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Members of the AIHW Board as at 30 June 2011
Members of the AIHW Ethics Committee as at 30 June 2011
Chair Terms: 31 August 2004 - 30 August 2007; 31 August 2007 - 18 July 2011
Mr Collins was appointed Chair of the AIHW in 2004. He served as Chairman of the Cancer Institute (NSW) from 2005 to 2008 and is Chair of St John Ambulance NSW, a director of HostPlus Pty Ltd, and a board member of the Workers Compensation Insurance Fund Investment Board, a position appointed by the New South Wales Government. He is also Managing Director of Barton Deakin Pty Ltd. Mr Collins is a Captain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.
Director, AIHW Term: AIHW Director since December 2010
Mr Kalisch was appointed Director (CEO) of the AIHW in December 2010. He is an economist with around 30 years' experience across a range of social policy issues, including labour markets, employment programs, retirement incomes, welfare policy and programs, family and children's services, and health policy. This has included roles in policy development, research and analysis and public sector program management, generally in the Commonwealth Government.
His recent work experience has included appointments as a Commissioner at the Productivity Commission, Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and senior executive roles in the Department of Family and Community Services, Social Security and Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mr Kalisch has also worked in a number of Divisions of the OECD in Paris, in the Australian Delegation to the OECD, and as Principal Advisor to a previous Commonwealth Minister for Social Security. He has previously been a board member of the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the National Blood Authority.
Nominee of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council Term: 12 August 2009 - 11 August 2012
Dr Filby is an executive consultant to the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council and the Department of Health in South Australia. He has worked for more than 30 years in the health industry, a number of those as Executive Director of the Department of Health SA and as the Deputy Director-General in Queensland Health. He is the Chair of Helping Hand Aged Care in South Australia and a member of the executive committee of the Alumni Association, Flinders University of South Australia.
Nominee of the Community and Disability Services Ministers' Advisory Council Term: 30 June 2011 - 29 June 2014
Mr Moore is the Chief Executive of Ageing, Disability and Home Care in the NSW Department of Human Services. He is currently leading a range of major reform and major disability initiatives. He has extensive experience as a Senior Executive in the Commonwealth and NSW public services and has a strong interest and proficiency in large human service agencies, specifically social security, employment, education and youth affairs, and ageing and disability services. His roles have covered managing the corporate service of large distributed/networked agencies, development of regulatory reforms, oversight of research functions, development of strategic policies and reform packages, Commonwealth/State relations, Chief of Staff for a Commonwealth minister, and economic analysis and modelling. He is currently a board member of the IDF Implementation Group, NSW Businesslink Board and the Home Care Advisory Board.
Representative of state and territory housing departments Term: 4 June 2009 - 3 June 2012
Ms Crawford is the Director of Housing and Executive Director of Housing and Community Building, Department of Human Services Victoria, where she is responsible for providing housing policy advice to government, managing the public housing system, developing housing associations, and developing and managing community building activities. Before that, she was the chief operating officer for the Australian Taxation Office, where she oversaw all transaction processing, call management and debt collection operations. She has also worked for the Brisbane City Council as Divisional Manager of Customer and Community Services, and has held senior positions in the New South Wales and Victorian public services.
Australian Statistician, ABS Term: Ex-officio appointment
Mr Pink is Chair of the OECD Committee on Statistics, Vice-Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission, Chair of the Statistics Committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Technical Adviser to the OECD Global Project Advisory Board on Measuring the Progress of Societies. He is also an Australian Electoral Commissioner and a member of the Information, Communication and Services Sector Advisory Council at CSIRO.
Representing Ms Jane Halton, Secretary, DoHA Term: Ex-officio appointment
Mr Head is a Deputy Secretary in DoHA and currently the Chief Executive of the Health Reform Transition Office.
