Dr Rosy Walia has over 20 years’ senior management experience in the community sector. Since July 2007 she has been CEO and Company Secretary of Multicultural Care, which she joined with a mission to ensure older people, people with disability and their carers from culturally diverse communities continued to receive excellent in-home care and services. Prior to this, Rosy championed quality management in the community and health care sectors as State Manager NSW/ACT with Quality Management Services, a leading national accrediting body.
Rosy has a doctorate in social science and is a recognised authority in the delivery of multicultural services. Over her career, Rosy has gained experience in liaising with a diverse range of individuals, community groups, service providers and government departments. It is her belief that effective public relations skills are essential in achieving appropriate outcomes.
Rosy has held numerous representative and advisory roles. She is currently on the Workforce National Committee of National Disability Services (NDS) Board, a national peak body for Disability Services organisations. Since 2011, she has been involved in the Community Care Advisory Committee of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA). In 2019, she was appointed to the NSW Division Council of ACSA and was elected as NSW State Committee member of NDS. In 2018, she was invited by the Minister to participate in a Providers Roundtable on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Safety & Quality of Aged Care and was an invited member of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Standards Guidance Reference Group. Rosy has also served on numerous not-for-profit boards.
She was a recipient of the prestigious Cultural Diversity Scholarship at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) for the Company Director course she completed. Regularly consulted on social policy and program design, in 2019 Rosy took part in AICD’s selective pilot of the applied governance course, Boardroom Mastery, by invitation.