Management Structure Chart

This section outlines the Department of Health structure including the Divisions and Branches.

Page last updated: 09 August 2013

For an introduction to members of our Executive see our Executive pages.

A printable version of the Department of Health Structure (PDF 253 KB).

Prof Jane Halton - Secretary

Chris Baggoley - Chief Medical Officer

Office of Health Protection

First Assistant Secretary - Megan Morris
BranchAssistant Secretary
Health Protection & PolicyAndriana Koukari
Health Emergency ManagementRob Cameron
Office of Chemical SafetyGraeme Barden
ImmunisationJulianne Quaine

Kerry Flanagan - Deputy Secretary

Health Workforce Division

First Assistant Secretary - Penny Shakespeare
Chief Nurse & Midwifery Officer - Rosemary Bryant
BranchAssistant Secretary
Training & ReformKate McCauley
Access & IncentivesGay Santiago

Acute Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Janet Anderson
Principal Adviser - Charles Maskell-Knight
Principal Medical Adviser - Andrew Singer
BranchAssistant Secretary
Hospital PerformanceAnn Smith
National Partnership AgreementGillian Shaw
Financing & AnalysisGareth Sebar
Blood, Organs & DentalPeter Woodley
Research, Safety, QualityJenean Spencer

Portfolio Strategies Division

First Assistant Secretary - Kylie Jonasson
BranchAssistant Secretary
BudgetLinda Young
Ministerial & Parliamentary SupportCarolyn Driessen
International StrategiesSimon Cotterell
Policy StrategiesTarja Saastamoinen
Strategic PolicyDavid Cullen

David Learmonth - Deputy Secretary

Assistant Secretary - Colin Cronin

Medical Benefits Division

First Assistant Secretary - Richard Bartlett
Principal Medical Adviser - John Primrose
BranchAssistant Secretary
Medicare Financing & ListingChris Carlile
Medical Specialist ServicesMegan Keaney
Primary Care Diagnostics & Radiation OncologyFifine Cahill
Private Health InsuranceShane Porter
Office Hearing ServicesTracey Duffy
Pharmaceutical Benefits Division
First Assistant Secretary - Felicity McNeill
BranchAssistant Secretary
Pharmaceutical EvaluationAdriana Platona
Pharmaceutical AccessKim Bessell
Pharmaceutical PolicyPaul Creech

Office for Sport

Acting First Assistant Secretary - Jaye Smith
First Assistant Secretary - Andrew Godkin
BranchAssistant Secretary
Major Events Taskforce & Sport PolicyNarelle Smith (acting)
National Integrity of Sport UnitNatasha Cole

David Butt - Deputy Secretary

Indigenous & Rural Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Samantha Palmer
BranchAssistant Secretary
Indigenous Health ProgrammesAlison Killen
System EffectivenessMasha Somi
Rural, Remote & Indigenous AccessMeredeth Taylor

Primary & Mental Health Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Mark Booth
BranchAssistant Secretary
Integration & Chronic DiseaseKirsty Faichney
Medicare Locals & Primary Health Care PolicyErica Kneipp
National Policy & Youth Mental HealthDavid Mackay
Mental Health ServicesFiona Nicholls

Population Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Nathan Smyth
Principal Adviser - Rosemary Knight
Principal Medical Adviser - Bernie Towler
BranchAssistant Secretary
Healthy Living & Food PolicyKathy Dennis
Health in Social PolicySally Goodspeed
Cancer & Pallative CareAlice Creelman
Tobacco Control TaskforceSharon Appleyard
Drug StrategyColleen Krestensen

Paul Madden - Deputy Secretary

eHealth Policy, Change & Adoption Division

First Assistant Secretary - Linda Powell
BranchAssistant Secretary
eHealth Change & AdoptionTeressa Ward
eHealth PolicyLiz Forman
eHealth OperationsMatt Corkhill

Information Technology Division

First Assistant Secretary - Bettina Konti
BranchAssistant Secretary
IT Solutions DevelopmentPaul Stokoe
IT Support & Service DeliveryGary Aisbitt
IT Sourcing ProgramDavid Paull

Andrew Stuart - Deputy Secretary

Best Practice Regulation & Deregulation Division

First Assistant Secretary - Mary McDonald
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory PolicyCelia Street
DeregulationFay Holden

People, Capability & Communication Division

First Assistant Secretary - Adam Davey
BranchAssistant Secretary
CommunicationJodie Grieve
PeopleRobert Wright
Capability & GovernanceKylie Perrin
Business Services CentreBeryl Janz

Grant Services Division

First Assistant Secretary - Sue Campion
BranchAssistant Secretary
Grant Process & PolicyLou Andreatta
Capital Grants ManagementPaul Carmody
Regional Service Grants (Incl. regional offices)Keith Tracey-Patte
National Programme GrantsJanet Quigley
Business Process Reform UnitPeter Richards

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer - John Barbeler
BranchAssistant Secretary
FinanceCraig Boyd
Corporate & Agency SupportAvi Rebera

General Counsel

General Counsel - Chris Reid
Branch[Assistant Secretary
Legal ServicesApril Purry

Therapeutic Goods Administration


John Skerritt - National Manager

Office of TGA - ANZTPA

Head of Office - Cheryl McRae
Principal Medical Adviser - Tony Hobbs
Principal Legal Adviser - Phillipa Horne

Market Authorisation Group

Group Head - Lisa Studdert
OfficeOffice Head
Office of Medicines AuthorisationPeter Bird
Office of Complementary MedicinesTrisha Garrett
Office of Devices AuthorisationAndrea Kunca
Office of Scientific EvaluationBill Turner

Monitoring & Compliance Group

Group Head - Larry Kelly
OfficeOffice Head
Office of Manufacturing QualityHarry Rothenfluh
Office of Laboratories & Scientific ServicesMark McDonald
Office of Product ReviewJane Cook

Regulatory Support Group

Group Head - Gary Rake
OfficeOffice Head
Office of Corporate ServicesNicole McLay
Office of Information ManagementPeter Bickerton
Office of Parliamentary & Strategic SupportPio Cessarin
Office of Legal ServicesTerry Lee
Office of Change & Program ManagementJudy Develin

National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme

Director - Brian Richards

Office of Gene Technology Regulator

Director - Joe Smith
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory Practice & ComplianceRobyn Cleland
EvaluationMichael Dornbusch
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