Month: April 2023

Executive Director Announcement

[Image: L-R Mallika Macleod, HCC Chair and Clare Mullen, HCC Executive Director]


After carrying out an external recruitment process the Health Consumers’ Council (HCC) WA Management Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director – Clare Mullen.

Clare has worked with Health Consumers’ Council since 2018, most recently in the role of Deputy Director. She has extensive understanding of health and social care systems with over 20 years’ experience in the UK and Australia. In the last 10 years she has held leadership roles in the WA Department of Health, the WA Primary Health Alliance and Health Consumers’ Council, giving her a deep understanding both of the complex issues facing our health and social care systems, as well as the lived experience of diverse consumers, carers and community members as they navigate these systems.

She is passionate and skilled at seeking innovative solutions to these challenges by bringing people who use these services together with people who work in these services in engaging ways that enable the strengths of each of these groups to be applied to the issue at hand. She also has considerable experience in advocating for consumer, carer, lived experience and community perspectives in a range of settings.

The Management Committee is looking forward to working with Clare in her new role.

The Management Committee would also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Interim Executive Director Rebecca Smith for leading HCC into 2023, and her willingness and ability to step in and support the team during the recruitment process. Rebecca will continue as a member of the HCC Leadership Team on an interim basis to support the transition.

Congratulations Clare!