Aging | Global Ageing News | Global Aging | January 25, 2018

The Global Ageing Network Welcomes Four New Board Members

BY Shannon Davis

The Global Ageing Network is excited to announce the appointment of 4 new board members to its 2018 Board of Directors. Laetitia Daufenbach, Stephen Cornelissen, Judy Martin and Dr. Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry span a variety of leadership roles and global aged care backgrounds. They will bring substantial global ageing experience and expertise to the Board and will strengthen the Global Ageing Network’s ability to elevate innovation in our field and increase our impact around the world.

Laetitia Daufenbach

Laetitia Daufenbach is the Senior Vice President, head of Strategic Planning and Projects of Sodexo’s Global Seniors Segment. She says that she “looks forward to collaborating with other esteemed board members and researchers to improve care for seniors globally.”

Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations.

As a member of Sodexo’s Seniors Global Executive Committee, Daufenbach helps Sodexo serve seniors in 24 countries around the world, giving her the knowledge and experience of what the aging care field needs globally. She aims to share best practices and innovations in aged care in order to enhance the quality of life of seniors worldwide.

Stephen Cornelissen

Stephen Cornelissen has over 25 years of experience in the health and aged care industry in Australia and New Zealand. He serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer at Mercy Health, a growing organization that cares for people through all stages of life. Mercy Health has expanded its aged care operations into Western Australia and Queensland and acquired 14 more homes in Victoria. Stephen champions equity and inclusion in his role as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Ambassador and plays an active role in supporting the retention of Mercy Health’s WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation each year.

Stephen is also passionate about improving and redesigning aged care to create a better ageing experience for more Australians.

Stephen has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from Oxford University, University of New South Wales, Deakin University and Australian Catholic University, where he has also been awarded the honorary title of Adjunct Professor for his work in aged care. He has also undertaken further development at Harvard Business School.

Judy Martin

Judy Martin serves as the Director of SAGE International Program Manager and Industry Liaison Manager (Seniors Living) at ThomsonAdsett in South Brisbane, Australia. She has been successful in opening a number of international Seniors Living (aged care) markets and delivering an understanding of Business Development principles. These roles provided responsibility for high-level Public relations and marketing budgets, liaising with Government Departments, Australian Government overseas trade offices, media, peak industry associations, and community and key stakeholders. Judy has managed & established a number of Australian Government programs in the Health, Seniors Living, and Community services sector and held a position as Director of Nursing for a large Aged Care provider.

Judy has extensive national and international linkages and is a recognized and well-respected industry contributor in seniors living, both in Australia and on the global stage. She has also established a program linking rural and remote underprivileged aged care facilities in Africa, with Australian nursing homes, and has had the privilege of being an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences on Australia’s aged care perspective including international trends in seniors living/aged care development.

 Dr. Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Chief Executive Officer, Noble Care Malaysia (Malaysia)

Dr. Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry operates Noble Care Malaysia, a welfare and humanity services initiative to aid deserving members of the community. Noble Care Malaysia has established six model centers in Malaysia and they provide a holistic care approach to the old and ailing community members. Dr. Chaudhry is a geriatric physician, as is his wife who work together at Noble Care.  Dr. Chaudhry is interested in training care aids in Malaysia so that they can share their knowledge and skills to other aides throughout Asia. Dr. Chaudhry is in the process of developing a corporate office in Malaysia and will oversee the Malayisan Ageing Network, a chapter of the Global Ageing Network.

To learn more about the Global Ageing Network’s 2018 Board of Directors, visit our leadership page.