Meet our Team
At Aged Care Report Card our advisory committee plays an influential role as ACRC strives for greatness in the aged care industry. We have purposely engage likeminded and passionate people and influences that believe in our cause.
Val French, is a journalist by profession and by inclination. Co-founder and foundation President of the Queensland Council of Carers (Carers Queensland) and one of the Founders of the first National Carers Association. She established Older People Speak Out at the media’s request to represent and connect older people’s organisations and the media in 1993 and has been President ever since.
Val was Queensland Chairperson of: the Commonwealth Consumer Forum for the Aged; The Older Australians Advisory Council; and The Nursing Homes Appeals Committee. Val was a member of the Retirement Village Accreditation Committee and a surveyor for nine years, and the Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Council of Older Persons on which she served under various Ministers for five years.
Val has been and is a member of numerous government and non-government advisory committees, including for the last 10 years, the Ministerial Road Safety Advisory Committee and for the last three years, the Police Seniors Task Force and committees on housing, intergenerational projects, aged care, elder abuse, grand parenting and social isolation.
She also represents OPSO on the seniors’ Round Table, is on the Board of Volunteering Queensland, a Patron of Brisbane Seniors online and a member of the Order of Australia.
Stephen is the Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Tree Capital.
Stephen has served as a Director on listed and unlisted public companies and various private ventures. He has lead the sourcing, structure and financing on numerous projects. He also sourced and structured strategic capital from Australia and offshore transactions with a focus on Asia for a number of junior listed and unlisted technology and growth companies.
Stephen has had a long term involvement with the global leadership networks; ADC Forum; World Economic Forum; and Young Presidents Organisation in various capacities. Stephen was previously a director of the Australian Institute of Management (Victoria/Tasmania).
Paul is one of the Assistant Secretaries at the ANMF (Vic Branch), a position he has held since 2009.
Paul commenced his nursing career in Bendigo in 1986 and has nursed both in Victoria and Queensland. Paul is an Enrolled Nurse who holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.
Commencing with the branch in 1992 as an Industrial Relations Organiser, he became an Industrial Officer in 1999 and Senior Industrial Officer in 2005. In December 2009, Paul was elected as Assistant Secretary.
Hikaru has been a pioneer in interactive media, marketing and optimisation with multiple startups and acquisitions including Prize Central Networks acquired by Vivendi in 2000 and Memetrics acquired by Accenture in 2010. Hikaru also served as Accenture’s Director of Innovation, Marketing Sciences and has most recently acted in the capacity of angel investor and advisor to startups including Nitro, Rokt, Society One, Villalet, Infitecs and Software Seni.