Marian Achten

Marian Achten was born in Tilburg Holland in 1951 and in 1955 the family immigrated to Australia on the Fair Sea (Sitmar Line).

The first official reconnection with Marian and the Dutch community was in 1995 with The Federation of Netherlands Societies Ltd. Dutch Home Care -Community Aged Care Packages (CACP). She was employed as a Coordinator for case management of the clients being provided with aged care services in their homes. The CACP first formal administration office was in The Community Connection Building in Penrith and services were provided in areas covering The Blue Mountains to the North Shore and south to Miranda. In May 1999 Marian was employed by The Abel Tasman Village Associated Limited as Manager. The Federation Of Netherlands Societies Board transferred the administration of the packages to The Abel Tasman Village Association Limited (ATV) on 1 November 1999. From 1999 to 2016 ATV employed her until she retired as General Manager in 2016.

In 2004 Marian joined the Board of the Federation of Netherlands Societies and later in 2004 she joined the Board of Queen Wilhelmina Dutch Australian Benevolent Fund Ltd.

During 2016 Marian was asked to attend the then DutchCare Board meetings in Melbourne, which has since merged with New Hope Settlement Services (Vic) and Prince Willem Retirement Village (Qld). The merger of these three entities became MiCare.

In 2017 she joined the Board of The Abel Tasman Village Association Limited and is the current Chairperson.