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

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).

Anna-Maria Wade

Acting Executive Director – Membership & Services

Anna-Maria has a diverse background with experience across multinational pharmaceutical manufacturing, recruitment and vocational education. Since 2010, Anna-Maria has worked in the NFP aged care sector: initially in an HR capacity for an ACSA member in rural NSW and more recently in Employee Relations with ACSA. Anna-Maria works closely with our members who are operating in challenging circumstances to better manage their greatest asset, their people, through advocacy, advice, education and support in the context of industrial relations, HR and WHS. Anna-Maria is also actively involved in industrial matters of national interest including Aged Care Work Value case currently underway in the Fair Work Commission. Anna-Maria is a Vice President of Australian Business Industrial (ABI),  the industrial relations affiliate of Business NSW. ABI is federally registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

Julie Anderson

Acting Executive Director – Membership & Services

Julie is an Allied Health practitioner with extensive experience in Aged Care and Rehabilitation, quality, project and change management. Providing insight into the challenges and achievements at the frontline, Julie is able share experiences with the wider ACSA membership for an effective response to aged care reforms. Julie’s approach is one that builds internal capability to ensure change is sustained in the long term.

State Managers



Anna Maria Wade



Chris Hampton




Danielle Winzenried



Geraldine Ellis-Maguire


Margaret Haffenden



South Australia/Northern Territory is managed by Executive Director - Derek Dittrich.


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