Board Chair welcomes new AIHW Director
At the 23 June Board meeting, the Chairman of the Board of the AIHW, Dr Mukesh C Haikerwal AO, along with the other Board members, welcomed the appointment of Mr Barry Sandison as the new Director of the AIIHW.
Dr Haikerwal said, 'Barry Sandison brings a wealth of experience to the AIHW, joining the Institute from the Department of Human Services where he held the role of Deputy Secretary, Health and Information. His knowledge and experience are both broad and deep, with over 30 years in the public sector in more than a dozen agencies including Employment and Workplace Relations and Commonwealth Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.'
'The Board and I are looking forward to working with Mr Sandison to steer a significant program of change for the AIHW, which will enhance current work and practices built on the solid, well-earned reputation for ethical and respectful engagement with stakeholders and on the quality and standard of our work.'
Dr Haikerwal thanked the management and staff of the AIHW for continuing to produce reports of an excellent standard on a wide range of health and welfare subjects that have informed meaningful discussions about Australia's health and welfare for nearly 30 years.
Mr Sandison started work as the Director (CEO) of the AIHW on 20 June 2016.
The AIHW Board is currently comprised of the following members:
Mr Barry Sandison
Ms Luise McCulloch
Mr Paul Madden
Dr Lyn Roberts AO
Dr Erin Lalor
Mr Michael Perusco
Mr Andrew Goodsall
Mr David Conry
Mr Philip Fagan-Schmidt
Ms Marilyn Chilvers
Dr Zoran Bolevich.