Patricia Faulkner AO


Patricia Faulkner AO
CEW Member

National Health Performance Authority

Patricia is a company director and business consultant with extensive senior executive experience across a range of sectors including health, welfare, telecommunications, government, superannuation, and professional services.

Patricia currently chairs the Boards of National Health Performance Authority, Public Transport Victoria, Jesuit Social Services and Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. She sits on the Commonwealth Grants Commission, the St Vincent's Healthcare Board, the Committee for Economic Development in Australia Board, the Melbourne Theatre Company Board and the Melbourne Racing Club Committee.

In 2015, she was appointed Deputy Commissioner to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Patricia was a previous National Partner-in-Charge, Health Sector at KPMG and a previous Secretary of the Victorian Government Department of Human Services. She held a number of roles with the Victorian Government over a period of more than 20 years. She has held a diverse range of high level positions, including Secretary, Department of Human Services (Victoria) from 2000-07, Director of Consumer Affairs (Victoria) and Director of Occupational Health and Safety. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Executives and a National Fellow of IPAA.

Patricia's other previous positions of note include: Chair of the Board Peter Mac, Chair of the Australian Social Inclusion Board, Director of VMIA, member of the Companies and Securities Advisory Committee, Chair of the EPAC Enquiry into Childcare in Australia, Director, Vic Super, Superpartners, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival Board.

Patricia was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to the community through the development and implementation of public policy relating to health, aged care, children's services, disability services and housing. In 2013 Patricia was recognised with an Honorary Doctorate from Monash University.

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