The Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is delighted to announce that Mr Graeme Prior has accepted the role of AARF Chairman having joined the Board in 2019.
“I am delighted to take on the role as Chairman and look forward to be building on the strong foundations at AARF. There is much to be done in the field of Alzheimer’s research and we need to move as quickly as possible in our mission to provide real solutions to those affected by this very complex disease”, he said.
Graeme has a deep understanding of aged care and Alzheimer’s disease research within Australia and internationally. Graeme is co-founder and CEO of Hall & Prior, a national aged care provider. Graeme is currently the President of the International Federation on Ageing and Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Government sponsored CRC for Mental Health. Graeme is also a Director of the Australian Aged Care Workforce Industry Council and a Committee Member of the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Aged Care Sector Committee (Ministerial Appointment).
Mr Enzo Sirna AM has resigned as Chairman of the Foundation having served in the role for the last 7 years. We would like to extend an enormous thank you to Enzo for his leadership and tireless commitment to the Foundation and the Alzheimer’s disease research under the leadership of Professor Ralph Martins AO. Enzo continues to be a member of the AARF board which will ensure a smooth transition to the Foundation’s incoming Chair.