Aged Care Guild

The Aged Care Guild ("the Guild") is an association of large private residential aged care providers.

The Guild works collaboratively with government and other stakeholders to communicate the concerns and requirements of the sector, to ensure that it operates effectively, grows sustainably, and best caters for and meets the needs of Australia's ageing population.

Our members comprise 17% of the sector (36,300 operational beds) and employ 44,600 staff across 385 facilities Australia wide. With a further 16 homes currently under construction, and 9 refurbishments/extensions in progress, our members are ideally positioned, and actively seeking to drive, the sectors required expansion.

Into the future, our membership will provide care for an increasing number and proportion of Australians in residential aged care; an undertaking and responsibility that is underpinned by a commitment to continuous improvement in quality and care standards.

Objective of the Guild

The Aged Care Guild advocates the development of sustainable aged care that delivers consumer choice. The Guild’s members believe strongly that a ‘private’ group of the major providers focused on advocacy is essential to delivery of the Guild’s mission of sustainable quality aged care delivering consumer choice and affordability.

History

The Aged Care Guild was registered in the State of Victoria under the Corporations Act 2001 as a public company limited by guarantee. The certificate of registration was issued on 13 April, 2013.

The Constitution of the Aged Care Guild Ltd lists the following nine objects:

  1. Promote the interests of the Aged Care industry throughout Australia by any means thought desirable by the Company;
  2. Provide a forum for the Members to discuss and consider matters affecting the Aged Care industry;
  3. Actively participate in educating public opinion and supporting or opposing views which appear likely to affect the interests of Members;
  4. Promote or oppose legislation or other measures affecting the Aged Care industry;
  5. Collect and publish as necessary statistics and other information relating to the Aged Care Industry;
  6. Monitor developments in regulatory, compliance, governance, industrial and employment matters relating to the Aged Care Industry and to advise and assist Members in any action which may be required to protect Members’ interests;
  7. Sponsor research at approved institutions, whether alone or in association with other bodies, into issues of interest or significance to the Aged Care industry;
  8. Work co-operatively with any association, company or group within Australia or overseas whose objects or activities promote or support the interests of Members, or the Aged Care Industry; and
  9. Do such things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects set out in this clause.
    Achieving this through:
  • Creating the evidence base to make informed decisions
  • Advocating for long term sustainability of the industry
  • Providing thoughtful leadership for effective industry development and innovation
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainable workforce
  • Enhancing quality
  • Investment certainty
  • Industry reputation

Matthew Richter - CEO

Matt Richter is a dynamic results oriented strategist with significant corporate and social policy experience across the public and private arenas. Operating as an agent of change, Matt works successfully across professional and industrial boundaries to influence outcomes. Matt has recently been appointed as the CEO of the Aged Care Guild.


Nick Brown - Policy Manager

Nicholas Brown is the Aged Care Guild’s (the Guild) Policy Manager, responsible for managing the development of policy programs and driving the strategic objectives of the Guild. He contributes to the Guild’s advocacy and represents Members’ interests in various fora.

Nicholas has been with the Guild since June 2018 and brings with him over ten years’ experience in various aged care policy and program positions with the public sector. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the Australian National University.



Our Members

Our member representatives are:

Allity
Arcare
Bupa
McKenzie
regis
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