Mrs Leanne Wells

Mrs Leanne Wells – plenary chair

Mrs Leanne Wells is the Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia. She is a health advocate and service executive with over thirty years’ experience in health and social policy, program and service development. Mrs Wells has held executive positions within federal government and in national and state non-government organisations. Mrs Wells is Board Director of Coordinare South East New South Wales’ Primary Health Network, the Ozhelp Foundation, PainAustralia and the Australian Pharmacy Council. She is the Independent Chair of Coordinare’s Community Advisory Committee. She has several advisory appointments including the Commonwealth’s Primary Health Care Advisory Group, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation’s International Expert Advisory Committee and the Primary Care Committee of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare’s Board. Mrs Wells has tertiary qualifications in communications and business. She is a member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.