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The work of Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is guided by a robust governance structure led by the PCA Board.

The PCA Board is elected by secret ballot for a three year term at alternate PCA Annual General Meetings.


Dr Jane Fischer (Board Chair) 

CEO/Medical Director, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem







Judy Hollingworth (Deputy Chair) 

Founder of Manning Valley Push for Palliative 






Philip Plummer (Treasurer)

Consultant, HLB Mann Judd






Professor Lindy Willmott

Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology







Helen Walker

Clinical Services Coordinator at Laurel Hospice in Adelaide






Mr Andrew Allsop 

Support Manager of the Psychosocial and Spiritual Service Hospice Care Service, SilverChain







Moira O’Connor

Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University, WA








Alec Wagstaff 

CEO, Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA) 





Annual General Meeting (AGM) Documents



PCA CEO Liz Callaghan with Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is Palliative Care Australia’s patron. He has been actively involved in supporting PCA in his role, giving generously of his time to support projects such as the Lone Pine Hospice Project in support of veterans and hosting events for National Palliative Care Week.

Learn more about His Excellency here.

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