Commissioner for Senior Victorians reappointed

The Victorian Government has announced the reappointment of Gerard Mansour as the Commissioner for Senior Victorians for another four years.


Mr Mansour is widely respected and an advocate for the needs of older people, with over 30 years of leadership experience within the aged and community services sectors.


He was first appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Senior Victorians in 2013.


As Commissioner, Mr Mansour provides advice to the Government on the needs and interests of senior Victorians – particularly those who are vulnerable, at risk or disadvantaged.


Mr Mansour’s 2016 report “Ageing is Everyone’s Business” has informed the government’s response to the issue of isolation and loneliness among older people.


He has also provided significant policy advice on the prevention of elder abuse, and supporting multicultural and emerging communities.


As the Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention, Mr Mansour has also worked to increase awareness of abuse among seniors and encouraged older Victorians to take action to protect themselves.


In partnership with the Office of the Public Advocate, he developed Your voice – Trust your choice, a booklet providing tips for seniors making enduring powers of attorney.


18 May 2019.