Beth Wilson

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Beth Wilson was a senior Australian public servant. She held the position of Victoria's Health Services Commissioner between 1997 and 2012. Before that, she worked as the President of Victoria's Mental Health Review Board.[1] She is a well known public speaker, and conducts over 100 speeches and lectures each year. She made headlines in 2007 when she revealed her personal experience with abortion, and urged Victorian MPs to remove abortion from the Crimes Act.[2]

Wilson left school at the age of 15, unable to support herself financially. For several years, she worked in factories. She eventually began night school at RMIT studying science,[3] and then managed to gain entrance to Monash University as a mature age student. She graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws.[4]

In 2003, Wilson was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian health,[5] and holds an honorary doctorate from RMIT.[4]

Beth Wilson recently teamed up with Penny Webster to form Wilson and Webster Consultancy Services, specializing in complaint handling, grievances and workplace mediation [6]


  1. ^ Beth Wilson
  2. ^ Health chief tells of abortion experience - National -
  3. ^ Dr Bethia Wilson Archived 25 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. RMIT University Alumni. RMIT University. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  4. ^ a b "Alumni". Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  5. ^ Beth Wilson - Prominent Monash Alumna Archived August 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Wilson and Webster Consultancy Services