Our people & structure

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We have about 320 staff, most in Canberra and some in Sydney.

Our staff are skilled in:

  • statistical analysis
  • epidemiology and demography
  • information development
  • data management
  • communication
  • public sector administration.

AIHW is headed by a director and is divided into eight specialist groups.

  AIHW organisation chart (79KB PDF)   

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

  • Mr Barry Sandison, Director

Business & Governance Group 

  • Mr Andrew Kettle, Group Head 
  • Business Improvement (Dr Adrian Webster)
  • Executive (Ms Anne Reader)
  • Finance & Commercial Services (Mr Andrew Tharle)
  • Governance (Mr Gary Kent)
  • People & Facilities (Ms Morag Roycroft) 

Communication & Primary Health Care Group 

  • Mr Michael Frost, Group Head 
  • Primary Health & Digital Health (Dr Kerrin Bleicher)
  • Coordination, Evaluation & PAF Assurance (Ms Tulip Penney)
  • Data Visualisation (Mr Bill Watson, acting)
  • Flagship Reporting (Mr Dinesh Indraharan)
  • Strategic Communication & Stakeholder Engagement (Ms Rebecca Richter)
  • Website & Publishing (Ms Belinda Hellyer) 

Community Services Group 

  • Ms Louise York, Group Head  
  • Child Welfare & Prisoner Health (Mr David Braddock)
  • Children, Youth & Families (Mr Conan Liu)
  • Disability & Ageing (Mr Mark Cooper-Stanbury)
  • Family, Domestic & Sexual Violence (Ms Ann Hunt)

Data Strategies & Information Technology Group

  • Mr Geoff Neideck, Group Head 
  • Data Linkage (Dr Phil Anderson)
  • ICT Operations (Ms Deborah Scott)
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Benefits (vacant)
  • Statistical & Analytical Support (Dr Nick von Sanden)
  • Technology & Transformation (Mr Charlie Drummond) 
  • Metadata & METeOR Unit (Ms Jen Mayhew-Larsen) 

Health Group 

  • Dr Lynelle Moon, Group Head 
  • Burden of Disease & Mortality (Ms Michelle Gourley)
  • Cancer & Screening (Mr Justin Harvey)
  • Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Kidney (Ms Sushma Mathur)
  • Population Health (Ms Claire Sparke) 
  • Chronic Conditions (Dr Fleur de Crespigny)
  • Veterans' Health & Welfare (Ms Melinda Petrie)

Hospitals, Resourcing & Classifications Group 

  • Ms Jenny Hargreaves, Group Head
  • Expenditure & Workforce (Ms Vicki Bennett)
  • Health Performance Indicators (Ms Clara Jellie)
  • Hospitals Analysis (Ms Sally Mills)
  • Hospitals Data (Mr George Bodilsen)
  • Hospitals Information (Ms Liz Clout)
  • Hospitals Reporting (Ms Brooke Macpherson, acting)

Housing & Specialised Services Group 

  • Mr Matthew James, Deputy Director and Group Head
  • Housing & Homelessness Collection Operations (Ms Penny Siu)
  • Housing & Homelessness Collection Processing (Ms Amber Jefferson)
  • Housing & Homelessness Reporting & Development (Ms Anna Ritson)
  • Mental Health & Palliative Care (Mr Gary Hanson)
  • Tobacco, Alcohol & Other Drugs (Ms Moira Hewitt) 

Indigenous & Maternal Health Group 

  • Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman, Group Head 
  • Indigenous Analyses & Reporting (Ms Kim Dobbie)
  • Indigenous Modelling & Research (Ms Tracy Dixon)
  • Indigenous Primary Care Reporting (Dr Indrani Pieris-Caldwell)
  • Indigenous Spatial Analysis & Health Services (Mr Leo Carroll)
  • Maternal & Perinatal Health (Ms Anna O'Mahony)