Dr Teresa Anderson has worked in the NSW public health system for more than 30 years. She is currently the Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District, providing services to almost 700,000 people living within Sydney and beyond. Dr Anderson has extensive experience as a clinician, manager and health service leader and has a well established reputation for implementing strategies to foster innovation and best practice. Previous positions held were:
- Director, Clinical Operations, Sydney South West Area Health Service;
- General Manager, Liverpool Hospital; and
- Director of Community and Allied Health Services for the Liverpool Health Service.
Dr Anderson is focussed on supporting collaboration and building partnerships to provide excellent health care and is widely acknowledged for supporting and mentoring her staff in fostering new ideas and drive efficiencies and best practice. This was recognised with the District’s eMR and eMeds program winning the Minister of Heath’s Award for Innovation in 2015 and the Prime Minister’s 2016 Silver Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management. She continues to develop programs and services to support and improve the health and wellbeing of all people in the community.
In the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours, Dr Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to community health and to public administration in New South Wales as a clinician, manager and health service executive.