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Media release – Professor Christine Kilpatrick appointed as Commission Chair

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) welcomes the appointment of Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO as the Commission’s new Board Chair for a five-year term. 

Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, confirmed Professor Kilpatrick’s appointment as Commission Chair, effective 1 April 2024. 

Minister Butler also confirmed the appointment of several Commission Board Members, effective 1 April 2024, including: 

  • Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite – a leading health services and systems researcher with a strong international reputation and with deep knowledge of innovation and system reform culture.
  • Dr Alicia Veasey – a Torres Strait Islander obstetrician and gynaecologist with significant experience in First Nations advocacy in health care.
  • Ms Leanne Wells – a respected health advocate and former longstanding CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, who brings consumer advocacy and extensive governance experience.
  • Dr Helena Williams (reappointment) – a longstanding Board Member since 2012 with expertise in general practice as a practising GP, which is critical to the Commission’s focus on Primary Care. 



Media release – Professor Christine Kilpatrick appointed as Commission Chair

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