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David Kalisch David Kalisch

David Kalisch was appointed Director (CEO) of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in December 2010. David is an economist with around 30 years experience across a range of social policy issues, including labour markets, employment programs, retirement incomes, welfare policy and programs, family and children's services, and health policy. This has included roles in policy development, research and analysis and public sector program management, generally in the Commonwealth government.

His recent work experience has included appointments as a Commissioner at the Productivity Commission, Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and senior executive roles in the Department of Family and Community Services, Social Security and Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has also worked in a number of Divisions of the OECD in Paris, and as Principal Advisor to a previous Commonwealth Minister for Social Security.

[The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare is the Commonwealth Statutory Authority devoted to information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare. It is required to produce a report on Australia's health and Australia's welfare every two years, and produces around 150 reports annually on health and welfare matters.]