Ministerial nominee representing consumers of welfare services Terms: 22 September 1999 - 30 June 2004; 7 August 2008 - 6 August 2011
Ms Davies is currently the CEO of the White Ribbon Foundation. Prior to this position, and in recent years, Ms Davies has worked as a business development consultant to Frontier Services, a national provider of aged and community services across rural and remote Australia; senior policy adviser with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia; and as a consultant in the areas of social policy, strategic planning and mentoring to the community sector. Ms Davies has also held a number of chief executive positions, such as CEO for Family Services Australia, National Director of UnitingCare Australia and Executive Director of the Head Injury Council of Australia (now Brain Injury Australia). She is currently Chair of the board of UnitingCare NSW/ACT and has also held a number of board and representative positions (including at executive and ministerial level) in health, ageing, and family and community services including ACOSS. Before moving into national social policy and advocacy work in community and welfare services, Ms Davies worked in projects of national significance relating to education and national curriculum development, and was a teacher of social sciences.
Ministerial nominee with expertise in research into public health issues Term: 12 November 2009 - 11 November 2012
Dr Roberts is the Chief Executive Officer (National) of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and has held this position since 2001. She was Vice-President of the World Heart Federation from 2009 to 2010 and is a member of a number of committees including the National Preventative Health Taskforce (2009-2011) and the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance.
Ministerial nominee Term: 12 November 2009 - 11 November 2012
Mr Stanton is a Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University. He is also a consultant social security planner and policy analyst with Stanton Strategic Solutions. He was Deputy Chair of the Commonwealth Ministerial Task Force and Reference Group on Child Support and has been a consultant to the Australian National Audit Office. He has previously worked in the Commonwealth Government, including as Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies and in various positions in the then Department of Social Security and the ABS.
Professor Dwyer is Director of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Before that, he was Director of the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania. Professionally he was a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council's Research Advisory Committee and the National Chair of the Gulf War Veterans Study Scientific Advisory Committee. His international roles have included the Chair of the WHO's Western Pacific Region Advisory Committee on Health Research and a member of the WHO's Global Advisory Committee on Health Research. Professor Dwyer is currently also involved in the I4C (International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium) and is on the International Scientific Advisory Board of UK Biobank.
Ministerial nominee Terms: 1 September 2006 – 31 August 2009; 12 November 2009 – 11 November 2012
Dr Stewart is a public health physician and was appointed to the position of Director of Population Health, Planning and Performance, Sydney South West Area Health Service, in February 2005. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and is currently Honorary Secretary–Treasurer of the faculty. He is also a member of the NSW Medical Board and Sydney Water. His previous experience includes appointments as Deputy Director-General, Population Health, and NSW Chief Health Officer; Chief Executive Officer, Wentworth Area Health Service; Director of Health Services, Central Sydney Area Health Service; Director of Sydney South West Area Health Service Public Health Unit and Medical Officer of Health for the Sydney South West Area Health Service.
Staff-elected representative Term: 19 July 2010 - 18 July 2011
Mr Fox works in information technology and is currently head of the ICT Operations Unit.
Chair Terms: 1 July 2007 - 30 June 2010; 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2013
Dr Choi was appointed Chair of the AIHW Ethics Committee in 2007. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and an Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University. Dr Choi is a member of the Scientific Reference Group, COAG Indigenous Clearinghouse, and a consultant to the AIHW on various demographic issues. He has worked for the AIHW, the ABS and the Australian Department of Environment, Housing and Community Development. Dr Choi has published a number of papers and reports on various demographic, health and welfare topics.
Information about Mr Kalisch is provided in his entry under 'Members of the AIHW Board'.
