Chief Executive Officer

Haley Bennett BSc(Hons), PhD

Haley was appointed CEO in February 2022, having joined ACD in 2016 and held several roles including Deputy CEO from 2019.

Haley continues to lead significant growth and development across the College, having established the Member Services and Policy, Advocacy and Engagement portfolios, driving strategic innovation in training, governance, strategy, culture and operations, and building ACD’s external education business. Haley has extensive and international experience in health – in governance, strategy, communications, policy, stakeholder engagement and research.

Commencing her career in academia, Haley received a PhD from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney and held a post-doctoral research position in Glasgow, UK, before having various communications, policy and strategy roles in the commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors.

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