Dr Zoran Bolevich was appointed AIHW Chief Executive Officer in June 2024.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the AIHW, Dr Bolevich was the Chief Executive of eHealth NSW and the Chief Information Officer for NSW Health and responsible for planning, implementing and supporting a digitally enabled, integrated and patient-centric health information environment. During his prior 25-year career, Dr Bolevich worked in a range of senior health management, information and communication technology (ICT) leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand.

Before joining eHealth NSW, Dr Bolevich worked at NSW Health as executive director for health system information and performance reporting and as acting deputy secretary for system purchasing and performance.

Dr Bolevich served as a member of the AIHW Board from 11 February 2016 to 9 May 2024. He is a Doctor of Medicine and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction.

Matthew James is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Institute.

He leads the Deputy CEO Group and provides broad oversight of the Community Services Group, Data Governance & Integration Group, Population Health Group and the First Nations Health & Welfare Group. Matthew also oversees the production of the Institute’s Flagship reports, Australia’s Health and Australia’s Welfare.

Prior to joining the Institute in November 2016, Mr James held leadership roles in performance, information and evaluation as Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Affairs Group in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as a Branch Manager within the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. He was also a Branch Manager in the former Department of Education Employment and Training, where he worked on employment policy and implementation as well as workplace relations policy and analysis. From 2002 to 2004 he was Counsellor – Employment, Education, Science and Training in the Australian Delegation to the OECD in Paris. Mr James was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2016.

Louise Gates is Group Head of the Population Health Group at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This Group collects data and reports on the health of Australians, covering population health and disease monitoring. This includes health inequalities, risk factors, international health comparisons, mortality, the burden of disease, and specific chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, musculoskeletal conditions, and respiratory conditions. Louise has extensive experience across several federal and state organisations including the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the NSW Ministry of Health. She has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, a Masters of Statistics and Masters of Global Health / Infectious Diseases.

Fadwa Al-Yaman is responsible for the First Nations Health & Welfare Group.

This Group leads the Institute's data collection, development, reporting activities and stakeholder relationships in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Dr Al-Yaman has wide-ranging experience in statistical analyses and reporting, demographic techniques, data development, data quality assessment and improvement activities, and in building collaborative stakeholder relationships. She has a strong research background in health, and a keen interest in knowledge translation and the link between research, policy and practice. She holds a PhD in Immunology from the John Curtin School of Medical Research and a Masters of Population Studies from the ANU. Dr Al-Yaman was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1990 and the Australian Public Service Medal in 2008.

Michael Frost is responsible for the Primary Healthcare, Information Standards & Communications Group (PHISCG). 

PHISCG provides expert assistance on national health and welfare metadata and manages METEOR, our online national metadata repository. Michael is also the Head of the WHO Family of International Classifications Australian Collaborating Centre supported by staff in the group and other agencies in the development of international health classifications. PHISCG also manages primary care data and PIPQI, and the My Health Record data for research and public health purposes.

PHISCG is also responsible for AIHW’s work on strategic communications, media, stakeholder engagement, parliamentary, web content, website design and development, graphic design and data visualisations.

Mr Frost’s experience spans over 20 years in federal and state government agencies, in policy advice, performance reporting and administrative roles in COAG Reform Council in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Health Performance Authority, the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Office of Community Housing. Mr Frost has a Bachelor of Economics (first class honours in political science) and a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (with Merit).

Gabrielle Phillips is the Senior Executive, Housing & Specialised Services Group.

This Group leads the Institute's data collections, reports and analysis on housing, homelessness, justice, education, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

She has previously worked in a number of Commonwealth, State and local government roles related to housing, income support and family assistance policy, education and early childhood evidence and analysis roles.

Andrew Kettle is responsible for the Business & Technology Group.

This Group works closely with internal and external stakeholders to deliver value-for-money corporate services that support organisational objectives. Mr Kettle qualified as a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom and worked for Coopers & Lybrand in Canada and Australia. He was Chief Financial Officer at the Australian Fisheries Management Authority before joining the Institute in 2006 as a senior executive.

During his time at the Institute, Mr Kettle has at various times held senior executive responsibility for finance, human resources, governance, information and communications technology, office accommodation, websites, publications and media. Mr Kettle has a degree in engineering with management studies from the University of Cambridge, England, and a diploma in computer science.

Kim Riley is the Chief Information Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at the Institute. Kim is responsible for the delivery of strategic ICT capability and delivery of services at AIHW.

Louise York is responsible for the Community Services Group.

This Group develops, maintains and analyses national data to support reporting on the health and welfare of key population groups including children and youth, older Australians and people with disability; and on the use of services within a range of health and welfare sectors including child protection, youth justice, aged care and disability services. The Group has also recently established programs of work on family, domestic and sexual violence and on using income support (Centrelink) data to better understand experiences and outcomes for key population groups.

Ms York has more than 20 years’ experience at the Institute, including in leadership positions in both health and welfare areas, and one year at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Ms York holds postgraduate qualifications in population health and bachelors’ degrees in economics and science.

Adrian WebsterDr Adrian Webster heads the Priority Populations & Capability Group.

This Group plays a key national role in monitoring maternal, perinatal and defence and veterans' health including producing the Veterans annual suicide monitoring report, and Veterans data development work towards enhanced data linkage/integration opportunities for the veteran's population.

Adrian has worked in various roles at the AIHW since 2009 spanning disease monitoring, primary health care data, health and welfare workforce, expenditure monitoring. He spent 5 years leading work on the national hospitals data collections, producing the annual record on health spending in Australia, monitoring the performance and safety of the health system and reporting on activity in the medical, dental and pharmaceutical sectors. 

He is a sociologist with more than 25 years' experience studying and working in the health and welfare sectors in Australia and overseas. This has included heading the monitoring, evaluation and research department in an international aid organisation, providing consulting services to government agencies in Australia such as Medicare Australia and reporting on hospital performance at ACT Health.

Before commencing at the AIHW, Dr Webster was working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in remote Australia providing drug and alcohol and community development services. 

Bernice Cropper is our Group Head of the Health Systems Group. This Group focuses on the activity, performance and financing of the Australian health system. This includes maintaining the national hospitals data collections, producing the annual record on health spending in Australia, monitoring the performance and safety of the health system and reporting on activity in the medical, dental and pharmaceutical sectors.

Claire Sparke is our Group Head of the Data Governance & Integration Group, whose core functions include leading the development of the Institute's strategies for acquiring, managing, and integrating major data assets (linkage), managing key relationships across government in support of the public sector data agenda, managing central data governance functions of the Institute including privacy and secretariat of the AIHW Ethics Committee.

Claire has around 20 years’ experience working in health and social data, policy, and analysis, including many years with the AIHW as well as working at the Department of Employment, in a private research organisation and the Department of Health and Aged Care. Claire holds a post graduate qualification in Epidemiology.