Our people

Paul Sadler


Paul Sadler is an influential aged care leader with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. Past CEO of Presbyterian Aged Care (NSW & ACT) for 14 years and former ACSA President, Paul has held a number of board and representative appointments including Committee member and past President, NSW Division, for the Australian Association of Gerontology and CEO of Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT. Paul has academic qualifications in social work, government and public administration and he is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

His expertise and his drive to improve Australia’s aged care system will guide ACSA through the implementation of reforms ahead.

Derek Dittrich

Acting Executive Director Government & Public Affairs

Derek has worked in aged care since the mid-90s and has spent the last two years as ACSA’s Senior Manager for Strategic Policy, recently taking on the role of Acting Executive Director – Government and Public Affairs.  Derek represents ACSA on a range of Government and Department of Health expert and reference groups and is a well-versed in the Government’s reform agenda. He has been central to ACSA’s response on key issues, such as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the Budget, and is passionate about ensuring a sustainable aged care sector and better quality of life for older Australians.

Trevor Lovelle

Executive Director Operations & Corporate Services

Trevor’s experience in policy development, strategic planning, commercial acumen and stakeholder relations have been developed in a career that has spanned over 25 years. He entered the complex world of aged care at the end of 2013, at a time of significant change, and is enjoying the challenge of providing industry solutions for the unique issues faced by our members in delivering aged care to older Australians.

Trevor holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Business (BBus) and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Carmen Izurieta

Executive Director Membership & Services

Carmen has over 15 years’ experience in governance and membership organisation operations gained through senior roles at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Dental Association and the Global Governance Initiative which she co-founded in 2017; a start-up that bridges the gap between governance theory and execution.

Carmen’s focus is to ensure ACSA members receive quality support and information in their leadership and stewardship of the Aged Care community.

State Managers



Anna Maria Wade



Carmen Ransley



Chris Hampton




Danielle Winzenried



**Queensland and South Australia/Northern Territory are managed by Executive Directors: Carmen Izurieta and Derek Dittrich


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