PHI 85/13

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about the Private Health Insurance Branch

Page last updated: 17 December 2013

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17 December 2013

New appointment to Private Health Insurance Branch

The Department of Health advises that Mr Shane Porter will commence as the Assistant Secretary, Private Health Insurance Branch, from 7 January 2014.

Mr Porter has extensive experience across the Health portfolio. He commenced as a graduate in the Department of Health in 2000, following which he worked on public hospital financing under the Australian Health Care Agreements; Commonwealth screening programs; genetics policy; diagnostic imaging and pathology under Medicare; and Medicare fees policy.

Promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2011, Mr Porter has had responsibility for Medicare financing and analysis; Commonwealth medical indemnity programs; and the Medical Services Advisory Committee.

Mr Porter holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in physiology. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, he worked in scientific research.

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