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    Executive team

    The executive team are responsible for the overall management of the Quality Agency's assessment of aged care services provided to the community and our day-to-day operations. Their leadership helps to ensure that the day-to-day work of the Quality Agency meets its strategic objectives.
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    Nick Ryan, Chief Executive Officer

    Nick Ryan was appointed in April 2014 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

    Mr Ryan has extensive experience in public administration specialising in central agency functions, human services and stakeholder engagement. He was a senior executive in the Queensland Government from 1998 to 2010.

    From 2010 to 2013 he was CEO of Leading Age Services Australia – Queensland. Mr Ryan has also worked as a secondary and tertiary educator.

    Nick Ryan has significant corporate governance experience in government, education, NFP and church sectors. He is currently a Board Member of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Mr Ryan holds a Bachelor of Theology (MCD), a Graduate Diploma in Education (UC)  and Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and Strategy (AICD).

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    Seema Srivastava, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Corporate Services

    Seema Srivastava is a lawyer by training who has worked in the government, private and not for profit sectors in legal, policy, operational and management roles including for community based indigenous and women’s legal service organisations.

    Over the last 10 years Seema has specialised in regulatory and compliance work undertaking management, investigative and legal work in this area for a range of diverse NSW and Australian Government agencies including, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Community Services and the Office of the Inspector of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW).

    Seema's previous role was as Assistant Commissioner, Funding and Disclosure in the Australian Electoral Commission.

    Ann Wunsch, Executive Director Operations

    Ann Wunsch has held a number of roles over the past 10 years at the Quality Agency and its predecessor, the Accreditation Agency, including most recently, General Manager of the Education Division, and General Manager of the Operations Division.

    Prior to joining the Accreditation Agency in 2005, Ann worked in the disability services sector in NSW for over 20 years in a range of roles from management of services in non-government agencies, serving on non-governments boards of management, providing policy advice to the NSW Government and working within regulatory environments.
    Ann also served as a part-time member of the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in the Guardianship and Protected Estates division for 10 years.

    Ann has been an ISQua surveyor since 2010 and currently represents the Quality Agency on the ISQua Accreditation Council.
    Ann holds an Arts degree from the University of Sydney. 

    Christina Bolger, Executive Director Programs and Education

    Christina Bolger brings a wealth of experience having held leadership roles in the APS across policy, regulation and service delivery.  

    Christina previously worked at Comcare, the Commonwealth statutory authority for Work Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. She has led design and delivery of regulatory programs with a national reach to public and private sector workplaces. Christina has a strong history of collaboration with duty holders to understand problems and better equip industry to address them through access to the right education, information and promotion of innovation in practice.

    Christina has a health background, as qualified physiotherapist and has an Executive Masters of Public Administration (ANZSOG).