James S.Lawson is Emeritus Professor and past Head of the School of Health Services Management at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has extensive experience as a clinician, particularly in the field of child health, and as a senior health service manager. He has been a hospital medical director, the head of a state health department and a director of a state health policy and planning division. He is an international health service consultant for the World Health Organisation and the Asian Development Bank. He has published widely. In 2003 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia 2003 for his service to medical administration and to the community, particularly through programmes aimed at health improvement.
Arie Rotem is Professor in the University of NSW's School of Public Health and Community Medicine specialising in health development.He is an international consultant to many governments and international development and donor agencies including the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. Many of his consultancies focused on capacity development, institutional strengthening and leadership development in health systems. He has published widely in the fields of workforce planning, management of human resources and health program evaluation.