Labor congratulates Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO on his appointment as Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Dr Haikerwal is a highly respected GP and extremely able administrator who has dedicated his life to improving the health of all Australians.
In 2011 he was made a member of the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to medical administration, to the promotion of public health through leadership roles with professional organisations, particularly the Australian Medical Association, to the reform of the Australian health system through the optimisation of information technology, and as a general practitioner.”
He is Chair of the World Medical Association and the Beyondblue National Doctors’ Mental Health Programme and a highly regarded former President of the Australian Medical Association.
His dedication and experience will be a great asset to the AIHW, Australia’s principal source of health and welfare data.