National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board

National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board
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Board overview
Formed25 March 2020
JurisdictionAustralian Government
Board executive
  • Neville Power, Chair
Parent departmentDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Websitepmc.gov.au/ncc

The National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board (NCC) is the Australian Government strategic advisory board for the national economic recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Originally formed as the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission on 25 March 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the body as responsible for advising the government on public–private partnerships and coordination to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the pandemic in Australia.[2][3][4][5] On 22 July 2020, the commission was renamed to the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board to better reflect the advisory, not executive, nature of the body.[1][6]

Executive Board membership

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that membership of the Executive Board of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission would consist of leaders from the private and public sectors.[7]

The roles and membership were changed on 22 July 2020, with the commission becoming an advisory board. Entering into advisory roles were: Jane Halton, Paul Little, Catherine Tanna, David Thodey, Laura Berry, Samantha Hogg, Su McCluskey, Bao Hoang, Mike Hirst, and Paul Howes. In addition, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Philip Gaetjens, and Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs Mike Pezzullo, assist the board.[1]

PositionOffice holderBackground
ChairNeville PowerFormer CEO of Fortescue Metals Group[8]
Deputy ChairDavid ThodeyChair of the CSIRO and former CEO of Telstra[8]
CommissionerJane HaltonFormer Secretary of the Department of Finance and the Department of Health, Chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations[8]
CommissionerPaul LittleFormer Managing Director of Toll Group[8]
CommissionerCatherine TannaManaging Director of EnergyAustralia[8]
CommissionerPhilip GaetjensSecretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet[8]
CommissionerMike PezzulloSecretary of the Department of Home Affairs[8]

Greg Combet was an inaugural commissioner for the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission but departed the board in July 2020.[9][8]

Secretariat

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides secretariat support functions for the NCC.

See also

  • Australian Health Protection Principal Committee
  • Council of Australian Governments
  • National Cabinet

References

  1. ^ a b c "NCC". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. July 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. ^ Sprague, Julie-anne (25 March 2020). "Nev Power to lead COVID-19 commission". Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  3. ^ McCauley, Dana (25 March 2020). "Morrison launches COVID-19 Coordination Commission, cancels non-urgent surgery". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  4. ^ "National COVID-19 Coordination Commission [Media Release]". Prime Minister's Office. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Shannon (25 March 2020). "National COVID-19 Coordination Commission established". The Mandarin. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  6. ^ "'New mode' Commission to concentrate efforts on recovery". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia). 27 July 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Announcement of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC)". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia). 25 March 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Commissioners and Key Staff". National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  9. ^ Simons, Margaret (25–31 July 2020). "Mysterious Mr Power, architect of our recovery". The Saturday Paper. Retrieved 28 July 2020.

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The new logo of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board after its rebranding on 22 July 2020.