AHHA staff

Adj Prof Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive

Alison Verhoeven is Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia.  Alison has broad experience in health, education, corporate governance and communications, and has worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Health Transformation, Faculty of Health, Deakin University; and a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. Her international leadership roles include membership of the Executive Committee and Governing Council for the International Hospital Federation, and of the APEC Biopharmaceutical Working Group on EthicsContact


Adj Assoc Prof Rebecca Haddock, PhD

Director, Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research

Dr Rebecca Haddock is the Director of the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, the research arm of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. With a strong background in medical research, Rebecca is internationally recognised for her work in the field of obesity-related hypertension. Dr Haddock has previously held positions at the University of Oxford, University of New South Wales, Australian National University, the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research. Working across the university, government and not-for-profit sectors, Rebecca has extensive knowledge and practical skills in the areas of research, teaching, research policy development and governance, strategic communications, publishing, scientific evaluation and research translation. Rebecca holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the Australian National University. Contact


Murray Mansell

Chief Operating Officer

With 40 years' experience in executive management, Murray informs AHHA’s financial strategies and is responsible for managing financial controls, accounting procedures and reporting on the financial performance of AHHA as the organisation’s membership and services continue to grow. Contact



Lisa Robey

Engagement and Business Director

Lisa is the AHHA’s Engagement and Business Director. With a focus on the not-for-profit and advocacy sectors, Lisa specialises in creating value for organisations, building collaborative partnerships and engaging stakeholders for optimal quality outcomes. Lisa has worked across a variety of sectors including technology, start-up and health. She uses her broad range of experience in business development, project management, corporate governance, marketing and communications to bring a range of disparate information and concepts together to identify potential issues, risks and opportunities as well as develop novel solutions and deliver value. Lisa also lends her skills to a variety of charitable causes. In 2013 she was appointed as an ambassador to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation for whom she acts as the Canberra based event and media spokesperson.


Dr Linc Thurecht

Senior Research Director

Linc is AHHA’s senior research director and Associate Editor (Financing and Utilisation) of the Australian Health Review. Linc has worked extensively in academic, government and not-for-profit settings undertaking policy and economic analysis and modelling, quantitative data analysis and computer modelling of chronic disease, health services utilisation and social welfare programs. He represents AHHA on a range of national committees including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Statistical Advisory Committees and the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and at various Government review processes.Contact


Kylie Woolcock

Policy Director

Kylie Woolcock started her career as a pharmacist, before moving her focus into health workforce development and service implementation. She has extensive experience bringing the diverse views of stakeholders together with the evidence base to influence and effect change. She has worked with a range of health professions and service providers; from the perspectives of education, accreditation, policy, professional practice, clinical service provision, and regulation; and from a local region, national and international focus. She has postgraduate qualifications in health economics, training and management. Contact


Rahul Bhoyroo

Centre Executive, Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care 

Rahul is currently on secondment from Northern Territory PHN where he leads value-based commissioning in his role as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. Rahul has worked in the primary health sector as a Medical Practitioner before following his passion in public health. He also has a Master in Public Health (MPH), a Master in Health Administration (MHA) and he is an Associate Fellow with the Australian College of Health Service Management. Contact