Chief Executive Officer of Health Workforce Australia (HWA)
Mark Cormack was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of Health Workforce Australia in January, 2010, having worked in a number of capacities in and for the public health care sector for 30 years as a health professional, senior manager, policy maker, planner and industry advocate.
HWA is a Commonwealth statutory authority, established by the Council of Australian Governments in 2009 as the national workforce agency to plan, fund, research and deliver programs for the enhancement and development of Australia's health workforce.
Prior to taking up his current role, Mark was chief executive of ACT Health for four years. ACT Health is the Australian Capital Territory Government's agency responsible for the provision of public health, hospital and healthcare services to the ACT and region.
Mark has also filled a number of national roles in the public health care system, as a member of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC), Chair of the Health Policy Priorities Principal Committee of AHMAC, and board director of the National E Health Transition Authority.