Our Board Members
The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO
Chairman and Director
The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO was the 35th Premier of Queensland
and served in the State Parliament as member for Surfers Paradise from
1980 until 2001. He is Chair of Life Flight Australia and served as Chair of the Legacy Committee for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, is Chair of Study Gold Coast and a senior counsel for Government advisory services group GovStrat. He also served on the Independent Distribution Committee for the public appeal for victims of the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy.
Coming from a multicultural background where emphasis is placed on the treatment of elderly and disabled people, Dianne saw that with AusCare she would be able to assist the elderly and disabled receive the services required to help improve their quality of life. Dianne’s duties with Auscare include meeting with prospective clients, assisting them with their enquiries to either My Aged Care and NDIS, ensuring that our clients and participants are always looked after and that they have control over what they need and receive.
Erica Lang has 20 years of experience in the Education and Training Industry. She was very proud and honoured to have won apprentice chef year. During her time as an apprentice, she was committed to contributing to her local community. As part of a committee she was honoured to be awarded Charity Queen at 1988 Mt Isa Rodeo (QLD), she managed to raise a large fund for the Royal Flying Doctors.
Ms. Lang held project manager position with Queensland Government, managers position with Group Training Organisation (GTO) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). She was part of a team managing 600 School Base trainees, in both training and employment.
Our Executive Team
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ahmed Sokarno is Chief Executive Officer and founder of AusCare Home
and Community Care Limited since 2014. He is the Chairman of AusCare
Foundation Limited. He was a director of the Ethnic Community Council of Queensland (ECCQ). ECCQ began in the mid-1980s, to advocate for aged care services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In 1988, ECCQ opened the first residential care facility focused on cultural inclusiveness.For ten years Mr. Sokarno was the Editor-in- Chief of Australia’s first and only Arabic daily newspaper, Mr Sokarno was also the Chairman of Ethnic Media Council of Australia for four years.
National Operations and Compliance Manager
Rebecca is National Operations and Compliance Manager and works part-time with AusCare. She also acts as a case manager for a lot of our clients. She comes with a versatile experience in terms of healthcare industry.