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Overview of governance

The AIHW is a corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and is a body corporate with separate legal entity from the Commonwealth.

A 12-member board, chaired by Mrs Louise Markus, is the accountable authority of the AIHW. The AIHW Board sets our strategic directions and is responsible for fulfilling its functions under the AIHW Act.

The AIHW Act and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Ethics Committee) Regulations 2018 establishes our Ethics Committee and sets out its functions and membership (see Chapter 4: Our governance).