The judging team is made up of representatives from Senior Living Innovation partner organisations.

Marcus Riley (Chair), CEO, BallyCara

Marcus is Chairman of the Global Ageing Network and appointed to a Steering Committee for GAROP (the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People) to develop plans and direct activities following the United Nations session in December 2016. Marcus serves as a Director of Australian Marist Solidarity Ltd. Marcus has worked hard to champion innovative practices and approaches to advancing our industry.

Nicole Devlin, Chief Customer Officer, BallyCara

Nicole Devlin is the Chief Customer Officer at BallyCara. Nicole possesses extensive experience and qualifications in primary health and aged care management, education, leadership, innovation and research spanning a career of over twenty-five years.

Nicole has held multiple leadership, management, research and educational positions in nursing and aged care in ACT, SA and Qld.


Jason Eldering, EGM Integrated Retirement Communities, Retirement, Aveo

Jason Eldering is Aveo’s EGM Integrated Retirement Communities, Retirement. He has over 15 years experience in the delivery of retirement living and aged care developments.


David Fagan Director, Corporate Transition, QUT

David Fagan, Director, Corporate Transition at QUT, pursues innovation at QUT with his eye sharpened to community needs by a decade running Queensland’s largest news organisation. He is also a director of Carers Queensland.


Lauren Ffrost, Integration Design Lead, Bolton Clarke

A strategic and innovative human service leader with extensive experience working with children, young people and most recently in Bolton Clarke, a leading not for profit provider of age care. Lauren has extensive experience in service model design and business model innovation and applying human centered design to solve strategic and complex social problems.

Stephen Gook, National Marketing Manager, Retirement, Aveo

Stephen Gook is Aveo’s National Marketing Manager, Retirement. He has 15 years experience in marketing and communication. His strengths are in analysis, consumer insight and ultimately in ensuring execution.

James Mantis, General Manager, Property Development and Asset Management, Bolton Clarke

James Mantis is General Manager, Property Development & Asset Management at Bolton Clarke with over 20 years experience in project delivery. Specialising in the delivery of seniors living, aged care and integrated living projects that are informed by a technical understanding of operational and business requirements, James has successfully delivered multi‐million dollar projects for private developers, NFP’s and Government.

Tim McLennan, CEO, QUT Bluebox

Tim McLennan, CEO of QUT Bluebox, has over 25 years of experience in technology and research innovation and commercialisation sector. He has first-hand involvement in leading industry sectors such as resources, METS, energy, water, automation, aerospace and technology funding. He has held senior positions in research and innovation management, commercialisation, international business development and strategic partnership management.

Tim McLeod, Housing Innovation Manager, IRT Group

Tim McLeod has over 25 years of experience in senior roles in local government , the private sector and not for profit industry specialising in town planning, property management & development and aged care/retirement living.

Jacqui Parrish, Head of Strategy and Accommodation, IRT Group

Jacqui is IRT Communities’ Head of Strategy and Accommodation. Jacqui’s role encompasses housing innovation, strategic asset management, business strategy and sales. Jacqui has held senior positions in banking, property and retirement and aged care. She has extensive experience in marketing, sales and strategy development.