The VILLAGE SUMMIT has been conceived, and is being staged by the DCM Institute, a member of the DCM Media group.

The DCM Institute has been established to support leadership and professional development in the retirement living sector following extensive research, including retirement village residents, managers and village operators.

In April 2019, the DCM Institute launched a Village Manager networking secretariat and ongoing professional development program for Village Managers and those working in close contact with Village residents.

Our leadership

Jodie Prosser: Director - Leadership and Learning

Jodie’s credentials include being a second generation operator with 20 years ‘hands on’ management of retirement villages, Business Manager of Australia’s largest village management company (up to its sale), Village Care, membership of multiple industry committees and boards, adviser to state regulators and consultant to Australian and Asian village operators.

Judy Martin: Director - Industry Engagement 

Judy’s credentials include leadership of the development of the first residential aged care AIN training programs, Australian and international retirement village and aged care education programs, and best practice in village and aged care built form and service model design. Judy is the first non-operator to be appointed to the board of the Washington based Global Ageing Network (GAN).

Tania Kelly: Associate Director - Leadership & Learning

Tania has over 20 years' experience working in leadership and operational management across a diverse range of industries. Her roles have included operational management of a 100 village portfolio, along with leadership accountabilities in Home Care, Social Programs and Wellness Services. Her earlier career was in training and development with the last 12 years in the retirement village and home care sector.

DCM Media

Established in 2005, DCM Media operates consumer education and directory websites (,, and conducts sector leading village resident research and ratings of retirement villages.

DCM Media operates business focused newsletters for the retirement village and aged care sectors (The SOURCE, The Daily COMMISSION, The Weekly DISCUSSION, The SHIFT), and events (The LEADERS SUMMIT).

Contact Us
DCM Institute
Waterview Wharf Workshops
Unit 18 & 19, 37 Nicholson Street
Key Contacts
Judy Martin
Program and Corporate enquiries
0437 649 672
Anna Archibald
Sponsorship enquiries
0414 844 980
Heidi Jephtha
Registration and accommodation enquiries
0402 488 111