Key Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Renu Borst BA (Management and Public Administration)

Renu Borst is the CEO of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and AAG in its capacity as Corporate Trustee of the AAG Research Trust. She is also the Executive Officer for both the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - Asia/Oceania Region and the International Longevity Centre Australia. Renu joined AAG in August 2022.

Renu has held management and executive leadership roles for the past 20 years in the health sector, including as CEO for nine years at the NZ Society of Anaesthetists and as interim General Manager at LiverWELL incorporating Hepatitis Victoria.

Executive Officer - AAG Research TrustOfficer

Catherine Stace
Part-time (2 days per week)

Catherine is the inaugural Executive Officer for the AAG Research Trust.

Catherine is an experienced health and medical research not-for-profit leader dedicated to improving health outcomes for Australians. Catherine believes that the interconnectedness of population health; burden of disease and quality of life in Australia will exponentially improve when innovative research and data are responsive to the unmet needs of our ageing population through policy and application.

The primary purpose of this new part time role is to build on the momentum of the AAG Research Trust, through leading the execution of the fundraising strategy and oversee established operations for the AAG Research Trust.

Head of Membership & Marketing Officer

Michael Tan BBus (Marketing & HR)

Michael has two decades in corporate and not-for-profits sectors including senior roles at a state and national level in marketing and communications, operations, policy, industrial relations and stakeholder management at Meat & Livestock Australia and Restaurant & Catering Association.

ATSIAAG Officer

Ellen Finlay Masters of International Relations, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Politics) Honours in International Relations
Part-time (1.5 days per week)

Ellen is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) Officer. Ellen works with the ATSIAAG, the CEO and the AAG Policy and Research team to facilitate the implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan and the ongoing work of the ATSIAGG. She is a non-Aboriginal woman undertaking her PhD at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW. Her current research is in social and political power asymmetries in health outcomes between older Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, specifically focusing on rates of dementia. Ellen has experience in tertiary education and research where she previously looked at power asymmetries in relation to gender and security, and asylum seekers’ access to bodily integrity.

Policy and Research Officer

Cecilia Gomez-Inclan
Part-time (1 day per week)

Cecilia is one of our policy and research officers. She is working with topics related to using data capturing Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity to improve the experience of ageing. Concurrently, she is a PhD student in the University of Queensland, where she is aiming to deepen the knowledge about the etiology of the ageing-associated Alzheimer’s Disease and Ataxia-Telangiectasia.

AAG - Marketing & Administration Officer

AAG Research Trust - Grants Officer

Matthew Jones

Matthew has over 20 years of experience in administration and office management roles. Formerly a senior barristers' clerk in London Matthew moved into quality assurance and change management. He has undertaken office management and business analyst roles in Perth and Malaysia since emigrating from the UK. For this role Matthew has returned to work following a spell at home as primary carer for his son.