Adrian Carson has over 28 years’ experience working in the Indigenous Health sector, working within government and non-government organisations. As CEO of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) Ltd, Adrian leads the development and integration of health and wellbeing services to Australia’s largest and fastest growing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in South East Queensland.
Adrian has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), the Queensland peak body for Community Controlled Health Services, and held senior positions in Queensland Health and the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. He has held various Board appointments at local, regional, state and national levels of both mainstream and Community Controlled, including the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Brisbane and Health Workforce Queensland. Adrian is currently a Board Member of the Metro North Health & Hospital Service (Queensland Health) in Brisbane.
Adrian holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management from Griffith University and is completing a Master of Business Administration from The University of Queensland.