The Aged Care Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Hon. Tracey Martin as chief executive. Ms Martin served as the Minister for Seniors between 2017 and 2020, and has also held the offices of Minister for Children, Minister of Internal Affairs and Associate Minister of Education. Leaving her roles as chair of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Board Member at NZ Transport Agency – Waka Kotahi, Tracey will be starting in her new position on 6 May 2024.

“I am excited to be joining the small but highly energised team at the Association and am looking forward to building off the excellent work done to date in advocating for the strong and well-supported care sector our more senior New Zealanders deserve,” says Tracey.

“There are some critical conversations underway that have the potential to both positively and negatively impact the future of residential care for those who need this sector’s support and services. It is my goal to engage with ACA members to ensure that their needs and the needs of the residents they care for, are accurately reflected in these conversations.”

“We are pleased to welcome Ms Martin to the Aged Care Association at such a pivotal time for aged residential care in New Zealand. Her rich knowledge and understanding of the sector, coupled with her previous experience as a minister and strong networks within government agencies will be invaluable,” says ACA chair Simon O’Dowd.

“Tracey Martin’s appointment reflects the Association’s commitment to advocating for better policies to support our members provide quality care for the elderly across Aotearoa. We are grateful to have someone of her calibre to lead us in these efforts,” he said.

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