Stan manning & associates

Specialist aged care & retirement living consultants

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Stan Manning & Associates was established in 1987 to provide services and advice to the growing Retirement Housing and Aged Care Industries within Australia. Since that time they have worked with many hundreds of clients from both the voluntary and commercial sectors of those industries.

SMA´s consulting team offers a diverse range of skills and experience and have the capacity to service both short term specialist consultancies and longer term ongoing support to management in the development and operation of Retirement Housing, Residential Aged Care and Community based Services. The team is led by Stan Manning OAM- Principal.

Stan Manning OAM (FCPA, AAIB, FAIM) - Principal


Stan has been involved in senior management in the care of the aged and service to the retirement housing industry, health care, hospital and welfare service for more than 40 years. As Chief Executive Officer of Wesley Mission, Sydney, NSW, Stan had a major role in the development of Wesley Mission which operates a multi faceted care program including care for retired and aged persons. With staff of almost 1000 and a budget in excess of $20 Million per annum, Stan shaped the Wesley Mission with his dedication and vision. His contribution was recognised by the Queen in the granting to Stan the Order of Australia Medal in 1986 for "Service of Welfare".

Stan has undertaken international research study tours relating to care of the Aged and has delivered and had published many papers on subjects relating to this field including a number which have led to the introduction of new and innovative forms of housing and delivery of care services. These are listed in his full personal profile. Stan is widely acknowledged as a strategic thinker in the industry and is a regular presenter and has run workshops at national and international conferences.

Stan's leadership in these fields has been marked by his development of innovative care concept such as FLEXICARE and SATELLITE RETIREMENT/HOSTEL HOUSING and more recently, SUPPORTED LIVING and he has personally provided expert consultancy and management services to hundreds of clients both within Australia and overseas covering over 250 aged care and retirement living facilities including most major service providers in NSW, Qld and the ACT. A list of current and completed projects is included in the full SMA corporate profile.

Stan has been heavily involved in other business, community and Church activities. He was a Director of the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Limited (the largest private provider of Health Insurance in Australia), for 18 years until 2002, a member of its Council and Chairman both of its NSW Board of Advice and Private Hospitals and Health Services Committee which gave direct oversight to the 11 Private Hospitals it operated throughout Australia.

Stan was a Member of the Commonwealth Government Panel of Advisors from its inception till 2005, a position that enabled him to be appointed by Aged Care providers who were sanctioned under the Aged Care Act 1997, to assist them to comply with responsibilities under the Act.

Stan is assisted by Associates, John Pallier and Sak Phoumirath.

For a copy of Stan's full personal profile click here.
For Corporate Profile, please click here.
For John Pallier - Senior Consultant, please click here.
For Sak Phoumirath - Associate, please click here.

Meet our consulting team


Stan Manning & Associate,
34 Gilford Street,
Kariong, NSW 2250.
Phone: (02) 4340 0333
Mobile: 0412 294 404
Fax: ( 02) 4340 4295