The Honourable Nicola Roxon BA/LLB (Hons), GAICD

Current term: 
8 September 2023 to 7 September 2028

The Honourable Nicola Roxon has broad experience in government, business and the not-for-profit sector, with an emphasis on health, legal, property and finance.

She was the Health Minister from 2007 to 2011 and Australia’s first female Attorney-General from 2011 to 2013.

After 15 years in Parliament, and 6 as a Minister, she has spent the last decade since leaving politics as a non-executive director.

She currently chairs HESTA (the health sector industry superannuation fund) and VicHealth, and is a non-executive director on the boards of Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Dexus.

Ms Roxon completed an BA/LLB at the University of Melbourne and worked as an industrial lawyer, union official and High Court Associate prior to entering parliament.

Much of her work has focussed on advocating for women and against tobacco companies and, in more recent years, in support of strong and inclusive governance.

Erin Lalor AM BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing), GAICD, PhD, GCCM

Deputy Chair
Current term: 3 December 2022 to 2 December 2027

Dr Lalor AM was appointed CEO of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation in November 2017. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the health sector, working in clinical, academic and executive roles. She was previously the CEO of the National Stroke Foundation and a director of the World Stroke Organization. Dr Lalor is a former director of VincentCare Victoria, a member of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs and Chair of Alcohol Change Australia. She was twice recognised as a Victorian finalist in the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year awards and identified in the Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence in 2013. Dr Lalor was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2019 for her services to health through the not-for-profit sector and to people with stroke.

Dr Zoran Bolevich DM, MBA, FRACMA

AIHW CEO, Member
Current Term: 4 June 2024 to 3 June 2029; ex-officio appointment

The head of the AIHW is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr Zoran Bolevich was appointed as CEO on 4 June 2024. The CEO is responsible for the effective day-to-day administration of the institute and is the primary point of liaison between the Board and the Executive Committee.

Julie Bignell BA, GradDip(IR/HR), FGIA

Current term: 3 December 2023 to 7 September 2028

Ms Bignell is an experienced Board member with extensive experience in corporate governance, risk management, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and industrial relations. She is currently a Director of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, and Women's Health Victoria. Ms Bignell's previous board experience includes directorships with Austin Health, CareSuper, the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, and Workplace Health & Safety Queensland. She was the Secretary of the Australian Services Union (Central & Southern Queensland Branch), a member of the National Executive, and Vice-President of the Australian Services Union.


Current term: 3 December 2023 to 7 September 2028

Adjunct Professor Paul Burgess is currently Senior Director Health Statistics and Informatics at NT Health and Adjunct Professor at Charles Darwin University. Adjunct Professor Burgess has over 15 years of experience as a dual qualified Rural Generalist and Public Health Physician with extensive clinical experience in First Nations health, rural and remote health, continuous quality improvement and health services research. His previous roles include directorships with the NT Primary Health Network and the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association.

Marilyn Chilvers BEc (Hons), MAppStat, GradDipTertEd

Current term:
3 March 2023 to 2 March 2026

Ms Chilvers is an Executive Director in the New South Wales Government, working in the Customer, Delivery and Transformation Division of the Department of Customer Service. She is responsible for driving data integration and insight development initiatives to improve outcomes for citizens, particularly those who are most vulnerable. She led the design, development and implementation of the NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework, and enabled data sharing, modelling and measurement of outcomes and benefits for New South Wales citizens, driving a reformed NSW Human Services data ecosystem to deliver better outcomes.

Ms Chilvers is currently shaping transformational design of complex integrated data initiatives, including the National Disability Data Asset and the NSW Stronger Communities Data Partnership.


