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Our Management Team

Louise Forster
CEO

Louise joins Advocare with a high level of relevant experience in the not-for-profit sector across various aged care, disability and community service organisations.  In addition to holding senior executive roles, Louise is currently Vice Chair of Palmerston Association, a not-for-profit organisation providing services to people affected by alcohol and drugs.

Louise has a strong understanding of Advocare's vision and its strategic priorities and is well aware of the challenges currently facing the aged care sector and how this impacts on our services or older West Australians and their families and the increasing demand for their services.

Louise's formal qualifications include holding an MBA.  She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a qualified internal auditor and has an accreditation in workplace training

James Lowe
Finance and Business Manager

Since emigrating to Australia in October 2014 James has worked for two years as the Finance Manager for breast cancer charity the McGrath Foundation, building on his UK experience of the charity sector. This UK experience included a project/group management accountant role at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden and a role as sole accountant/financial planner for a small grassroots charity called the Dockland Settlements - supporting vulnerable communities in London’s East End through programs such as childcare (breakfast and after-school clubs) to a range of sporting and social activities in their community centres.

James has also worked as Financial Controller for Energy Consumers Australia, a small Sydney-based COAG-funded organisation, which gives grants to organisations such as Vinnies, whose Households In the Dark project staff act as advocates between individuals/groups struggling with unaffordable power bills with the looming risk of disconnection, and the power companies.

James is excited about being given the opportunity to work in the small charity sector again after such a rewarding experience in a similar-sized organisation to Advocare in the UK just before emigrating to Australia.

Naomi Jackway
Advocacy Manager

Naomi has worked in Aged Care since 2014 and at Advocare for nearly two years as both an advocate and team leader, and now Advocacy Manager.  She has spent more than ten years in the non for profit sector including six years in an Employee Assistance Program responding to critical incidents, including the Queensland Floods and Victorian bush fires.  She has a strong consumer focus, having implemented a Consumer Directed Care program.

Naomi has a Diploma in Law as well as subsequent training in supervision and case management team building.

Naomi is passionate about rights, trust, honesty, compassionate and integrity.