Dr Diane Watson

Chief Executive Officer @ Victorian Agency for Health Information

Dr Diane Watson is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Victorian Agency for Health Information. Previously, Dr Watson was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Performance Authority which was established by all Australian governments to monitor, and report on, the performance of 1000+ public and private hospitals and 300+ health regions.

Dr Watson was also the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Bureau of Health Information. She has 20 years of senior management experience in leading organisational change – between 1993 and 2016 as chief executive or second-in-charge responsible for establishing five new organisations and overseeing the merger of a further two health information organisations. In these and prior roles, she has set the future direction of high profile, board governed agencies and inspired a strong sense of purpose among a highly talented and specialised workforce.