Ian Yates – National CEO, Council on the Aging (COTA)
Ian Yates is Chief Executive of Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, the national peak consumer body for older Australians. Ian has played national leadership roles in COTA since 2002 after being Chief Executive of COTA SA since 1989. He serves on a wide variety of federal government advisory bodies, currently including the Aged Care Financing Authority, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council, the Aged Care Sector Committee, the Dementia Ageing and Aged Care Mission Expert Advisory Panel, the Aged Care Clinical Advisory Committee, the ATO Superannuation Industry Stewardship Group and the ASIC Consumer Advisory Panel.
Ian is also a Sponsor Member of the National Aged Care Alliance; a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR); Chair of the Management Committee of the Australasian Journal on Ageing; a Director of Livable Housing Australia; and a Board member of the Aged Rights Advocacy Service. He has held a number senior positions in public health governance in South Australia and served on the Flinders University Council for 20 years including seven years as Deputy Chancellor and Chair of both its Audit and Resources Committees and Alumni. Ian is Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Flinders University and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University. He was awarded Membership in the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2005.