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 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.

Nicky Sloan

Executive Director Membership & Services

Nicky is committed to working to build a fair and inclusive community where are all people are valued and enabled to live rewarding lives. She has extensive experience across the community services industry and her diverse work history also includes local government, marketing, the tertiary sector, the finance sector, and owning and running small businesses. She has extensive governance experience and is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Warrigal, a substantial not-for-profit specialising in the provision of services for older people, Chair of the Board of Wollongong Conservatorium of Music and a Director of Regional Development Australia Illawarra.

In addition to her busy work role and Board commitments, Nicky is currently in her final year of part time study for a degree in Dementia Care. She also holds a academic qualifications in Community and Environment, Marketing, and Project Management. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wollongong.

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).

State Managers



Anna Maria Wade



Anne Liddell




Chris Hampton




Danielle Winzenried



Geraldine Ellis-Maguire


Margaret Haffenden




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