Janet Anderson

Janet has been the Commissioner of the national Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission since the establishment of that organisation in January 2019. As Commissioner, she leads a workforce of around 750 staff across Australia with statutory responsibility for regulating the Commonwealth-funded aged care sector.

For over 25 years Janet has held executive leadership positions in a range of public service agencies at both Commonwealth and State levels, working in the areas of aged care and health care policy, strategy and planning.

Immediately prior to her appointment as Commissioner, Janet worked in the Northern Territory as the Deputy CEO, then acting CEO, of the Territory’s Department of Health. She also had responsibility for leading the NT government’s response to the Royal Commission into child protection and youth justice.

Prior to that, Janet worked as an executive in the Commonwealth Department of Health, the NSW Department of Health, and the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

In 2009, Janet was awarded a Public Service Medal for her contributions to health system policy.

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