Janet Anderson

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

Janet commenced as the inaugural Commissioner of the national Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1 January 2019.

For over 25 years she has held executive positions in a range of public service agencies at Commonwealth, State and regional levels, working in the areas of aged care and health care policy, strategy and planning.

Immediately prior to her appointment as Commissioner, Janet was Deputy CEO, and then acting CEO, of the Northern Territory Department of Health.  She also had responsibility for leading the NT government’s response to the Royal Commission into child protection and youth justice.

Prior to that, Janet worked as an executive in the Commonwealth Department of Health, the NSW Department of Health, and the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

In 2009, Janet was awarded a Public Service Medal for her contributions to health system policy.