Member representing a person with knowledge of and current experience in the areas of research Terms: 29 June 2007 - 28 June 2010; 29 June 2010 - 30 June 2013
Professor Sim is an occupational and public health physician and is Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is a Chief Investigator for several national and international studies investigating the role of workplace and environmental hazards in chronic diseases, such as cancer, respiratory disease and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as being CIA for a NHMRC Public Health Capacity Building Grant. Specific studies include the Australian Mesothelioma Registry, cohort studies of petroleum workers, aluminium workers, nurses, asbestos cement workers and Gulf War veterans, as well as studies of air pollution and mobile phones. Professor Sim has published over 130 research papers in refereed journals and is Deputy Editor for Occupational and Environmental Medicine and an Associate Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. He is an elected member of the Epidemiology Subcommittee of the International Commission on Occupational Health and was invited by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to be a member of the 2011 Working Group reviewing the evidence for mobile phones and other radiofrequency sources as a cause of cancer in humans.
Member who is a minister of religion Term: 12 December 2008 - 11 December 2011
Reverend Barr has a background in leadership development and pastoral and community work. His work has ranged from community organising in third-world slums to consulting with companies and government agencies in the field of corporate ethics and leadership development. An ordained Baptist minister, he has been minister of the Collins Street Baptist Church (where he was founding Director of the Urban Mission Unit, now Urban Seed), Director of the Zadok Institute for Christianity and Society, Pastoral Associate with Melbourne Citymission and Senior Minister of the Canberra Baptist Church. He is a former member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of RMIT University. Mr Barr is currently co-minister of the Melbourne Welsh Church, Executive Chair of the Major Issues and Theology Foundation Inc. and President of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network Inc.
Member representing general community attitudes Term: 26 March 2010 - 25 March 2013
Mr Garratt is a retired principal. His last appointment was as principal of Daramalan College from which he retired in 2008. He has extensive experience in education and has served on committees administering government programs. Mr Garratt was on the founding boards of two schools, St Francis Xavier and Orana School for Rudolf Steiner Education, and was chair of the latter. He was a community representative on the Dickson Neighbourhood Planning Group. Mr Garratt is a board member of the Northside Community Service and the Dialogue Australasia Network, and is currently chair of the board of the National Folk Festival.
Member who is a lawyer Term: 25 March 2010 - 24 March 2013
Ms Webster is a lawyer. She has worked for various Commonwealth government agencies as specialist adviser on legislation and consultant drafter of legislative instruments. Ms Webster is currently engaged by the Australian Government Solicitor on a major legislative project.
Member representing the Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages Term: Ex-officio appointment
Ms Edyvean worked as a psychologist in clinical and educational fields before moving into project and policy work in early childhood services and then into management. She became the State Archivist in South Australia and established that state's Public Record Office. She also worked as a policy analyst and on legislative review in several agencies. Ms Edyvean was the research officer – executive officer of a parliamentary standing committee before her appointment to the statutory position of Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in 1997. As Registrar she is responsible for the State's records of life events and for managing access to them, including data releases, linkage projects and other research proposals. She is a professional member of the Australian Society of Archivists and of the Australian Psychological Society, and a marriage celebrant.
Member representing general community attitudes Term: 28 July 2008 - 27 July 2011
Ms Antoniak has had broad administrative experience in both the public and private sectors and is now mostly retired. She was employed by The Australian National University (ANU) for over 10 years in a range of administrative positions in various areas of the university. Most recently, Ms Antoniak was an executive assistant at Saab Systems Pty Ltd and was a membership secretary of Dragons Abreast ACT. Ms Antoniak worked part time in the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU, for 6 months in 2009 and now works part time in the Legal Workshop at the ANU.
Member representing a person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people Terms: 30 August 2005 - 29 August 2008; 30 August 2008 - 29 August 2011
Dr Scheil is the Head of the Pregnancy Outcome Unit in the South Australian Department of Health. She has worked as a doctor in public hospitals and in the private sector in several states and territories in Australia and the United Kingdom. Dr Scheil is a Councillor of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a member of a number of organisations and committees: the Australasian Epidemiological Association, Medical Association for Prevention of War (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War), the Climate and Health Council and the South Australian Human Ethics Research Committee. Dr Scheil has published a number of papers.