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The VILLAGE SUMMIT 2021 has been conceived, and is being staged by DCM Events and the DCM Institute, members of The DCM Group. The DCM Institute has been established to support leadership and professional development in the retirement living sector.

Our leadership

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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.

Sally Middleton: Client Engagement Leader

Sally brings a wealth of village experience in customer engagement, customer support and hands-on experience and knowledge of the retirement living sector.

Sally joins the DCMI team as our Client Engagement Leader and will be responsible for further building our relationships with the DCM Institute's participants, and supporting them to meet their professional development goals.

DCM Group

Independent and privately owned by people who have worked in the sector, DCM Group provides news and issue reporting, research, events and training to promote effective, innovative retirement living and aged care businesses, and better outcomes for residents, staff and stakeholders.