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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent statutory authority set up by the Australian Government to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by providing reliable, regular, and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare. The Institute collects and reports information on a wide range of topics and issues, including health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, mental health to ageing, homelessness, disability, and child protection. Governments and the community use these reports and data to inform policy-making and programs relating to health, housing, and community service matters.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    14

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    5 June 1987

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Louise Markus 3 April 2017 13 December 2019
Deputy Chair Dr. Erin Lalor 14 December 2016 2 December 2021
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Barry Sandison 5 May 2016 4 May 2021
Member Dr. Zoran Bolevich 3 December 2018 12 December 2019
Member Ms. Luise McCulloch 4 February 2015 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Cathryn Ryan 3 December 2018 2 December 2023
Member Ms. Marilyn Chilvers 3 December 2018 12 December 2019
Member Christine Castley 3 December 2018 12 December 2019
Member Dr. Simone Ryan 3 December 2018 2 December 2023
Member Mr. Michael Perusco 3 December 2018 2 December 2023
Member Ms. Christine Gee 3 December 2018 2 December 2023
Member Ms. Christine Pascott 3 December 2018 2 December 2023
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