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Le Smith

National Manager Population Health & Wellbeing and General Manager NT

Le Smith has over 27 years’ experience in the health sector and through senior executive and leadership roles, bringing strong experience and expertise in primary health care, health equity, cross cultural health, commissioning, and governance. 

Her driving passion in health equity, social justice and human rights has seen a keen focus on working in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders and structurally disadvantaged groups to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes. 

Le is an Honorary Research Fellow of Menzies School of Health Research and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Flinders University College of Medicine & Public Health. 

She has held a range of executive board positions and sat on a range of National and Northern Territory strategic advisory committees and governance groups across a range of health topics including the National Rheumatic Fever Strategy Joint Advisory Committee, National Mental Health Workforce Strategy Taskforce, NT Transition to Community Control Steering Committees and NT Chronic Conditions Strategy.

With 17 years of living and working across urban, rural and remote regions of the Northern Territory, she is a committed advocate for the Northern Territory and its wonderful peoples, places, and cultures.

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Last updated13 March 2024