ARAS Board Members
I joined the Board as a Member in July 1998, and became Chairperson in February 2001. I am passionate about the rights of all older Australians, and at the time I joined ARAS I was also the President of the SA Retirement Villages Residents Association – a position I held for twelve years. I am a serving member of the Policy Council of COTA SA – again for more than ten years. I believe that the work ARAS does is vital to the protection of vulnerable older people’s rights – and am proud and honoured to be associated with them.
Professor Linda Starr
Born and educated in the United Kingdom Between 1953-1957 served in Royal Air Force – 4 year engagement and immediately after as a member in U.K Police, before migrating with wife Val and 3 children to Australia in 1966. Since arriving in Australia have predominantly served as Federal Police Officer in Western & South Australia retiring in 1989 In the rank of Detective Senior Sergeant. Since retiring have served nine years as a member of the South Australian Retirement Village Residents Association (SARVRA) which included 5 years as Vice President and the latter 2 years as President. I joined the ARAS Board in 2014