RAHC Board


Dr Tony Austin AM - Chairperson

Dr Tony Austin retired from the position of Head, Defence Health Services in 2008. Tony has nearly thirty years of experience in the provision of healthcare in remote and austere environments using dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams.

Since his retirement he is now able to develop his interests in rural, remote and Indigenous health. He has first-hand experience of many of the problems facing this sector as he has lived and worked in many outer metropolitan and rural regions across Australia. This experience included some time with the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS). In 2001 he was a Director of the Hawkesbury Division of General Practice and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

Tony has recent Board experience working with the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, and the Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health. Tony currently chairs the National Advisory Committee on the Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service which reports directly to the Minister for Veterans Affairs.

Tony is also an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland and is an examiner with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Board Members

Glenn Keys AO, Co-Executive Chairman of Aspen Medical 

Glenn Keys is the Co-Executive Chairman of Aspen Medical. Glenn’s career covers a broad range of businesses, from start-ups to US multinationals. After a distinguished career in the Australian Army, where he covered a range of tasks, from test flying to managing all elements of the logistics support for Army aircraft, Glenn was responsible for the establishment of a number of new businesses, either as start-ups or as new business units in global corporations. Glenn has worked in a number of international locations, including Europe, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Glenn’s focus on customer service, coupled with detailed project management, has led to the success of a broad range of ventures.

Glenn also has a strong sense of community involvement, working closely with organisations such as the ACT Down Syndrome Association, BLITS and the Special Olympics ACT Region. Glenn is the founder and Chairman of Project Independence, a social housing development for people with an intellectual disability.

Glenn is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, and the International Test Pilots School in the UK, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.   He also sits on a number of Boards, including the National Disability Insurance Agency.

Louise Clark, Manager of Education and Training, Menzies School of Health Research

Louise Ann Clark has worked in the Northern Territory for the past 23 years, spending the first five years travelling to remote communities in North East Arnhemland as a remote nurse and Aboriginal Health Worker educator. This was followed by strategic policy roles in Aboriginal health, chronic diseases, remote health and health workforce development.

Louise has also led the Department of Health clinical learning division and is currently leading the Menzies School of Health Research education and training division which coordinates the post graduate public health and health research courses for Charles Darwin University.

Annette Owttrim RN

CSM, MBA, BApp Sc (Nursing), FACHSM, GAICD
Annette Owttrim is the General Manager Manager – Health Solutions at Aspen Medical and has high-level expertise in developing innovative health solutions for projects in remote and austere environments in Australia and overseas. Annette is a Registered Nurse and her clinical experience ranges across trauma, intensive care, general and community nursing.

In addition, Annette has an extensive understanding of Indigenous health issues and service delivery. She has been involved with RAHC since the original tender process in 2008.