Aged care industry expert, Paul Sadler, announced as new Meals on Wheels Chair.

After more than three decades working as a leader and influencer in the aged care sector, Paul Sadler is stepping into an exciting new role: Chair of the Meals on Wheels Australia Board.   

Mr Sadler comes to the role after working as CEO of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), CEO of Presbyterian Aged Care, ACSA National Chairperson and a member of other industry and university boards and advisory bodies for the Federal Government.   

Mr Sadler says he is excited to be starting with such an iconic organisation such as Meals on Wheels, that provides such a vital service for older Australians.   

“For 70 years, Meals on Wheels has been supporting older Australians through the provision and delivery of delicious and nutritious meals. But that isn’t all.    

“As we’ve learnt from the ground-breaking new Social Impact Report, Meals on Wheels and its incredible team of volunteers is critical in supporting social connection and improving wellbeing. It’s helping to combat the national health issue of social isolation among older Australians.”   

Mr Sadler has a strong connection to Meals on Wheels having worked closely with the iconic organisation over his 35 year career, and having been involved in meal deliveries in the past.  

He shares that he is excited for this next step, and further supporting and improving the aged care sector – particularly his passion for home care “as home is the place that older people want to live and receive services.”  

“Meals on Wheels services are the backbone of Australia’s home care system. I’m a strong advocate for the quality nutrition and social connection that Meals on Wheels provides. 

“The value that volunteering with Meals on Wheels brings to society is too often overlooked. For example the Draft National Strategy for the Care and Support Economy released last weekend by the Government made no mention of volunteer effort.  

“I am truly looking forward to the coming months and years working with Meals on Wheels stakeholders, customers, volunteers and communities alike, to further extend the incredible work – and reach – of Meals on Wheels.”