Management Structure Chart

Welcome to the Department of Health structure including the Divisions and Branches.

Page last updated: 01 July 2015

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Martin Bowles PSM Secretary

Principal Medical Consultant

Prof. John Horvath

Chief Medical Officer

Prof. Chris Baggoley - Chief Medical Officer

Office of Health Protection

First Assistant Secretary - Graeme Barden (acting)

Principal Medical Advisor - Dr Gary Lum
Principal Medical Advisor - Dr Jenny Firman
BranchAssistant Secretary
Health Protection PolicyTeresa Gorondi (acting)
Health Emergency ManagementRob Cameron
ImmunisationKirsty Faichney

Office of Chemical Safety

Executive Director - Dr Brian Richards
National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment SchemeDr Brian Richards
AgVet Chemicals AssessmentDr Brian Richards

Chief Operating Officer

Liz Cosson - Deputy Secretary

Integration Taskforce - Ross Hawkins

People, Capability & Communication Division

First Assistant Secretary - Adam Davey
BranchAssistant Secretary
CommunicationJodie Grieve
PeopleRobert Wright
Capability & ChangeKylie Perrin
Ministerial, Parliamentary, Exec Support & GovernanceBobbi Campbell

Information Technology Division

Information Technology Division - Scott Glare (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
IT Solutions DevelopmentSimon Cutts (acting)
IT Support & Service DeliveryHeidi Madden (acting)
ICT Sourcing David Paull
Strategy and ManagementChristine Svarcas
Information Knowledge ManagementAnthony O'Connor

Best Practice Regulation & Deregulation Division

First Assistant Secretary - Mary McDonald
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory PolicyAndrea Kunca
DeregulationKatie Constantinou

Office of Gene Technology Regulator

Director - Robyn Cleland (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory Practice & ComplianceAndrew Radonovich (acting)
EvaluationWill Tucker (acting)

Portfolio Investment Division

First Assistant Secretary - Dr Richard Bartlett
BranchAssistant Secretary
Chief Financial OfficerCraig Boyd
CorporateMark Cuthbert (acting)
Chief Budget OfficerKeith Tracey-Patte
Alignment Agency SupportFay Holden

Grant Services Division

First Assistant Secretary - Kate Pope
BranchAssistant Secretary
Grant Process & PolicyLou Andreatta
Capital Grants Craig Rayner (acting)
Regional Services Grants Paul McCormack
National Programme GrantsErica Kneipp


General Counsel - Chris Reid
BranchAssistant Secretary
Legal ServicesApril Purry
Audit & Fraud ControlColin Cronin

Strategic Policy & Innovation

Mark Cormack - Deputy Secretary

Principal Adviser - Dr David Cullen

Primary & Mental Health Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Mark Booth

Principal Adviser - Dr Tony Hobbs
BranchAssistant Secretary
GP & Allied HealthKathy Dennis
Primary Health NetworksSharon Appleyard
Primary Care Policy & EvaluationJanet Quigley
Mental Health PolicyColleen Krestensen
Mental Health ServicesFiona Nicholls

Portfolio Strategies Division

First Assistant Secretary - Natasha Cole (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
International StrategiesChris Bedford (acting)
Health Adviser - GenevaMadeleine Heyward
Policy StrategiesChris Carlile
Strategic PolicyIan Crettenden

Acute Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Janet Anderson

Principal Adviser - Charles Maskell-Knight
Principal Medical Adviser ACD & Workforce - Dr Andrew Singer
BranchAssistant Secretary
Hospital Performance, Governance & InfrastructureAnn Smith
Hospital Services Policy & PlanningGillian Shaw
Financing & AnalysisShannon White
Blood, Organ & DentalPeter Woodley
Safety, Quality & ResearchDr Jenean Spencer

Benefits, Services & Sport

Andrew Stuart - Deputy Secretary

Medical Benefits Division

First Assistant Secretary - Catherine Rule

Principal Medical Adviser - Dr John Primrose
BranchAssistant Secretary
Medicare Financing & ListingGay Santiago
Medical Specialist ServicesNatasha Ryan
Primary Care & PathologyMichael Ryan (acting)
Private Health InsuranceShane Porter
Office of Hearing ServicesTracey Duffy
Medical Review Unit (MBS Taskforce)

Senior Medical Adviser
Fifine Cahill

Dr Megan Keaney

Pharmaceutical Benefits Division

First Assistant Secretary - Felicity McNeill
BranchAssistant Secretary
Pharmaceutical EvaluationAdriana Platona
Pharmaceutical AccessJulianne Quaine
Pharmaceutical PolicyPaul Creech

Sport Division

First Assistant Secretary - Jaye Smith (acting)

Specialist Adviser - Andrew Godkin
BranchAssistant Secretary
Major Events Taskforce & Sport PolicyNarelle Smith
National Integrity of Sport UnitGreg Morris (acting)

National Programme Delivery

Dr Wendy Southern- Deputy Secretary

Indigenous & Rural Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Maria Jolly
BranchAssistant Secretary
Indigenous Health ProgrammesAlison Killen
System EffectivenessTania Rishniw
Remote & Indigenous AccessMeredeth Taylor
Indigenous Health Reform TaskforceRod Schreiber (acting)

Population Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Elizabeth Flynn (acting)

Principal Medical Adviser - Dr Bernie Towler
BranchAssistant Secretary
Chronic Disease & Food PolicyMichelle Clewett (acting)
Cancer & Palliative CareAlice Creelman
Tobacco Control TaskforceJackie Davis
Drug Strategy Prevention & TreatmentLinda Young

Health Workforce Division

First Assistant Secretary - Penny Shakespeare

Chief Nurse & Midwifery Officer - (TBA)
Medical Adviser - Dr Louise Stone
Medical Adviser - Dr Susan Wearne
Adviser - Prof. Marlene Drysdale
BranchAssistant Secretary
Health TrainingKate McCauley
Access & IncentivesLisa La Rance
Health Workforce ReformTarja Saastamoinen

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Adj Prof John Skerritt - Deputy Secretary/ National Manager

Principal Medical Adviser - Tony Gill (acting)

Principal Legal Adviser - Philippa Horner

Market Authorisation

First Assistant Secretary - Dr Lisa Studdert
BranchBranch Head
Medicines AuthorisationMichael Wiseman (acting)
Complementary MedicinesTrisha Garrett
Devices AuthorisationDr Cheryl McRae
Scientific Evaluation & Special Product AccessBill Turner

Monitoring & Compliance

First Assistant Secretary - Dr Larry Kelly
BranchBranch Head
Manufacturing QualityDr Harry Rothenfluh
LaboratoriesDr Peter Bird
Post Market SurveillanceDr Jane Cook

Regulatory Support

Chief Operating Officer/ First Assistant Secretary - Samantha Palmer
BranchBranch Head
Regulatory Business ServicesNicole McLay
Regulatory Knowledge & Technology ServicesDaniel McCabe
Regulatory Engagement, Education & PlanningPio Cesarin
Regulatory Legal ServicesTerry Lee
Regulatory Business ImprovementJudy Develin

Strategic Health Systems and Information Management

Paul Madden - Special Adviser

eHealth Division

First Assistant Secretary - Bettina Konti
BranchAssistant Secretary
eHealth Change & AdoptionKim Bessell
eHealth PolicyLinda Jackson
eHealth System OperationsMatt Corkhill

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