Clinical Quality Registries Framework Review Advisory Group

A Clinical Quality Registries Framework Review Advisory Group has been convened, comprising members with relevant expertise and experience in the CQR sector. 

The role of the Advisory Group is to provide high-level guidance and advice on the review and update of the Framework.

List of Advisory Group members

Member name

Role title and organisation

Committee contribution


Mr James Downie

Chief Executive Officer, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)



Dr Robert Herkes

Chief Medical Officer, the Commission

Deputy Chair


Dr Anne Duggan

Clinical Director, Healthcare Variation, the Commission

Commission representative


Ms Catherine Katz

Director, Intergovernmental Relations, the Commission

Commission representative


Dr Adrian Webster

Head, Hospitals and Expenditure Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

AIHW representative


Ms Anna Flynn

Director, Policy Development, IHPA

IHPA representative


Ms Anne McKenzie AM

Head, Western Australia Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Consumer representative

Western Australia

Dr Audrey Koay

Executive Director, Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Department of Health (Western Australia)

Jurisdictional representative (Western Australia)

Western Australia

Professor David Pilcher

Chairman, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE)

CQR representative


Ms Di O'Kane

Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health

Jurisdictional representative (Queensland)


Mr Ian Bertram

Managing Vice President, Gartner

Corporate governance and artificial intelligence technology expert


Professor Ian Harris

Deputy Director, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR)

CQR representative


Professor John Beltrame AM

Chair, CADOSA Registry; Professor of Medicine - Michell Chair, Adelaide Medical School

CQR representative Clinician representative

South Australia

Dr Jodi Glading

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Health Professional Policy and Advisory Services Group, Department of Health (Tasmania)

Jurisdictional representative (Tasmania)


Dr Jui Tham

Medical Officer, Strategy and Development, Australian Health Service Alliance

Private health insurance sector representative


Ms Liz Hay

Director, Economics and Analysis, Strategic Reform and Planning Branch, Ministry of Health (New South Wales)

Jurisdictional representative (New South Wales)

New South Wales

Professor Meredith Makeham

Chief Medical Adviser, Australian Digital Health Agency

Australian Digital Health Agency representative


Ms Nicola Ware

CEO, Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation

Private hospital sector representative


Ms Paula Wilton

Director, Clinical Analytics and Outcomes Research, Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI)

Jurisdictional representative (Victoria)


Professor Paul Kelly

Chief Medical Adviser, Health Product Regulation Group

Health Products Regulation Group representative


Ms Sally Rayner

Director, Quality, Performance and Reporting Section, Health Economics and Modelling Branch, Australian Government Department of Health 

Australian Government Department of Health representative


Dr Sara Watson

A/Chief Medical Officer, Senior Director Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety, Department of Health (Northern Territory)

Jurisdictional representative (Northern Territory)

Northern Territory

Ms Sharon Smith

A/ED System Information & Analytics Branch, Ministry of Health (New South Wales)

Jurisdictional representative (New South Wales)

New South Wales

Professor Stephen McDonald

Director, Dialysis and Senior Staff Nephrologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Clinical Director of Renal Services for the Country Health region of SA Health and Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (ANZDATA)

CQR representative Clinician representative


Associate Professor Susannah Ahern

Member, Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry (APFPR) Steering Committee

Head, Registry Science and Research, Monash University

CQR representative


Ms Tina Hardin

Executive Director, Clinical Informatics, Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health, SA Health

Jurisdictional representative (South Australia)

South Australia

Ms Val Theisz

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Technology Association of Australia

Medical devices industry representative 


If you have any questions about the Clinical Quality Registries Framework Review  please contact Dr Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa and the project team via email at or phone 02 9126 3600.