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Chief Executive Officer

Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan

Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2023, in recognition of her breadth of knowledge and leadership experience across a range of healthcare settings.

As a practicing clinician, policy maker and health sector leader, Professor Duggan has gained an in-depth understanding of the complex issues surrounding safety and quality in health care.

Professor Duggan was Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Commission from early 2021 and prior to this appointment, she was Clinical Director and Senior Medical Advisor from 2014.

Before joining the Commission, Professor Duggan was Director, Clinical Governance, with the Hunter New England Local Health District. She is a highly respected gastroenterologist and is also Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle.

Professor Duggan works closely with jurisdictional stakeholders, colleges and peak bodies, and she has represented the Commission in a range of forums.

She is currently Chair of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Advisory Committee.

Professor Duggan also has a leadership role on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority, and previously had a role on the Medical Board Expert Panel relating to the review of cosmetic surgery.


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