Chair – Professor Judi Walker

The experience I bring to health consumerism and community engagement comes from being a consumer of health services with hands-on understanding, a reformist trainer and voice for medical and allied health professionals, a researcher in epidemiology, health policy and health systems, a health education executive, an experienced not-for-profit health board director, and a voice for rural and regional health.

Deputy Chair – Alison Lai

Alison is currently the CEO of the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania following a 25 year career spanning the Tasmanian private, public and not-for-profit sectors. As a past consumer and community representative, Alison is a passionate advocate for developing strong and meaningful relationships between government and the communities they seek to assist.

Secretary – Antony Logan

Antony has been practicing as a Barrister and Solicitor since 1995. He commenced practice with Dobson Mitchell and Allport before moving to join Hunt & Hunt, the first national firm to open in Hobart.  Antony was made a partner of Hunt & Hunt in 2005.  In 2016 he and his team joined prominent national firm HWL Ebsworth to open their first office in Tasmania.

Antony practices primarily for corporate, public and private sector clients in the areas of property, corporate, commercial, banking and finance and contracts law.

Nicole Grose

Nicole has a wealth of experience in the provision of a broad range of community health services. Working extensively in Rural Tasmania, Nicole has a thorough understanding of the social and economic challenges for people living and working in rural and regional areas and is passionate about health equity, consumer advocacy and wellbeing outcomes. Currently serving on the Primary Health Tasmania Community Advisory Council, Nicole is also the community representative on the Health Council of Tasmania. Nicole is an Associate Fellow for the Australian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC) and is the Manager of Primary Health Care for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania.

John Richard Pauley

John has considerable experience in all levels of government and brings strong consumer focused engagement and consultation skills to the Board.

John is Vice President COTA Tasmania since 2017 and member of the COTA Tasmania Board since 2015; Chairman of TBA Services Pty Ltd since 2010 and was invited to join the Executive of the Tasmanian Association of State Service Superannuants this year.


We would like to offer our special thanks to the Implementation Advisory Group who guided us through our first year. Their commitment, passion and advice have made this project possible. They have worked on a range of issues, including the establishment of our founding principles, our statewide consultations, and developing a governance structure. The members of our Implementation Advisory Group have been health consumer representatives: Mathew Etherington, Claire Hadolt, Kate Griggs, Anita Campbell, Darren Jiggins, John Pauley, and Elida Meadows. Community organisation representatives were: Sue Leitch (COTA – Council on The Aging), David Brennan/Simone Favelle (Carers Tasmania), Graeme Lynch (Heart Foundation), Klaus Baur (Flourish Tasmania), Penny Egan (Cancer Council Tasmania), Charlie Burton (TasCOSS) with auspice support provided by Leanne Wells (Consumer Health Forum – Canberra).