How we operate


The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is an alliance of health, law enforcement and community organisations committed to reducing alcohol-related harm in Australia. The NAAA works primarily in the policy arena as a network with enabling and supporting roles.

NAAA is co-chaired by:

  • Ms Jane Martin, Executive Manager of Alcohol and Obesity Programs at Cancer Council Victoria, and
  • Dr John Crozier, Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Trauma Committee.

NAAA is administered by an Executive Officer who acts as the organisation’s day-to-day contact.

Our activities are planned and coordinated by an Executive Committee. The committee meets every six weeks and is made up of its co-chairs, together with:

  • Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton, Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
  • Ms Caterina Giorgi, CEO, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
  • Professor Kypros Kypri, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Ms Erin Lalor, CEO, Australian Drug Foundation
  • Ms Anne Russell, CEO Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Australia
  • Mr Terry Slevin, CEO, Public Health Association of Australia
  • Ms Julia Stafford, Alcohol Program Manager, Cancer Council Western Australia
  • Ms Jody Wright, CEO, Drug Awareness and Relief Foundation
  • Ms Veronica Perera (ex officio Executive Officer)

The membership of NAAA continues to grow. Applications for membership are open to organisations and should be made to NAAA’s Executive Officer.

Guests are permitted at meetings if agreed by members.

NAAA is not intended to replace any of the current organisations nor constrain members’ activities in any way, other than with respect to the conditions of membership, which are:

Members will have no direct financial relationship with the alcohol industry or any of its organisations and the alcohol industry shall have no role in policy development within member organisations.