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    New Chair of MDFA Board appointed

    We welcome Mr Graeme Head AO.

    We welcome Mr Graeme Head AO as the new Chairman of the MDFA Board.

    Graeme is a Partner with EY Port Jackson Partners in Sydney and has had a lengthy and distinguished career in public policy and administration in both the Commonwealth and New South Wales public sectors.

    Over the past 26 years, Graeme has held CEO and Senior Executive positions at Government agencies including Commissioner of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Commissioner of the NSW Public Service Commission, Director General of the NSW Department of Commerce, and Chief Executive of the Sydney Catchment Authority.

    Graeme has also been a Senior Executive in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

    Graeme has deep experience in policy development, regulation and program management and has worked predominantly across three areas of the public sector: health and human services; environment and natural resource management; and central government.

    Graeme began his professional life as a nurse in the late 1970s and moved from nursing to health education and promotion in the mid-1980s, when he was involved in leading some of the early HIV prevention initiatives.

    “I am deeply passionate about improving the health outcomes for Australians, both systemically by working closely and collaboratively with Government, and by assisting MDFA through good governance to be a powerful voice for the macular disease community.”

    Mr Graeme Head AO

    “I have seen how this combination of influence can make changes to better the lives of many vulnerable people.”

    Graeme is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours in 2019.

    Posted: 22 February 2022

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