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Chief Executive

Dr Teresa Anderson AM, Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District
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Dr Teresa Anderson AM 
FIPAA, B.App Science (Speech Pathology) PhD

Dr Teresa Anderson is the Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District, one of the leading public health services in Australia. She has more than 35 years of experience as a clinician and health service executive. She has a well-established reputation for implementing strategies to foster innovation and best practice, supporting collaboration and building partnerships, to provide excellent healthcare to almost 740,000 people living within Sydney Local Health District and the million people who come into the District each day to work, study and visit.

Dr Anderson is a Speech Pathologist, internationally recognised for her specialist knowledge and skills in the research, assessment and management of paediatric and adult dysphagia, early communication development, early childhood development and early intervention. 

In the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Dr Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her service to community health and to public administration in New South Wales as a clinician, manager and health service executive.

She continues to develop programs and services to support and improve the health and wellbeing of all people in the community.

Dr Anderson is a Vice President and has been made a Fellow of the NSW Institute of Public Administration Australia, a member of seven Medical Research, Health and PHN boards and is an active member of the Sydney Health Partners Governing Council and Executive Management Group, one of the first four centres in Australia designated by NHMRC as an Advanced Health Research Translation Centre.

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