Rosemary Calder is a respected Australian health and social policy expert. She has held positions as a senior executive in health policy and administration in both state and Australian government departments of health and was head of the Office for the Status of Women in the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2000 to 2003. Rosemary has also served as Chief of Staff to a state Minister for Health. Rosemary has also worked extensively in and with non government organisations in health and social issues throughout her career. She is a sociologist and began her career as a journalist in print and broadcast media.