Shyla Mills


Adjunt Associate Professor Shyla Mills (she/her) is the CEO at Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA). Shyla’s role is responsible for effective management and achieving the strategic objectives of the organisation.

Shyla has worked in palliative care for over 20 years across different settings including paediatrics, community and aged care throughout Australia, as well as internationally in India, Nepal, Mongolia and the UK. Prior to her role at Palliative Care South Australia, She was the CEO at Palliative Care Queensland, and before that a National Program Manager at Palliative Care Australia.  Shyla is board member for the international charity Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom for over 10 years and was the former Vice-President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.

Inspired by international models of palliative care, Shyla has successfully led the introduction of several new public health palliative care programs while in her former role in Queensland including the establishment of the program Ambulance Wish Queensland (which when launched in 2019 reached over 155 million people online) and public education programs, Last Aid and PalliLEARN.

Shyla says her Ambulance Wish would be to watch one last sunset at the beach, with a glass of wine surrounded by her sons, husband, dog and friends.