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Appointment of new Lowitja Institute CEO

Posted on: 7 May, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 2, April 2014 - June 2014
Related to Policies Research Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

The Chairperson and Board of the Lowitja Institute are delighted to announce that they have appointed Mr Romlie Mokak to the position of CEO. A lengthy and robust recruitment process has been undertaken over the past three months, resulting in an outstanding candidate now taking the helm at the Institute.

‘We are very much looking forward to Romlie joining us and taking our organisation into its next stage of evolution. We have seen how Romlie has built the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) and know that his skills will be well utilised in further building the Lowitja Institute to ensure we achieve our vision of equity in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,’ said Pat Anderson, Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute.

Romlie Mokak was born in Darwin, Northern Territory, his people are Djugun from Western Australia. More recently he has been based in Canberra. He has extensive experience working at community, state and commonwealth levels in a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy areas, including disability, ageing, population health, financing and substance use. Romlie is currently the CEO of AIDA and has built the organisation into a substantial and critical entity in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Romlie holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education. He has also completed the Australian and New Zealand Health Leadership Program.

Source: Lowitja Institute eBulletin

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