Career

Ms Halton’s 33 year career in the public service includes the positions of Secretary of the Australian Department of Finance, Secretary of the Australian Department of Health, Secretary for the Department of Health and Ageing, and Executive Co-ordinator (Deputy Secretary) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She brings to the Board extensive experience in finance, insurance, risk management, information technology, human resources, health and ageing and public policy. She also has significant international experience.

Ms Halton has contributed extensively to community health through local and international organisations including the World Health Organisation and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council.

Relevant Other Directorships

Director: Clayton Utz (from 2017)

Member: Executive Board of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (from 2007). 

Board Member: Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Norway) (from 2016).

Public Policy Fellow: ANU Crawford School of Public Policy (from 2012).

Adjunct Professor: University of Sydney and University of Canberra.

Council Member: Australian Strategic Policy Institute (from 2016)

Relevant Former Directorships held in last three years, include

Former Chairman: OECD Asian Senior Budget Officials Network (from 2014-2016) and World Health Organisation Executive Board (2013-2014, Member 2012-2015).

Former Member: Melbourne Institute Advisory Board (2007-2015), the National E-Health Transition Authority (2005-2014) and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2002-2014).

Former Commissioner: Australian Sports Commission (2013-2014).

Age: 57 years. Residence: Canberra, Australia. Nationality: Australian.

 

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