The executive conversations series commenced in mid-2011. These roundtable discussions provide an opportunity for invited representatives from various organisations to meet with a leader in public health advocacy, often from interstate and overseas. Previous conversations have featured:

  • The Hon Catherine King MP, Shadow Federal Minister for Health;
  • Steve McCutcheon, CEO, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ):
  • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the UK Alcohol Health Alliance & President of the Royal College of Physicians of London 2006-2010;
  • Dr Chris Reynolds, legislation specialist based in SA;
  • Obesity prevention experts Tim Lobstein and Jane Landon from the UK;
  • Dr Shelley Bowen, Senior Public Health Advisor Prevention and Population Health, Department of Health Victoria;
  • Dr Angela Pratt, former Chief of Staff to Nicola Roxon;
  • WA Minister for Health Roger Cook MLA; and
  • WA Under-Treasurer Tim Marney

The discussions are a less formal way for health professionals to gain a better understanding of advocacy processes, such as the current state of play in health policy, or to gain an insight into the successful advocacy activities happening interstate or overseas.

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Invited guests speak with Steve McCutcheon, CEO, FSANZ