Board Advisory Committees

The Agency is established under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016 which provides for the creation of Advisory Committees following consultation of proposed members with Health Ministers.

The Advisory Committees and members are:

Dr Eleanor Chew MBBS, FRACGP, MMed (GP), FAICD.
Agency Board Member
Senior Research Fellow, Discipline of General Practice,
University of Adelaide
Fellow, Australasian College of Health Informatics
Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Chief Executive Officer, Oculo
Visiting Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
NSW Ms Cheryl McCullagh
Director, Clinical Integration,
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, NSW Health
QLD Dr David Hansen PhD MBA GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO
Health Informatics Society of Australia, Board Chair
WA Mr Stephen Wragg
Director, Western Australian Primary Health Alliance
President Pharmacy Guild of Australia (WA Branch)
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (member)
NT Dr Hugh Heggie
Chief Health Officer, Northern Territory Department of Health
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
GP Network
Member, Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
Member, RACGP
Member, N.A.C.C.H.O. G.P. Network
Member, National Rural Health Alliance
NSW Mr John Sutherland
Chief Information Officer, Ramsay Health Care
QLD Dr Clair Sullivan MBBS (Hons) MD FRACP CHIA
Queensland Medical Lead, Digital Health Improvement
Consultant Endocrinologist
Co-Director, Clinical Service Improvement
Co-Chair, Diabetes Statewide Clinical Network
Member, Translational Research Institute (TRI)
University of Queensland
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health QLD
VIC Dr Simon P Nazaretian MB BS BMedSc(Hons) DipMan MISGyP FRCPA
Anatomical Pathologist, Australian Clinical Labs
Member, Royal College of Pathologists Australasia
WA Associate Professor Helen Slater
Clinical Researcher and Senior Lecturer
School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University
Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association
Fellow, Australian College of Physiotherapists


Ms Stephanie Newell
Agency Board Member
NSW Dr Alan Huynh
General Practice Registrar, GP Synergy
Lecturer, Office for Global Health, University of Sydney
Conjoint Associate Lecturer, Western Sydney University, School of Medicine
ACT Ms Darlene Cox
Executive Director, Healthcare Consumers Association Inc
NSW Mr Dean Martin    
Research Manager, Lifespan, Black Dog Institute
Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia
NSW Dr Karen Luxford    
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships & Knowledge Exchange, Clinical Excellence Commission NSW Health
Fellow, Australian Institute of Management,
Fellow, Australian Association for Quality in Health Care
Fellow, International Society for Quality in Health Care
Member, Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care Council
NT Ms Nicolle Marchant
Senior Engagement Lead, Aboriginal Health AMSANT
SA Ms Melissa Cadzow
Health Consumer
VIC Ms Pattie Beerens
CEO, Australian Diagnostic Imaging
VIC Ms Julie Anderson    
Manager, Consumer Participation Strategy, NEAMI
NSW Ms Kerry Stubbs
CEO, Northcott Disability Services
Chair, The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI Ltd)
NSW Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Award, Community and Government Sector

 Note: One position pending confirmation of appointment.  Details to follow.

Mr Paul Madden
Agency Board Member
NSW Angelene Falk
Deputy Commissioner  
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
WA Ms Robyn Daniels MA, LLB, B Ed
Senior Solicitor, Department of Health WA
TAS Ms Mary Downie
Consumer Healthcare Advocate
GP working in Parkside, SA
Chair, Adelaide PHN Central Adelaide Clinical Council
Member, Australian Medical Association (SA)
Member, AMA Federal Council
QLD Dr. Andrew J. M. Campbell-Lloyd BSc MBBS FRACS (Plast)
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Member, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
VIC Mr Bob Milstein
Owner, Milstein & Associates
VIC Dr Troy Browning
Managing Director, Medical Indemnity Protection Society
NSW Mr Graham Ingram
CIO, Record Holdings Pty Ltd, Auscript Australasia
NSW Ms Georgie Haysom    
Head of Advocacy, Avant Mutual Group Limited
NSW Ms Lyn McGrath
Executive General Manager, Retail Sales, Commonwealth Bank
Agency Board Member


Chair  Mr. Keith Skinner
Company Director and previously COO Deloitte Australia Committee
Ms. Valerie J Lyons BBus (Accounting), FAICD, FCPA, FGIA, MAIST,
Non Executive Director (NED)  
Principal: Valerie Lyons
Ms. Julie A Priest BEc (Economics, Accounting, Computer Science), MAICD, FCA, CISA, Registered Company Auditor
Non Executive Director (NED)
Principal: Julie Priest
Mr. Rob Bransby
Agency Board Member

NOTE: The establishment of the Audit and Risk Committee does not require consultation with Health Ministers. Members are appointed by the Board.

Professor Johanna Westbrook
Agency Board Member
NSW Professor Anne Duggan
Senior Medical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Conjoint Professor School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
NSW Dr Robert Herkes
Clinical Director, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality
SA Professor Libby Roughead
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
University of South Australia
NSW Dr Linda Swan
Chief Medical Officer
Medibank Private
QLD Associate Professor Nick Buckmaster
Medical Director, Department of General Internal Medicine,
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
ACT Dr Paresh Dawda    
Primary and Aged Care practicing clinician
Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, RACGP
NSW Ms Maureen Robinson
General Manager, Clinical Governance, Heath Direct Australia
President, Australasian College of Health Informatics
Director Of Research, Outcome Health
Adjunct Associate Professor in General Practice, Monash University
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University
Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, RACGP
Fellow, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, ACRRM
Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors, AICD
Fellow, Australasian College of Health Informatics, ACHI
QLD Kirstine Sketcher-Baker, Executive Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, Queensland Health

NOTE 1: Two positions pending confirmation of appointment. Details to follow.

NOTE 2: The establishment of the Digital Health Safety and Quality Governance Committee does not require consultation with Health Ministers. Members are appointed by the Board.

The Agency also has a Jurisdictional Advisory Committee (JAC). Members are nominated by the head of the Health Department in each jurisdiction.

Mr Michael Walsh
Director-General, Queensland Health
Agency Board Member
Cwlth Ms Penny Shakespeare
First Assistant Secretary
Pharmaceutical Benefits Division
Department of Health
NSW Dr Zoran Bolevich
Chief Executive, Chief Information Officer
eHealth NSW
VIC Mr Andrew M Saunders
Health Chief Information Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
TAS Mr Mitchell Knevett
Executive Director, ICT Services
Department of Health and Human Services
SA Mr Bill le Blanc
Chief Information Officer
SA Health
WA Ms Angela Kelly
Assistant Director General
Purchasing and System Performance
Department of Health
ACT Mr Peter O’Halloran
Chief Information Officer
NT Mr Stephen Moo
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health and Families

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Contact Details

Kathryn Dolan
Board Secretary Australian Digital Health Agency Phone: 02 8298 2112