Keynote speakers and presenters

This year, delegates were treated to concurrent sessions from experts from across the Anglicare network, some outstanding keynote addresses, panel discussions and other presentations throughout the Anglicare Australia National Conference.

Stay tuned for more details of our keynote speakers as they’re announced.

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer and Walkley Award recipient. Her most recent book Accidental Feminists is the story of women over fifty-five. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also an examination of the challenges facing ‘boomer women’, and a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world. Jane is a weekly regular on Channel 7’s Sunrise and Channel 9’s Mornings. She also appears regularly on ABC’s Q&A, The Project, The Drum and Playbox.

Dr Tracy Westerman is a Njamal woman and West Australian of the Year. As a psychologist, Tracy has spent over two decades working to reduce the burden of mental illness in Aboriginal people. Her work has attracted international acclaim and was cited by the Canadian government as “making a substantial contribution to Aboriginal youth mental health”. In 1998, she founded Indigenous Psychological Services to address the high rates of mental illness amongst Aboriginal people. An internationally-recognised leader, Tracy has trained 22,000-plus clinicians in culturally-appropriate psychological approaches and delivered her suicide intervention programs into remote Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.

Janet Anderson is the Aged Care Quality Commissioner. Before being appointed in 2018, she worked as deputy chief executive and acting chief executive of the Northern Territory Department of Health. Prior to that, she was first assistant secretary, health services, in the Department of Health from 2012 to 2015, and director of inter-government and funding strategies in the New South Wales Department of Health from 2006 to 2011. In her role as Commissioner, Janet oversees the approval, accreditation, assessment, complaints resolution, monitoring and compliance of Commonwealth-funded aged care providers.

Katie Stubley is the Co-Director Social Impact Festival and a design strategist at the Centre of Social Impact. Katie has been an educator, social process designer and community builder for over ten years. For the last six years she has been immersed in the field of social innovation both internationally and locally. She has worked for not-for-profits, social enterprises and for local government. Katie is passionate about developing a strong eco-system to foster social impact.