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Standards Wise International has a team of international experts with a combined global reach which spans across a number of regions: North America, South America, UK, Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Asia Pacific.

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World class professionals

Our experience includes academic research through to front line service provision. Our experts represent low and middle income countries as well as developed economies, with knowledge and understanding of the current and future challenges and economic climate factors. We understand the need to develop solutions that meet the needs of local people respecting cultures and diversity at all times.

STANDARDS WISE
INTERNATIONAL

Standards Wise International (SWI) focuses on the development of innovative solutions to housing in later life including Age Friendly Communities, Re-urbanisation, Integrated Cross Generational Living and Inclusive Communities for urban and regional areas.

Our approach is based on the 5 'I' s:

WHO WE ARE

International
Inclusion
Innovation
Intergenerational
Interdependency

OUR TEAM

Standards Wise International brings together world class professionals experienced in a wide range of fields related to ageing, to find creative and cost-effective solutions for their customers and senior care communities.

Founder and Managing Director

DAVID STEVENS

International Engagements Director

JUDY MARTIN

Senior Project
Manager

JADE HAND

International Program
Director

NIGEL HOPKINS

Strategic Advisory Panel Member

KLAUS ZIMMERMANN

Strategic Advisory Panel Member

ANDREW LARPENT

Strategic Advisory Panel Member

JULIENNE MEYER

Ambassador and Senior Adviser

MANSOOR
DALAL

Founder and Managing Director
DAVID STEVENS
A passion for learning and working with people to ensure the best outcomes has steered David through a rich and diverse working life. His background in psychology and anthropology has led to a lifelong interest in the areas of Senior Living and Ageing, Wellness, Human Services, Quality Management, Acute and Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Disability Support. This dedication to excellence has endured throughout this journey and his dedication to the pursuit of excellence and implementation of Standards lies at the heart of Standards Wise International.

David has worked closely with government and organisations within Australia and Internationally on standards, service development, quality, risk and governance exemplary practice. His passion for multi-generational and multi-cultural inclusion is evidenced in his work internationally across diverse communities, including local indigenous groups.

David developed a deep understanding of Human Service Delivery and Accreditation Standards working directly and in-directly for more than three decades as an advisor and futurist for not-for-profit and for profit providers, governments and peak bodies. The innovative person centred approach and support services he co-developed in the 1980s and 90s have all gone on to become highly successful models of human service delivery, with his visionary work for the Aged Care sector showing proof of concept over the last 30 years.

David's lifelong commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people begun at an early age volunteering to support older people in their homes at the age of 15 and moving on to developing positive models for ageing, services for Veterans, disability, mental health, AOD, Child, Youth and Family services, and indigenous health. David is a well-respected and sought-after expert on Human Service Standards across multiple sectors, both in Australia and Internationally.

As an entrepreneur, David is constantly seeking new ways to improve efficiencies and standards in Human Services, by providing thought leadership, encouraging a focus on person centred approaches, encouraging the use of innovative technology, and supporting co-operation and the communication of ideas globally.
International Engagements Director
JUDY MARTIN
Commencing her career as a Registered Nurse, Judy's career has spanned 35 years including rural, state, national and international work in Aged care, Seniors Living and Health and Human Services. Judy been successful in opening several international Health & Seniors Living (aged care/seniors living) markets. She is well known and respected in the Seniors Living industry internationally especially for her role initiating and managing SAGE, the well-respected International study tour program. Judy successfully managed the SAGE program for 15 years, taking her to over 15 countries studying the global aged care sector. She continues to work in the International Study tour market, having recently been invited to the Global Strategic Advisory panel for DIALOG.
International Program Director
NIGEL HOPKINS
Nigel is passionate about helping people with challenges in their lives. He is focused on supporting the human services industry and has a particular focus on the growing elderly population. His experience and knowledge of the elderly population encompasses across the USA, Italy and France where he has lived and worked extensively over the years. Nigel is now based within the UK. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Places for People, MHS Homes, Chair of an End of Life investment fund and Charity and Associate for Concerto and Standards Wise International. Nigel has a keen interest in the international development of multigenerational living and the related standards and believes this area is pivotal in helping overcome the challenges for our growing worldwide elderly population.
Strategic Advisory Panel Member
KLAUS ZIMMERMANN
Klaus has 30+ years extensive experience in CEO, senior executive positions and non-executive boards including being the Chair with a management/finance background.

Klaus has worked in the aged care sector since 1991 working in various CEO and senior executive positions from large, aged care organisations within Australia. His experience includes Residential Care facilities, Community Care and Retirement Villages for the elderly. Amongst currently working as a Non-Executive director of HESTA Superannuation Fund, ISPT Super Property Trust, Southern Cross Aged Care South Australia/Northern Territory Inc and Chair of Masonic Care Tasmania Inc he was the Founding Director and CEO of the Commonwealth Association for the Ageing Ltd. In addition, Klaus mentor's CEO's and senior executives across a range of industries.
Strategic Advisory Panel Member
ANDREW LARPENT
Andrew spent 33 years as an infantry officer in the British Army from 1969 to 2002 (last rank Lt Col). He commanded the 3rd. Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on frontline combat operations through the first Gulf War in 1991. He left the regular army in 1994 but served on in the Territorial Army (reserves) until 2002.

On leaving the Army he moved to the voluntary and commercial not-for-profit sector. He was CEO a national UK children's cancer charity 1997-2001. Then he was appointed as CEO of the Somerset Care Group in 2001. He was a founding director of the UK National Care Forum (England's peak association for the not-for-profit care sector), and its Chairman from 2006-11. He was also a director of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (now The Global Ageing Network) from 2006-12. In 2011 he was appointed as CEO of Southern Cross Care (South Australia & Northern Territory), one of the largest not-for-profit care and retirement organisations in Australia. He 'retired' back to the UK in 2016. In 2013, while working in Australia, he founded CommonAge, the Commonwealth Association for the Ageing, and is currently Chairman of this growing movement supporting older people across the 54 countries of the Commonwealth. He is currently also a trustee of The Abbeyfield Society, an international organisation providing supported housing for older people.
Strategic Advisory Panel Member
JULIENNE MEYER
Julienne is Professor Emeritus of Nursing: Care for Older People at City, University of London. Drawing on her skills as a former registered nurse and qualified teacher, she uses collaborative approaches to bring about whole systems change and reflect on the lessons learnt from attempts to improve practice. Her style of working is evidence-based, relationship-centred, appreciative, and action-oriented.

Julienne has enjoyed working in a variety of different settings (health and social care; general and mental health; primary, secondary, and tertiary care) and across a number of traditional boundaries (public and private; policy and practice; research and education). She is best known for her work with care homes, being one of the co-founders of My Home Life in 2006.
Senior Project Manager
JADE HAND
Jade has been working within the human service sector in Australia for the past 12 years and more recently internationally regarding several projects. She is a very accomplished project manager with across sector experience in aged care, health, and disability. Jade is passionate about supporting organisations within the human service sector to be the best they can be and to ensure they can provide outstanding services to their consumers. Jade has experience working with government, the private sector and not for profit organisations and has worked in various leadership, quality, community health care and project management roles.
Ambassador and Senior Adviser
MANSOOR DALAL
Standards Wise International India consultant Mansoor Dalal is the founder of Association of Senior Living India (ASLI), the first and only Pan India Associaton for the senior care and living industry in India. He was Chair until March 2020, and is currently its Chairman Emeritus. Mansoor is also the Vice-Chair of CommonAge.