Robert Griew has over 25 years of experience in health, education, Indigenous policy and public administration. Currently a Principal of Nous Group, he was previously Associate Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training.
Robert spent four years as CEO of the NT Department of Health and Community Services and also managed the Commonwealth Aged Care and Aboriginal Health programs. He has run his own consulting business in Aboriginal health and in relation to communicable diseases. He was CEO of the AIDS Council of NSW and a Board member of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, and has chaired the National Public Health Partnership and the committee responsible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Robert moved to the education sector in 2008. Since then he has worked in the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments in early childhood development, tertiary education, labour market strategy and Indigenous employment. Robert has also chaired ministerial advisory councils including the National Senior Officials’ Committee, which supports tertiary education ministers. Robert has degrees in education, public health and economic policy.
His past directorships include the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research, the National E‑Health Advisory Council, the NSW Legal Aid Commission and Australian Hearing. He served a term as a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council and has held conjoint appointments at ANU, the University of Sydney and UNSW.