Prof Allan Fels AO
Professor Allan Fels was Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), an institution established by the governments of Australia, New Zealand, the states and territories and 16 leading universities that educate and train senior public sector leaders.
He also is Chairman of the Haven Foundation, which seeks to provide accommodation and support for the long-term mentally ill.
Professor Fels was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from 1995 to 2003 and before that Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission and Chairman of the Prices Surveillance Authority.
In 2008-2009 he was a member of the Australian Government Disability Investment Group which first proposed the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
In the field of mental health Professor Fels serves or has served on a number of government advisory boards. He also is patron of many mental health networks. He was a member of the Bayside Health Board for a number of years. Professor Fels is a long-term advocate of mental health policy reform and a carer for his daughter.
"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."
Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
The Chair presenting at the National Press Club in August 2012.
Read his address.