Our people

Patricia Sparrow


Pat Sparrow is a social policy leader and innovator with expertise in stakeholder engagement and management. She has specific and detailed expertise in ageing policy and aged care, having worked as, and with, a diverse range of stakeholders including consumers, service providers, workforce, health professionals, corporate organisations and Government. This unique ‘360 degree’ perspective ensures that Pat’s leadership approach is strategic and nuanced, inclusive and collaborative. No one is better placed to represent ACSA and its members as once-in-a-generation reforms of aged care take place.

Darren Mathewson

Executive Director NSW, ACT, TAS & VIC

Services, Support & Engagement

Darren was previously Chief Executive Officer of Aged & Community Services Tasmania (ACST) for 9 years having previously been an industrial advocate, union leader and educator/campaigner.  Darren represents ACSA at the National Aged Care Alliance and has been active on a number of national committees/groups with ACSA. He is a current Board member of the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS) and was until recently a member of the Federal Government’s Australian Skills and Industry Committee (VET system), representing Tasmanian Industry on behalf of the Tasmanian Government.

Trevor Lovelle

Executive Director QLD, WA, SA and NT

National Membership & Partnerships

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).


Annette Glenister

Executive Director - Government and Public Affairs

Annette’s background and experience spans 25 years in senior communications, marketing and corporate affairs roles where she has led and developed a range of communication teams.

She has worked in many sectors, ranging from financial services, consulting, large corporates, not-for-profits, disability, aged care and state government. Her broad ranging skills include stakeholder engagement, media and government relations, corporate and strategic communications, advocacy, social media content, change management, marketing communications and leadership.

Annette has formal qualifications in communication and marketing, with a Bachelor of Arts (Communication Management) and a Masters of Management (Marketing).


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