Patricia Sparrow – CEO
Patricia is a social policy leader and innovator with a passion for health equity.
An experienced political and policy advocate, she joined Vision 2020 Australia in September 2021, having recently steered the aged care sector through the most turbulent period in its history including the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the COVID19 pandemic.
Patricia has extensive stakeholder engagement skills representing people with lived experience, service providers, workforce, health professionals, corporate organisations and Government, and is an accomplished advocate for both not-for-profit service providers and older Australians.
She has worked in aged care, community development, disability services, youth affairs, health and intergovernmental relations, holding roles as CEO of a national peak body, Federal Ministerial Advisor and State Government bureaucrat.
This unique range of experiences means that Patricia’s leadership approach is strategic and nuanced, inclusive and collaborative.
Patricia’s breadth of knowledge, depth of experience and constructive approach enable her to achieve results that benefit the organisations she has worked for and those who rely on them.