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Standards Wise International India (SWII) was formed in 2020 to provide a world class Standards and accreditation programme for the senior living and care sector in India. World Class Professionals

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Standards Wise International India is a branch of Standards Wise International, which 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.

STANDARDS WISE
INTERNATIONAL
INDIA

OUR TEAM

Standards Wise International India 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

DAVID STEVENS

International Engagements Director

JUDY MARTIN

SWI India Senior Adviser &
Mentor

MANSOOR DALAL

Senior Associate & UK Representative

NIGEL HOPKINS

Founder
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 1980's and 90's 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 Health.
SWI India Senior Adviser & Mentor
MANSOOR DALAL
Founder and Chairman Emeritus,
ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR LIVING INDIA (ASLI)
www.asli.org.in

Dy. Chairman,
CommonAge
The Commonwealth Association for the Ageing
www.commonage.org

Senior Advisor and Mentor
Standards wise International India
www.standardswise-india.in
mhdalal@standardswise-india.in

Chairman and Managing Director
OASIS SENIOR LIVING LLP
www.mhdalal.com
mhd@mhdalal.com
+919822028131

Past President and Paul Harris Fellow
Rotary Club of Poona

Mr. Dalal is an Architect, with domain expertise in Creating Senior Communes from concept to commissioning to operations.
He is also the founder of ASLI (Association of Senior Living India) the first and only national professional trade association formed to represent senior living and care providers in India.
He has authored the first Standards for Senior Living and Care along with an Accreditation matrix for the country, which is Piloted by ASLI and its members.
Mr. Dalal has written countless articles since 2002 on Senior Living in National and International magazines, and is invited extensively across the globe to address seminars and conferences as a key note / panel speaker. He has spoken in more than 14 International and National conferences, on the subject of Senior Living and care.
Senior Associate & UK Representative
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

Standards Wise International is supported by a formal Strategic Advisory Panel with broad international expertise, providing governance oversight. All panel members are former and current directors of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), now renamed as the Global Ageing Network (GAN). One of the panel members is also Chair of CommonAge. The panel provides leadership, financial and academic expertise to the group.

Strategic Advisory Panel Member

KLAUS ZIMMERMANN

Strategic Advisory Panel Member

ANDREW LARPENT

Strategic Advisory Panel Member

JULIENNE MEYER

Strategic Advisory Panel Member
DAVID STEVENS

World class professionals

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 the Commonwealth Association for the Ageing – CommonAge, 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.

Andrew and his wife Anne now live in Hinton St George in South Somerset in Southern England. They are very proud of their 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
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.