Current term: 
8 September 2023 to 7 September 2028

Walid is a general practitioner in well-established family practice in Western Sydney. He has various clinical and non-clinical interests including ethics, as well as a post-graduate Masters in Health Law. He has a keen interest in quality and safety in health care, health policy, health reform and health economics, as well as innovative models of care in primary care. He has been involved in various advisory committees focused on health reform for many years, including co-chairing the Primary Care Reform Steering Group which informed the development of the 10-year Primary Care Plan, and a member of the former Strengthening Medicare Taskforce. 

He is a current member of the Medicare Services Advisory Committee; co-chair of the GP Advisory Committee for the Agency for Clinical Innovation (NSW Health); Member of the Western Sydney Primary Health Network Board; and member of the Western Sydney Local Health District Board.

Romlie Mokak BSocSc, GradDipSpEd

Current term:
3 December 2023 to 7 September 2028

Mr Mokak is a Djugun man and a member of the Yawuru people. 

He was most recently a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission leading a body of work including the review of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts and Indigenous Evaluation Strategy. 

Prior to the Commission, Mr Mokak led key national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations as CEO of the Lowitja Institute and the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association.

Mr Mokak previously worked for the Australian Government where he had policy and program responsibility in areas such as substance use, male health and eye health, within the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. At the state level, he was the first Aboriginal policy officer appointed to the New South Wales Department of Ageing and Disability.

Mr Mokak was a past chair of the National Health Leadership Forum, the Canada–Australia Indigenous Health and Wellness Working Group and the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress CEOs’ Forum.

Mr Mokak is a co-chair of the Indigenous Governance Awards and patron of Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services.

Cathryn Ryan RN, BEd, GDipHlthAdmin, GradDipENT (UK), GradCertCritCare(Emerg), GAICD

Current term:
3 December 2023 to 7 September 2028

Ms Ryan has worked for over 35 years in the public and private health sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has held a wide range of operational and senior managerial roles, focusing on care outcomes, efficiency, productivity and funding.

More recently, Ms Ryan held the national role as General Manager - Health Funding, Strategy and Performance at Australia's largest not-for-profit private/public hospital operator, St John of God Health Care, where she headed up an integrated team responsible for funding, health information, audit and related analytics for just over ten years. Ms Ryan is currently the Group Director for Health Funding and Patient Services with the prestigious and iconic Cabrini Health who provide acute, sub-acute and aged care services in Victoria. Ms Ryan also has over 10 years’ experience as a non-executive director of a not-for- profit organisation for children with special needs. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a current Grant Assessor for the Medical Research Future Fund (NHMRC) and a member of the Commonwealth’s Prostheses Listing Advisory Committee.

Tarun Weeramanthri AM, MBBS, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD

Current term:
3 December 2023 to 7 September 2028

Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri is a public health physician with extensive healthcare and senior executive experience. He is currently President of the Public Health Association of Australia, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia, Deputy Chair of PathWest, and an independent public health consultant.

His previous roles include Chief Health Officer in NT (2004 to 2007), and Chief Health Officer in WA (2008 to 2018).

In 2022, he was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to public health administration.

In 2014, he was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal by the Public Health Association of Australia, for his contribution to public health in Australia.

Peter White MBA

Current term:
1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026

Mr White was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Homes Tasmania in the Tasmanian Government and recently moved into a consultancy role to assess the feasibility of housing developments within a key infrastructure project. Mr White has over 30 years of experience in senior executive state government housing roles, including over 15 years in Housing Tasmania, he has an extensive history in the development of new housing and facilitating the growth of community housing providers.

Mr White managed the delivery of 530 units under the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, oversaw the transfer of 6000 homes to management by the community housing sector and recently delivered a range of initiatives under the Tasmanian Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy. Prior to working with Housing Tasmania – responsible for the management of over 11,400 public housing dwellings, with a further 1,600 dwellings under management by the not-for-profit sector – Mr White was the Project Manager for the Tasmanian Natural Gas Project.

He has a Bachelor of Business in Property from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Economics and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tasmania, where he was awarded the McCarthy Medal for Most Outstanding Student in the MBA course. He is also an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.