New national spokesperson for non-profit aged care providers steps up

Release date: 08 Sep 2021

The peak body for non-profit aged care providers Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has a new national spokesperson: Mr Paul Sadler.

As flagged in August, long-time CEO Patricia Sparrow will depart ACSA at the end of the week to take up a new position as CEO of Vision 2020. Mr Sadler will become ACSA’s new CEO and national spokesperson.

Mr Paul Sadler is the former President of ACSA and former CEO of Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT. He is one of the nation’s most experienced leaders in aged care, having worked in the sector for over 35 years.

Mr Sadler’s experience and knowledge in leading ACSA is critical as we continue to work through structural reforms and navigate the pandemic.

Mr Sadler has paid tribute to outgoing CEO Patricia Sparrow:

“Patricia Sparrow has done a phenomenal job leading ACSA and the whole aged care sector through the Aged Care Royal Commission and the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a privilege to be taking over from her.

“I look forward to leading the ACSA team and being a strong, proactive voice for ACSA members as we work with government and the sector to improve aged care services for older people,” Mr Sadler said.


Media contact: Zerene Catacutan 0422 815 248


As the peak body representing church, charitable and community-based organisations providing accommodation and care services to older people, people with a disability and their carers, ACSA can be contacted for comment on issues affecting the industry.

Areas ACSA may provide media commentary on include:  

  • Aged care reforms
  • Residential aged care
  • Home care
  • Independent and retirement living
  • Housing for older Australians
  • Palliative care
  • The aged care workforce in Australia


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