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Christie Stonham

Manager SHIELD Strategy and Capability AFP, NSW

Christie Stonham is performing the role of Manager of SHIELD Strategy and Capability for the Australian Federal Police (AFP). In this role, she is responsible for delivering elements of SHIELD, the AFP’s health service delivery model, in close partnership with the Chief Medical Officer and Manager SHIELD Service Delivery. Christie is specifically responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the technical leadership streams that drive the governance and standards to enable consistent service delivery across all SHIELD health hubs in addition to implementing the Organisational Health Solution, which will enable a single electronic health record for employees and an automated case management system.

Christie leads her teams with a goal of improving the safety culture within the AFP while also aspiring to reduce Comcare premiums through various strategies aimed at improving leadership knowledge and capability, improving the user experience and connecting people to treatment as soon as possible when injury or illness occur. She is responsible for managing relationships with stakeholders and regulatory bodies to ensure the AFP maximise their performance under the WHS Act 2011 and SRC Act 1988. Christie has significant experience in both health and HR related roles and has had the opportunity to work in ACT Policing, National and overseas environments. In 2014, she was awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medallion and has been awarded the Police Overseas Service Medal, Royal Solomon Islands Police Force International medal, AFP Service medal and most recently the 20 year service clasp. Christie holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management from the Australian Institute of Police Management.

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