The Department for Health and Welbeing assists the Minister to set the policy framework and strategic directions for health care in South Australia.
Our Chief Executive
Dr Robyn Lawrence is the Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing.
She is responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the governance, leadership and management of the South Australian health system. This includes being the direct employer of more than 45,000 staff and managing a budget of $7.4 billion.
Robyn has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior health care executive in predominantly change roles. She has led many transition projects, including capital developments and commissioning, cultural reform and governance changes.
She led the WA COVID-19 response as Deputy Chief Health Officer and Incident Controller and has a medical background and a strong focus on clinical governance and excellence in her most recent roles as Assistant Director General with the WA Department of Health.