Provider member organisation the Aged Care Industry Association has appointed aged care executive Mark Brandon as chair and former bureaucrat Peter Hoppo as chief executive officer.

Mark Brandon

Mr Brandon is Estia Health’s executive advisor, policy and advocacy. His previous roles include CEO of former aged care regulator Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency from 2002 to 2013 and senior executive positions with Medibank Private and Medicare.

He takes over from ACIA chair Viv Padman, who stepped down after completing his three-year term.

Mr Hoppo was appointed CEO in September following the departure of Luke Westenberg who resigned to take up a role in the community housing sector.

Peter Hoppo

Mr Hoppo was previously South Australia state manager for disability provider peak body National Disability Services and held serval roles with the SA Government including adviser to the SA minister for disabilities.

Mr Hoppo said he hoped to make a difference in his role as CEO.

“Even in my short time with ACIA I have met so many passionate people who just want to get it right for consumers and I really see my role as helping them to achieve that goal,” he said.

ACIA also announced that director of aged care home All Care Aged Care facility The Vales, Neil Pahuja, was reappointed as deputy chair of the association.

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