Department of Health Annual Report 2016-17

Part 1.3: Structure Chart

Page last updated: 19 October 2017

The Department's current structure chart is as at 30 June 2017. The current structure chart is available at: the Department of health website

The Structure Chart provides the organisational structure as at 30 June 2017. Business areas are listed in the first column, read across the table to find out the type of business area and who the business area reports to. The Structure Chart provides the organisational structure as at 30 June 2017. Business areas are listed in the first column, read across the table to find out the type of business area and who the business area reports to.

The Structure Chart provides the organisational structure as at 30 June 2017. Business areas are listed in the first column, read across the table to find out the type of business area and who the business area reports to.
Business AreaTypeReports to
Department of HealthSecretaryThe Minister for Health
Office of the SecretaryBranchSecretary, Martin Bowles
Health ProtectionGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Office of Health ProtectionDivisionChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
Health Protection PolicyBranchChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
Health Emergency ManagementBranchChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
ImmunisationBranchChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
Deputy Chief Medical OfficerAdviserChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserChief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy
Strategic Policy and InnovationGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Research Data and EvaluationDivisionDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health and Medical ResearchBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health AnalyticsBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health System FinancingBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Performance, Evaluation and QualityBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health ServicesDivisionDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Primary HealthcareBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Hospitals and Acute ServicesBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Mental Health Early InterventionBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Mental Health ServicesBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Primary Health NetworksBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health Systems PolicyDivisionDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Portfolio Strategies, Engagement and CoordinationBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
International StrategiesBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Best Practice RegulationBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Strategic PolicyBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Primary Care Reform and ImplementationBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Digital HealthBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Principal AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Chief Nurse and Midwifery OfficerAdviserDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health Adviser GenevaAdviserDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Office of the Gene Technology RegulatorDivisionThe Minister for Health
Regulatory Practice and ComplianceBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
EvaluationBranchDeputy Secretary, Strategic Policy and Innovation Group, Mark Cormack
Health Benefits GroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Provider Benefits IntegrityDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
OperationsBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
SystemsBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
AnalyticsBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Office of Chemical Safety (incorporating NICNAS)DivisionThe Minister for Health
NICNASBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Medical BenefitsDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Medical Specialist ServicesBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Office of Hearing ServicesBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Primary Care and DiagnosticsBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Medicare Reviews UnitBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Internal Office of Health Technology AssessmentBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Pharmaceutical BenefitsDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Pharmaceutical PolicyBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Pharmaceutical EvaluationBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Pharmaceutical AccessBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Private Health InsuranceBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Benefits Group, Andrew Stuart
Chief Operating OfficerGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Portfolio InvestmentDivisionChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Chief Financial OfficerBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Chief Budget OfficerBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Financial Business SupportBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Shared Services BranchBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
IntegrityBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Organisational PerformanceBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
AdviserAdviserChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Health State NetworkDivisionChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Grants OfficeBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Capital and AssessmentBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Grants ManagementBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Grants ManagementBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
South Australia/Northern TerritoryBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
VictoriaBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Western AustraliaBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
QueenslandBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
TasmaniaBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
New South Wales/Australian Capital TerritoryBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
People, Capability and CommunicationDivisionChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Ministerial, Parliamentary Exec Support and GovernanceBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
PeopleBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
CapabilityBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
CommunicationBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Information TechnologyDivisionChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Enterprise SolutionsBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
IT Strategy and GovernanceBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Service Management and OptimisationBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Information Knowledge ManagementBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Regulatory Knowledge and Technology  ServicesBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
LegalDivisionChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Legal Services BranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Legal ServicesBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Regulatory Legal ServicesBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Medicare and Aged Care PaymentsDivisionChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
EngagementBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Solution SourcingBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Business TransformationBranchChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Principal AdviserAdviserChief Operating Officer, Alison Larkins
Ageing and Aged CareGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Ageing and Aged Care ServicesDivisionDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Residential and Flexible CareBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Home Support BranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Ageing and Sector SupportBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Aged Care Policy and RegulationDivisionDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Aged Care PolicyBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Funding PolicyBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Prudential and Approved Provider RegulationBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Aged Care Access and QualityDivisionDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
My Aged Care OperationsBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Home Care ReformBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Access ReformBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Quality ReformBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Aged Care Complaints CommissionerDivisionThe Minister for Health
Governance, Education and StrategyBranchDeputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Dr Margot McCarthy
Aged Care Pricing CommissionerDivisionThe Minister for Health
National Program DeliveryGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Population Health and SportDivisionActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Preventive Health PolicyBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Office for SportBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Sport Integrity AdviserAdviserActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Cancer and Palliative CareBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Tobacco ControlBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Drug StrategyBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Indigenous HealthDivisionActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Programme, Services and Access SupportBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Strategy and EvidenceBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Health Programmes and Sector DevelopmentBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Health WorkforceDivisionActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Health TrainingBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Rural AccessBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Health Workforce ReformBranchActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Senior Medical AdviserAdviserActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Senior Medical AdviserAdviserActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
AdviserAdviserActing Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery Group, Dr Lisa Studdert
Health Products RegulationGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
Medicines RegulationDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Prescription Medicines AuthorisationBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Complementary and OTC MedicinesBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Pharmacovigilance and Special AccessBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Scientific EvaluationBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Senior Medical AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Medical Devices and Product QualityDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Medical DevicesBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
LaboratoriesBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Manufacturing QualityBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Regulatory Practice and SupportDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Regulatory Services and ImprovementBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Regulatory Engagement and PlanningBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Regulatory Practice, Education and ComplianceBranchDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Principal Legal and Policy AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Principal Medical AdviserAdviserDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Senior Adviser, Regulatory ReformsAdviserDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Office of Drug ControlDivisionDeputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt
Strategic Health Systems and Information ManagementGroupSecretary, Martin Bowles
National Cancer Screening ProgramDivisionSpecial Adviser, Strategic Health Systems and Information Management Group, Paul Madden
Stakeholder Change and AdoptionBranchSpecial Adviser, Strategic Health Systems and Information Management Group, Paul Madden
National Cancer Screening RegisterBranchSpecial Adviser, Strategic Health Systems and Information Management Group, Paul Madden