Gillian has held senior executive positions in Australia and New Zealand and consults in more than 40 countries. Her previous senior executive positions include:
• Assistant Secretary in the Australian Federal Health and Community Services Department;
• Chief Executive of the then Royal Canberra Hospital;
• Head ACT Health Department and Tasmanian Health & Community Services Department; and
• Deputy Director General in New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.
Gillian has been the chair or member of numerous boards and committees from the National Health and Medical Research Council to the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council. She is currently Chair of the WHO Western Pacific Region Technical Advisory Group on Universal Health Coverage.
Gillian was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2016 for her work for and advice to state, national and international organisations in the health sector, and was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal in 2010 for her outstanding services to the Australian health sector.
She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the University of New South Wales and the University of California, San Francisco where she was a W.K. Kellogg Fellow and gave the valedictorian address.
Gillian has a particular interest in leadership and management, change management, organisation and health system development, and clinical excellence to support individual and population health outcomes.