointed as Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce for the Federal Government. He has a proven track record in leading major Australian and international companies including Pacific Brands and Foster’s Group, and is working across government to bring about major reforms to vocational education and training and aged care. This is a realisation of his vision of building a strong future for Australia by creating opportunities for people and businesses to flourish and succeed. He is a passionate advocate for education and training, the care of senior Australians and including more people with disability in work and training. As former Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, he led the reform of the Vocational Education System. John is Chair of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, a member of the Federal Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee and Chancellor of Swinburne University.  He is also Executive Chairman of Leef Independent Living Solutions, an innovative functional health and assistive technology business with 14 Independent Living Centres nationally.

Register now - Early Bird Discount ends 31 March: CALDWays 2020