Carolyn is the Principal of her own consulting business Auxilium Advisory. She has extensive experience in policy advising, regulation and leadership after 30 years in the Australian Public Service. She now specialises in the provision of high-level strategic advice on policy, regulation and program design in aged care and health. She was a Senior Adviser to the Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety from November 2018 to February 2020. She is a Board member of Palliative Care ACT and Chair of the sub-committee advising the Board on establishment of a non clinical respite service for those with a life limiting illness.
In addition to her professional experience, Carolyn underwent treatment for throat cancer in 2019 and is able to contribute a lived experience to the Board. Carolyn lives in Canberra, ACT.