Claire Hewat, BSc (Hons 1), Dip Nutr & Diet, Adv APD
Claire, was the first Accredited Practising Dietitian to be appointed CEO of DAA in 2004. Previously she was a DAA Board Director for four years and on the NSW Branch Exec for 7 years as well as undertaking a number of other voluntary roles in DAA.
Claire’s role is overall management of the association’s four divisions of Operations, Professional Services, Communications and Marketing and Accreditation and Recognition Services as well as policy development, advocacy, environmental scans, representation and media spokesperson.
Claire has had many years of experience as a practising Dietitian in clinical, food service, community and public health nutrition, diabetes education and private practice and in various aspects of health service management mostly in rural areas. She is the Australian representative to the Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations, a member of the founding Board of the Commonwealth (Intl) Dietitian and Nutritionist Association, a director of Allied Health Professions Australia and DAA representative to the governance group of PEN® Global.