Work With Purpose

Monday July 20, 2020

Road to recovery with Jane Halton AO PSM

In the closing days of March this year, the Government formed the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) giving it a very clear remit to minimise and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on communities and business.

In this episode, we speak with Jane Halton AO PSM, one of the four NCCC Executive Board of Commissioners, hand-picked for their expertise across government, private and not-for-profit sectors.

During her 33 years in the Australian Public Service, Jane served for 15 years as Secretary of the Departments of Finance and Health (and Ageing); as well as Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and has held significant roles in Global Health Governance including as Chair of the board of the World Health Organisation.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Recognising the significance of the pandemic as it unfolded across the globe.
  • What the NCCC has achieved over recent months.
  • Funding and creating the COVAX Facility.
  • The planned distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Working with industry to streamline delivery during the pandemic.
  • Maintaining personal resilience.

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    Jane Halton AO PSM

    Commissioner NCCC Executive Board

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