Louise has over 18 years’ experience in the Australian Public Service, holding positions across health, disability and communications portfolios.
Louise started her career as a registered nurse and brings a pragmatic, reform-focused vision for aged care. She has a strong understanding of the dedication of aged care workers and is committed to providing the workforce with the recognition and opportunities it deserves.
The health care needs of older Australians is an important issue for Louise. 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. She led change management across aged care reforms, including internal and external stakeholder engagement.
Louise holds a communications degree, an Executive Masters in Public Administration and has recent experience in leading National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) negotiations on mainstream interface issues including health and mental health.