Janet Anderson PSM

First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division, Department of Health and Aged Care

Biography

Janet was appointed as our inaugural Commissioner in January 2019 having held leadership positions in Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies for more than 20 years, working in the areas of health and aged care policy, strategy and planning.

After stints in the NSW Department of Health, the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Commonwealth Department of Health, Janet took up the position of Deputy CEO, and then acting CEO, of the Northern Territory Department of Health. While in the Northern Territory, she led the government’s response to the Royal Commission into child protection and youth justice.

In 2009, Janet was awarded a Public Service Medal for her significant contributions to health policy development and reform – contributions she has continued to build on here at the Commission through the current program of aged care sector reforms.

The Commissioner is supported by an experienced Executive Leadership team and a diverse, highly skilled and experienced staff.