Cancer Australia congratulates new NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso AO

Release Date: 

12/02/2015

News Type: 

  • Announcement

Cancer Australia welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley, of the appointment of Professor Anne Kelso AO as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). 

Professor Kelso brings much distinction and experience to the role as a highly regarded researcher, whose work has informed health policy both within Australia and internationally.  Cancer Australia looks forward to working with Professor Kelso and NHMRC to improve the health of all Australians.

Professor Warwick Anderson AO steps down from NHMRC in March, having served in the role of CEO since 2006.  Cancer Australia congratulates Professor Anderson on his successful tenure at NHMRC and wishes him well in the future as Secretary General of the Human Frontier Science Program in Strasbourg. 

The Minister’s Media Release can be found at her website.