Open Doors Navigation System

Michael Thorn

{tag_name_nolink}

Michael Thorn

Chief Executive, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

Michael Thorn is Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), and has been responsible for leading FARE’s efforts to stop alcohol-related harm in Australia since January 2011.

FARE is an independent not-for-profit organisation, that has been working for over a decade with communities, governments, health professionals and police across the country to stop alcohol harms by supporting world-leading research, raising public awareness and advocating for changes to alcohol policy.

Michael previously worked for the federal government as a senior official in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He was a project director in the department’s strategy and delivery division.

Michael has a strong strategic policy background, with extensive experience in strategic social policy development and implementation, most recently in Canberra and previously as a policy director of the Western Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet from 2001 until 2008. He has also worked as a policy and management consultant in the fields of housing, Indigenous affairs, regional economic development and employment, and early in his career was a policy adviser and chief of staff to WA Government Ministers.


Latest news

Christmas message

08-Dec-2017 : Pregnant, planning or could be – no alcohol is the safest choice at Christmas. See this timely reminder from children about what is really important a..

Your feedback

We are interested to hear your feedback on our new website. If you are searching for information about FASD that is not currently on this website please .

Please contact us

Share your story

We are inspired every day by the personal stories of individuals and families living with FASD. Help advocate for an improved quality of life for people living with FASD by sharing the highs and the lows of your personal story and strategies that others may find useful.

Share your story