Our organisation

About us

We fund sport, arts, community activities, health promotion projects and research to inspire Western Australians, especially young people, to live healthier lives.

We work with local organisations we fund to create healthy activities and events and promote messages about good health you see in the community throughout Western Australia.

Our vision

At Healthway, we aim to build a healthy Western Australia. 

Corporate Executive

Our day to day leadership and direction is provided by our CEO Ms. Susan Hunt PSM and Director of Health Promotion Ms. Julia Knapton.

Ms. Susan Hunt PSM commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Lotterywest in July 2017 and in January 2018 was concurrently appointed Chief Executive Officer for Healthway, another Western Australian statutory organisation. From 2014-2017 Susan was the CEO of Perth Zoo, following a career in public policy, conservation and research.

Susan was the President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums from 2015 – 2017 and of the Australasian Zoo Association from 2007 – 2011. Susan has previously served as a Board Member of the Trustee of the International Species Information System, is on the Board of VenuesWest as well as an invitee on the Board of the Perth Festival.

She has received an IPAA Patrons Award and in 2010 was awarded a Public Service Medal for her outstanding contribution to public service. Susan is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and in 2017 was made an Australian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA).

Ms. Julia Knapton is an experienced public health practitioner, having worked in various roles in education and health for more than 25 years. Her experience spans the areas of physical and health education, health promotion, social marketing, and contract and program management as well as strategic policy.

Before commencing at Healthway, Julia worked as Director Planning, Policy and Strategy at the Mental Health Commission with responsibilities for mental health, alcohol and other drug strategy and services development, and consumer engagement. This has included overseeing the development of a number of key strategy documents.

She holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, Post Graduate Diplomas in Education and Health Promotion, and a Masters in Public Health. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.

As Director of Health Promotion, Julia has responsibilities for leading Healthway strategic partnerships, research, health promotion and evaluation support, and strategic health promotion.

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