Bryan Lipmann is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Wintringham, a not-for-profit welfare company employing over 650 people to provide an extensive range of high quality residential, community based and outreach services to elderly men and women, most of whom are homeless or at risk of homelessness. He has worked with elderly homeless people for more than 30 years.
An important identifying feature of Wintringham’s work has been its insistence that homeless elderly men and women should have the same right of access to generic aged care services and resources as the rest of the aged community.
Bryan has sat on a number of Ministerial Advisory Committees in Melbourne and in Canberra working on issues effecting homeless elderly people, including the Victorian Homelessness Strategy, and the National Homelessness Strategy. Bryan was a member of the Hogan committee investigating the long term viability of the national aged care industry where he represented the needs of the elderly homeless. He is a past Chairman of the Community Housing Federation of Victoria.
In 2007, Bryan received Aged and Community Care Australia’s national individual award for his contribution to aged care and in particular to the aged homeless and in 2009, he was acknowledged as a Distinguished Alumni of La Trobe University. The Rockefeller Foundation invited Bryan to join sixteen other homelessness experts from around the world to attend a three day roundtable meeting in the Rockefeller Centre in Bellagio, Italy, in November 2009. In 2011, Wintringham was awarded the United Nations Habitat Scroll of Honour, the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. He was invited by the OECD to join an international panel of experts on Integrated Services and Housing in Paris in 2012.
Bryan was awarded an Order of Australia in 1999 and in 2015 was the Melburnian of the Year.