Management Structure Chart

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

Page last updated: 08 April 2015

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Martin Bowles PSM Secretary

Chief Medical Officer

Prof. Chris Baggoley - Chief Medical Officer

Office of Health Protection

First Assistant Secretary - Kylie Jonasson
Principal Medical Advisor - Dr Gary Lum
Principal Medical Advisor - Dr Jenny Firman
BranchAssistant Secretary
Health Protection & PolicyGraeme Barden
Health Emergency ManagementRob Cameron
ImmunisationGayle Anderson
Ebola Response TaskforceJulianne Quaine

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

Capability & Change - Kylie Perrin
Functional Review - Fay Holden

People, Capability & Communication Division

First Assistant Secretary - Adam Davey
BranchAssistant Secretary
CommunicationJodie Grieve
PeopleRobert Wright
Ministerial & Parliamentary SupportBobbi Campbell

Information Technology Division

Departmental Chief Information Officer - Bettina Konti
BranchAssistant Secretary
IT Solutions DevelopmentScott Glare
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
DeregulationTash Ryan (acting)

Office of Gene Technology Regulator

Director - Robyn Cleland (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory Practice & ComplianceGreg Barber (acting)
EvaluationPaul Keese (acting)

Portfolio Investment Division

First Assistant Secretary - Dr Richard Bartlett
BranchAssistant Secretary
Chief Financial OfficerCraig Boyd
Corporate, Alignment & Agency SupportAvi Rebera
Chief Budget OfficerKeith Tracey-Patte

Grant Services Division

First Assistant Secretary - Lou Andreatta (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Grant Process & PolicyMark Talevich (acting)
Capital Grants Garry Fisk
Regional Services Grants Bridget Booth (acting)
National Programme GrantsErica Kneipp


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

Strategic Policy & Innovation

Mark Cormack - Deputy Secretary

Primary & Mental Health Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Mark Booth
BranchAssistant Secretary
GP & Allied HealthKathy Dennis
Primary Health NetworksSharon Appleyard
Primary Care Policy & EvaluationJanet Quigley
Primary Care Futures TaskforceNatasha Cole
Mental Health PolicyColleen Krestensen
Mental Health ServicesFiona Nicholls

Portfolio Strategies Division

First Assistant Secretary - Simon Cotterell (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
International StrategiesChris Bedford (acting)
Health Adviser - GenevaMadeleine Heyward
Policy StrategiesChris Carlile
Strategic PolicyDr David Cullen (Chief Economist)

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 & AnalysisCharles Maskell-Knight
Blood, Organ & DentalPeter Woodley
Safety, Quality & ResearchDr Jenean Spencer

Benefits, Services & Sport

Andrew Stuart - Deputy Secretary

Medical Benefits Division

First Assistant Secretary - Kirsty Faichney (acting)
Principal Medical Adviser - Dr John Primrose
BranchAssistant Secretary
Medicare Financing & ListingGay Santiago
Medical Specialist ServicesDr Megan Keaney (acting)
Primary Care & PathologyFifine Cahill
Private Health InsuranceShane Porter
Office of Hearing ServicesTracey Duffy

Pharmaceutical Benefits Division

First Assistant Secretary - Felicity McNeill
BranchAssistant Secretary
Pharmaceutical EvaluationAdriana Platona
Pharmaceutical AccessKim Bessell
Pharmaceutical PolicyPaul Creech

Sport Division

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

National Programme Delivery

Dr Wendy Southern- Deputy Secretary

Indigenous & Rural Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Maria Jolly (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Indigenous Health ProgrammesAlison Killen
System EffectivenessHope Peisley (acting)
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 & Pallative CareAlice Creelman
Tobacco Control TaskforceJackie Davis
Drug Strategy Prevention & TreatmentLinda Young

Health Workforce Division

First Assistant Secretary - Penny Shakespeare
Chief Nurse & Midwifery Officer - Dr Rosemary Bryant
Medical Adviser - Dr Louise Stone
Medical Adviser - Dr Susan Wearne
Adviser - Prof. Marlene Drysdale
BranchAssistant Secretary
Health TrainingKate McCauley
Access & IncentivesGreg Lemmon (acting)
Health Workforce ReformTarja Saastamoinen

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Adj Prof John Skerritt - Deputy Secretary/ National Manager

Principal Medical Adviser - Dr Anthony Hobbs
Principal Legal Adviser - Philippa Horner

Market Authorisation

First Assistant Secretary - Dr Lisa Studdert
BranchBranch Head
Medicines AuthorisationDr Peter Bird
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 Mark McDonald
Post Market SurveillanceDr Jane Cook

Regulatory Support

Chief Operating Officer/ First Assistant Secretary - Samantha Palmer
BranchBranch Head
Regulatory Business ServicesNicole McLay
Regulatory Knowledge & Technology ServicesPeter Bickerton
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 - Linda Jackson (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
eHealth Change & AdoptionTeressa Ward
eHealth PolicyGiulio Cerasani (acting)
eHealth System OperationsMatt Corkhill

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