Our Chief Executive Officer

Latest update: 01 November 2011

Louise Sylvan

Louise Sylvan

Louise Sylvan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency.

Louise was a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission and previously Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where she was appointed for her expertise in consumer affairs.

Formerly the Chief Executive of the Australian Consumers' Association (ACA) and President of Consumers International, Louise is well known for enhancing consumer rights across a range of areas including health, food safety, financial services, and in competition and consumer policy.

Louise chaired the OECD's work on Economics for Consumer Policy, and currently serves on the federal government's Australian Statistics Advisory Council to the ABS. She chairs Bush Heritage Australia and serves as a member of the Board of the new Social Enterprise Fund Australia. She was formerly Deputy President of the Council of the Medical Foundation of the University of Sydney, and on the UNSW Board of the Diplomacy Training Program, established by The Hon Jose Ramos Horta. Other memberships include six years on the Australian Prime Minister's Economic Planning Advisory Council, the E-Commerce Advisory Council and the Self-Regulation Task Force.

Louise has a BA and MPA from universities in her homeland, Canada. She immigrated to Australia in 1983.

Interim Chief Executive Officers

Dr Rhonda Galbally - from 1 January to 30 June 2011
Dr Lisa Studdert - from 1 August to 20 September 2011