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Palliative Care Australia appoints CEO

National palliative care peak body Palliative care Australia has announced the appointment of Rohan Greenland as its new chief executive officer.

Rohan Greenland

Mr Greenland comes from a government relations and public health advocacy background and most recently as general manager of advocacy at the National Heart Foundation. He was the foundation’s national director of government relations for over a decade.

His other roles include the director of public affairs at the Australian Medical Association and the political advisor to the Australian national and territory ministers.

Mr Greenland previously served on the board of ASH Australia, ACT Cancer Council, ACT Health Promotion Foundation and Focus ACT. He remains vice-president of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Talking with Mr Greenland this morning, he said he looked forward to promoting palliative care for all Australians and is encouraged by the work of his predecessors and all those involved in the delivery of palliative care.

“I am committed to delivering the key points in Palliative Care Australia’s strategic direction to ensure that all Australians with a life-limiting illness are able to access appropriate palliative care,” Mr Greenland said.

“I will work closely with our members, the palliative care sector, the community and governments to promote palliative care as a national health priority.”

Mr Greenland replaces former CEO Liz Callaghan, who announced in November she was stepping down to take on a role at the Australian Department of Health.