Craig Gear

Chief Executive Officer, Older Persons Advocacy Network and Board Director, Aid for Africa Down Under

Craig is a health care consultant with over 20 years’ experience in senior management and within the
health sector. His goal is to work towards a better level of healthcare for all Australians and internationally.
Focussing on using his health, senior management and nursing knowledge to deliver value and
improvement – be that health advisory, volunteer governance or international community development
Craig has extensive experience in health service management and health consulting and was previously the
chair of the management board for Senior Rights Service NSW. He is also the director of a health
consulting firm focusing on primary care NGOs, ageing, mental health, eHealth and Aboriginal health.
Flowing from his background in nursing, he is passionate about connecting and improving the health
system for all Australians and also has previously held positions on a number of Non-Government
Organisations Boards. He was the inaugural chair of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and
previous chairperson of Seniors Rights Service in NSW.