The Administrator is a single independent statutory office holder, appointed to the position under legislation of the Commonwealth and each State and Territory.
Appointed on 17 July 2018, the current Administrator is Mr Michael Lambert. His career has covered four broad areas: public policy and finance in the NSW Treasury; investment banking; non–executive director roles; and working in areas related to the health sector.
Michael is a former senior executive in investment banking, working for a number of international investment banks and specialising in advising governments in Australia and overseas. Prior to that, he worked for the NSW Government for 17 years in a range of senior positions culminating in the role of Treasury Secretary.
Whilst working in NSW Government, Michael had oversight of the health sector. He has also held Non–Executive Directorships within the health sector, including the NSW Northern Suburbs Area Health Board and the NSW Cancer Council.
More recently Michael has held a number of non–executive director positions including with Energy Australia and the State Superannuation Fund.
He is currently a non–executive director with the Sax Institute and is acting as a pro bono senior advisor on health economics.
Michael holds an Honours and Masters degree in Economics, and a Masters in Philosophy. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Further details of the Administrator’s functions can be found in the Administrator’s Annual Report 2017–18.1 publichospitalfunding.gov.au/publications/annual‑reports