Ms Janet Anderson

Ms Janet Anderson is a career public servant who for the last 20 years has held a range of executive positions at Commonwealth, State and regional levels, working in the areas of health and aged care policy, strategy and planning.  

After stints in the NSW Department of Health, the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Commonwealth Department of Health, Ms Anderson took up the position of Deputy CEO, and then acting CEO, of the Northern Territory Department of Health.  

Immediately before her appointment as inaugural Commissioner of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission in January this year, Ms Anderson was Chief Co-ordinator with overall responsibility for leading the Northern Territory Government’s response to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.  

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