Barry Sandison

CEO of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Barry Sandison was appointed CEO of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in June 2016. With over 35 years’ experience in the public sector across more than 13 agencies, his expertise covers a wide range of health and welfare related work, with previous roles in both policy and service delivery. Since joining the Institute, Mr Sandison’s priorities have been on responding to the December 2015 NOUS Review of the Institute, sharpening the Institute’s strategic focus and developing key partnerships to maximise the use of its significant capabilities.

Prior to joining the Institute, Mr Sandison was a Deputy Secretary within the Australian Government Department of Human Services, where he undertook roles in both the Centrelink and Medicare elements of the Department and oversighting its strategic information management function. Prior to this role, Mr Sandison held senior executive roles in various other Commonwealth Departments.

Mr Sandison holds a Bachelor of Business Management, and is Board Chair for L’Arche Genesaret, an ACT community organisation providing supported accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities.