Management Structure Chart

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

Page last updated: 24 October 2014

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

A printable version of the Department of Health structure (PDF 251 KB).

Martin Bowles PSM Secretary


Chris Baggoley - Chief Medical Officer

Office of Health Protection

First Assistant Secretary - Kylie Jonasson

BranchAssistant Secretary
Health Protection PolicyGraeme Barden
Health Emergency ManagementRob Cameron
ImmunisationJulianne Quaine

Office of Chemical Safety

Executive Director - Brian Richards
National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme
AgVet Chemicals Assessment

Kerry Flanagan - Deputy Secretary

Health Workforce Division

First Assistant Secretary - Penny Shakespeare
BranchAssistant Secretary
Training & ReformKate McCauley
Access & IncentivesGreg Lemmon (acting)
Health TrainingTarja Saastamoinen

Acute Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Janet Anderson
Principal Adviser - Charles Maskell-Knight
Principal Medical Adviser - Andrew Singer
BranchAssistant Secretary
Hospital Performance, Governance & InfrastructureAnn Smith
Hospital Services Policy & PlanningGillian Shaw
Financing & AnalysisGareth Sebar
Blood, Organs & DentalPeter Woodley
Safety, Quality & ResearchJenean Spencer

Portfolio Strategies Division

First Assistant Secretary - Simon Cotterell (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
BudgetLinda Young
Ministerial & Parliamentary SupportCarolyn Driessen
International StrategiesChris Bedford (acting)
Policy StrategiesChris Carlile
Strategic PolicyDavid Cullen (Chief Economist)

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 & ListingGay Santiago
Medical Specialist ServicesMegan Keaney (acting)
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 (acting)
First Assistant Secretary - Andrew Godkin
BranchAssistant Secretary
Sport Policy & Major EventsNarelle Smith (acting)
National Integrity of Sport UnitGreg Morris (acting)

Mary McDonald (acting)- Deputy Secretary

Indigenous & Rural Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Fay Holden (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Indigenous Health ProgramsRod Schreiber
System EffectivenessMasha Somi
Rural, Remote & Indigenous AccessMeredeth Taylor

Primary & Mental Health Care Division

First Assistant Secretary - Mark Booth
BranchAssistant Secretary
Integration & Chronic DiseaseKirsty Faichney
Primary Health Care PolicySharon Appleyard
Mental Health Policy & ResearchColleen Krestensen
Mental Health ServicesFiona Nicholls
Systems FutureJanet Quigley
Primary Care Futures TaskforceNatasha Cole

Population Health Division

First Assistant Secretary - Nathan Smyth
Principal Medical Adviser - Bernie Towler
BranchAssistant Secretary
Chronic Disease & Food PolicyChristel Leemhuis (acting)
Cancer & Pallative CareAlice Creelman
Tobacco Control TaskforceAnthony Millgate (acting)
Drug StrategyKathy Dennis

Paul Madden - Deputy Secretary

eHealth Policy, Change & Adoption Division

First Assistant Secretary - Linda Powell
BranchAssistant Secretary
eHealth Change & AdoptionTeressa Ward
eHealth PolicyLinda Jackson
eHealth OperationsBrad Wardle

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 - Celia Street (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory PolicyTBA
DeregulationTash Ryan (acting)

People, Capability & Communication Division

First Assistant Secretary - Adam Davey
BranchAssistant Secretary
CommunicationJodie Grieve
PeopleRobert Wright
Capability & GovernanceKylie Perrin

Grant Services Division

First Assistant Secretary - Sue Campion
BranchAssistant Secretary
Grant Process & PolicyLou Andreatta
Capital Grants ManagementGarry Fisk
Regional Service Grants (Incl. regional offices)Keith Tracey-Patte
National Programme GrantsErica Kneipp

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

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

General Counsel

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

Therapeutic Goods Administration


John Skerritt - National Manager

Office of TGA - ANZTPA

Principal Medical Adviser - Tony Hobbs
Principal Legal Adviser - Philippa Horner
Head of Office - Cheryl McRae

Market Authorisation Group

Group Head - Trisha Garrett (acting)
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

Chief Operating Officer/ Group Head - Elizabeth Flynn
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

Office of Gene Technology Regulator

Director - Michael Dornbusch (acting)
BranchAssistant Secretary
Regulatory Practice & ComplianceRobyn Cleland
EvaluationPaul Keese (acting)
Medical Advisor - Gary Lum
Medical Advisor - Jenny Firman
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