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Pricing Authority

The Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority's board (the Pricing Authority) provides independent and transparent advice in relation to funding for public hospitals.

The main functions of the Pricing Authority are to determine the national efficient price and national efficient cost each year for healthcare services provided by public hospitals to inform decision makers in relation to funding of public hospitals.

The Pricing Authority consists of a Chair, Deputy Chair (Hospital Pricing), Deputy Chair (Aged Care Pricing) and up to six other members who have substantial expertise and knowledge in the provision health care as well as significant standing in the industry. All Pricing Authority members are appointed by the Commonwealth with the agreement of the states and territories.

The Pricing Authority is supported by a Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency.

Mr David Tune AO PSM (Chair)

Mr David Tune AO PSM was appointed Chair of the Pricing Authority with effect from 1 February 2022.

He was formerly the Chair of the Aged Care Sector Committee that provided advice to the Commonwealth Government on aged care from early 2015 to July 2021.

He has undertaken many reviews for the Commonwealth and state governments, including the Legislative Review of Aged Care in 2016. 

Mr Tune was Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Finance from 2009 until 2014.

Ms Jennifer Williams AM (Deputy Chair)

FAICD

Ms Jennifer Williams is a non-executive director and holds a number of Board positions including Chair of Northern Health and Chair of Yooralla.

Her other Board appointments are with Barwon Health and the Victorian Health Building Authority Advisory Board. She has previously held the positions of Chief Executive of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Chief Executive of Alfred Health and Chief Executive of Austin Health. 

She has considerable experience in the health sector over several decades working across the hospital, aged care and community sectors.

Mr Glenn Appleyard

Mr Glenn Appleyard was a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2011.

Glenn has held several senior positions within the public service including Deputy Secretary in the Tasmanian and Victorian Departments of Treasury and Finance and Regional Director for the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Tasmania. 

He was a member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission for 11 years and was the Chair of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator.

Ms Prudence Ford

Ms Prudence Ford is a member of the Health Consumers’ Council of Western Australia. She was an inaugural member of the Medical Board of Australia, and was previously a member of the National Blood Authority, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Brightwater Care Group Board (a provider of Aged and Disability Care Services) and the Western Australian Medical Board.

Prudence has had 30 years’ experience in the public service at Commonwealth and state levels. She has held senior executive positions in the (then) Commonwealth Departments of Community Services and Health, Finance, and the Attorney General and in the Western Australian Departments of Health and the Premier and Cabinet.

Dr Adam Coltzau

MBBS, BBioMedSC, DRANZCOG(Adv) FACRRM, FRACGP, AFRACMA

Dr Adam Coltzau is the director of medical services at St George Hospital in rural Queensland. 

He is a rural generalist with advanced skills in obstetrics and anaesthetics and is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine with extensive experience in hospital management and aged care.

He is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School and General practitioner training supervisor.

As the 2017 Queensland General Practitioner of the year, Adam is a former president and served on the boards of the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.

Adam has served as the inaugural chair of the Board of the Rural Doctors Foundation, a charity he helped set up to improve health services in rural Australia.

Distinguished Professor Jane Hall

Professor Jane Hall is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics in the Business School at the University of Technology, Sydney.

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Jane has worked across many areas of health economics, including funding and financing issues.

She has experience across a range of health policy issues in Australia and internationally.

Ms Jenny Richter AM

Ms Jenny Richter is a non-executive director and holds board positions with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Cancer Council SA (Deputy Chair), Cancer Council Australia (Deputy Chair) and the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (Deputy Chair), where she also chairs the Clinical Governance Board Sub-Committee.

Jenny has previously held a number of executive roles including five years as Deputy Chief Executive for SA Health and as Chief Executive Officer of Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She is also a past board member of ECH a South Australian aged care provider.

Dr Kate Taylor

MBBS MPH GAICD

Dr Kate Taylor is the Vice President of Eye Care Solutions for Revenio Group Oyj, the global leader in ophthalmic equipment and solutions that acquired Oculo, where Kate was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Oculo is a cloud-based clinical platform connecting eye care professionals and their patients. Before Oculo, Kate built the Global Health Initiative at the World Economic Forum and worked with McKinsey & Co. Her initial training was in medicine and public health.

Kate also serves as a member of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Clinical and Technical Advisory Committee. She was previously involved with the Board of the Mental Health Cooperative Research Centre in Australia, which researches early detection and treatment for dementias, and internationally with the Boards of Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB, and the GAVI Alliance.

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