Colleen has extensive experience as an executive and senior manager. Operating through the Australian and Tasmanian Governments in numerous positions and managing a large range of complex projects, her unique and diverse career experience has led to her current position as CEO of Palliative Care Tasmania. Proudly supporting the Tasmanian community sector throughout her work, Colleen is a strong advocate for advance care planning. 

Under Colleen’s leadership, Palliative Care Tasmania is an active proponent of advance care planning in Tasmania and nationally.  The Palliative Care Tasmania team continue to strive for achievements in advance care planning and have played a key role in educating thousands of community members and services providers, and legislating advance care directives in Tasmania. Setting out a distinguished but achievable goal, Colleen would like to see every Tasmanian over the age of 30, have an advance care directive.