Young leaders taking action to shape the future of age services

The next generation of leaders in aged care are mobilising to start shaping the future of age services in Australia.


Leading Age Services Australia’s Next Gen program is rolling out a series of state forums around Australia in August in an effort to encourage and support more young leaders to step up.

Next Gen Principal Advisor Samantha Bowen addressing young leaders in age services.

Next Gen Principal Advisor Samantha Bowen said the one day events will enhance the image of aged care as a dynamic, inspiring, and life-changing industry and will help young leaders grow their capacity and knowledge to lead confidently into our ageing future.


“Young leaders in age services are proud of their teams and love the work they do. They have aspirations to make our sector better.


“We are looking for opportunities to have our voices heard and for us to help make a difference at a local, national, and international level. Through Next Gen, we’re helping them achieve this.”


A Next Gen Ambassador Council has been established to provide young professionals a forum to provide advice on issues affecting younger workers and future leaders and promote aged care to all young Australians.


“The age services sector is full of dynamic, inspiring and passionate next generation leaders who are leading in our organisations – from bedside to boardroom,” Ms Bowen said.


“Now is the time to ensure we are all listening to, inspiring and engaging our next generation leaders.”


Learn more about LASA Next Gen, including the upcoming state forums and becoming a Next Gen Ambassador at


5 July 2019.