Statement by Public Health Association of Australia
The PHAA is delighted to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Terry Slevin, who will commence in May this year.
Adjunct Professor Slevin is one of Australia’s foremost experts in public health and health promotion, currently serving in the role of Director of Education and Research at Cancer Council Western Australia following several other roles at the Council since 1994.
He is also a notable member of the PHAA, being a Fellow of the Association and having previously served in the role of Vice President on the Board.
Announcing his appointment, Acting PHAA President Professor Heather Yeatman said, “Terry Slevin is an exceptional leader, and his combined knowledge of public health research, practice and policy will be an invaluable asset to the PHAA.”
“Terry was chosen through a highly competitive selection process from a field of outstanding candidates. The Board was seeking someone who has not only demonstrated strong leadership, but who also has a deep understanding of the unique challenges of public health advocacy in Australia and internationally,” Professor Yeatman said.
Professor Yeatman continued, “We have no doubt that Terry will rise to meet these challenges, drawing on his strong and varied experience in PHAA’s critical focus areas of prevention, health promotion and protection to lead the Association in its next chapter as Australia’s peak body for public health.”
“The PHAA looks forward to welcoming Terry to the role officially in May as a positive step in our organisation’s continuing development and working together on an ambitious agenda into the future,” Professor Yeatman said.
Adjunct Professor Slevin thanked Professor Yeatman saying, “I’m honoured to have been selected to lead the PHAA, an influential organisation which I’ve long supported and whose vision for a healthy Australia is aligned with my own. I am excited to head the important work of the Association as it continues to evolve and thrive in the spheres of research, advocacy and policy.”
“I would also like to thank the outgoing CEO Adjunct Professor Michael Moore, who has been a wonderful leader for the PHAA for the past decade and for public health generally over many more years. There are many people within and outside the field who are aware of his extraordinary achievements and contributions to health in Australia, and we wish him all the best in his retirement,” Adjunct Professor Slevin said.
The PHAA sincerely thanks Adjunct Professor Michael Moore for his service to the Association for the past ten years and looks forward to welcoming Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin to the role soon.
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Update on 30 March: Listen to retiring CEO Michael Moore’s reflection on his career in public health, in an interview with ABC radio in Canberra.
At Croakey News, we are pleased that Moore will continue contributing to public debate about health matters, including through articles for our readers.