Leanne Wells
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CEO, Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Leanne has held executive positions in federal government and non-government organisations. She is a national recognised leader in health care policy and research translation.

Leanne is the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and previously served as CEO of national peak and local service delivery organisations in the primary care sector. She is a health advocate and service executive with over thirty years’ experience in health and social policy, program, and service development.

She has broad governance experience and holds directorships on several for-purpose, not-for-profit organisations.

Leanne has a long-standing interest in patient safety and quality and is chair of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare’s (ACSQHC) Patient Advisory Group. She negotiated the first ever Working Together Agreement between CHF and NPS MedicineWise and co-convened a Medicines Safety Roundtable with the Pharmaceutical Society in 2019.

She has several advisory appointments including the Commonwealth’s Primary Health Care Advisory Group, the National Preventative Strategy Advisory Committee, and the OECD PaRIS Patient Advisory Panel.

Leanne has tertiary qualifications in communications and business and is a member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.