The appointment has not been officially confirmed, however, and Moodie has not responded to my query on the matter. (I will check with the Department of Health and Ageing, and keep you posted.)
As you may have seen, the Fairfax and Murdoch press have been running prominent advertisements for the position. It seems a nigh impossible ask to have a permanent CEO in place for the organisational birth, scheduled for January 1.
As Margo Saunders reported recently, there are concerns in some quarters that the Department of Health and Ageing is keen to exert close control over the agency.
Update, 21 Dec:
This email has arrived from Rob Moodie: “Sorry not true. There was a bit of confusion….”
But also this email from another, well-placed source: I understand Rob had agreed to be chair of an interim board, not acting CEO, he has indicated that he is not interested in being acting CEO or CEO.
Meanwhile, two email queries have drawn no response at all from DoHA media people…
Presumably there will be more Agency news very soon.