Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

As leader of the state’s first dedicated prevention agency, Dr Littlewood believes every Queenslander has the right to better health and works relentlessly to achieve this.
An experienced leader, researcher, clinician, academic and educator, Dr Littlewood is an advocate for strong public health policy with more than 25 years’ experience working across paediatric obesity prevention, nutrition and dietetics.

Dr Littlewood holds a raft of formal qualifications in dietetics, business, research and executive leadership, including a PhD, GAICD and 2 Masters degrees including Medical Science and Business Administration.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ms Hodgetts joined Health and Wellbeing Queensland in February 2020, prior to which she held senior leadership, policy and governance roles within the Departments of Health, State Development and Community Safety. Through these roles, she has led the provision of strategic advice and service delivery options for government.

Gemma’s contributions centre on reforming engagement practices and system leadership in the delivery of policy and strategic advice. Ms Hodgetts holds qualifications in Policy Analysis, a Master of Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Gemma is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences the University of Queensland and an Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), Queensland Division Council Member.

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in 2019, Mr Tuohy led the implementation team that established Health and Wellbeing Queensland, drawing upon his extensive managerial and governance experience across a variety of senior policy and governance roles in Queensland Health.

Mr Tuohy holds a Bachelor of Laws and practiced as a lawyer for 16 years in both private practice and in the public sector with Queensland Health. Mr Tuohy is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Visiting Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, and a member of the Griffith Health Advisory Board.

Senior Director

Ms Nean is a public health expert with over 30 years of experience spanning state, regional, and local government. As the Senior Director of Health Promotion at Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld), she oversees the Prevention Systems team in championing a comprehensive prevention agenda across the health and education systems. Her work aims to improve food and physical activity systems, create healthier communities, provide equitable access to effective prevention and supportive healthcare, and promote positive, inclusive and respectful health and weight-related messaging.

Judy holds a Master of Medical Science (Research) from The University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queensland University of Technology.

Last updated 16 July 2024