Former AMA President to head AIHW

31 Jul 2014

Former AMA President, eminent doctor, and leader in the medical profession, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, will be the new Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, said Dr Haikerwal is highly respected in medical circles, is an extremely experienced administrator and will be a great asset to the AIHW.

Dr Haikerwal is Chairperson of both the World Medical Association Council and the Beyondblue National Doctors’ Mental Health Programme, and is a member of the CSIRO Australian E-Health Research Committee. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2011.