Louise O’Neil

CEO, Palliative Care Queensland


Louise O’Neill is the CEO at Palliative Care Queensland, a leading charity and peak body in Australia.

She started her career as a Registered Nurse and has over 18 years of experience in the Australian Public Service, holding positions across health, disability and communications portfolios.

Louise has a Communications degree and an Executive Masters in Public Administration, and most recently held the position of CEO of the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council.

During her earlier years in the Department of Health, Louise was responsible for reviewing aspects of the end-to-end aged care system to inform future government policy. She played an integral role in designing the Living Longer Living Better reforms of 2012 including the Addressing Workforce Pressures measure.

Louise has a pragmatic reform-focused vision for palliative care as well as a strong understanding of the policy setting for palliative care in Queensland. She is dedicated to supporting all palliative care professionals and volunteers to ensure that all Queenslanders have access to quality care at the end of life.