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Faced with ongoing constraints and rising expectations, Australia’s healthcare industry is under increasing pressure to innovate and keep pace with the demands of patients, governments and commercial stakeholders.
Market forces, groundbreaking partnerships and digital advances have renewed healthcare for a connected world. As old and new models of healthcare collide and empowered patients drive demand for more efficient, affordable and high-quality care, the industry’s capacity to adapt will be critical to its future – and the health of the nation.
Gathering senior leaders from across the public and private healthcare spectrum, the annual Healthcare Leaders Forum equips executives with the insights they need to adapt and succeed in a dynamic climate.
Harness the latest insights and opportunities surrounding personalised healthcare, industry reform and innovation – delivered by and designed for the leading influencers in healthcare.
The Healthcare Leaders Forum is a prestigious annual event crafted exclusively for – and presented by – senior executives from Australia’s healthcare industry.
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Professor Keith McNeil|
Chief Clinical Information Officer Health & Social Care
An internationally recognised expert in the fields of lung transplantation and pulmonary vascular disease, Keith was appointed as the NHS’s first CCIO In July 2016. He took up this role having previously served as CEO at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and prior to that as CEO of one of the largest health services in Australia – Metro North Health Service in Brisbane. In his new role, he is overseeing the implementation of the national digital agenda for health IT. He is committed to ensuring patients receive high quality, safe care in a sustainable system construct, through the digital transformation of the National Health Service.
Keith spent two years as a senior transplant fellow at Papworth Hospital and a further five years working jointly at Papworth and CUH as a cardio-pulmonary transplant and respiratory physician and director of the pulmonary vascular disease unit. During this time, Keith was pivotal in establishing the UK’s centre for pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth and was an adviser to the Department of Health on pulmonary hypertension.An internationally recognised expert in the fields of lung transplantation and pulmonary vascular disease, Keith was appointed as the NHS’s first CCIO In July 2016. He took up this role having previously served as CEO at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and prior to that as CEO of one of the largest health services in Australia – Metro North Health Service in Brisbane. In his new role, he is overseeing the implementation of the national digital agenda for health IT. He is committed to ensuring patients receive high quality, safe care in a sustainable system construct, through the digital transformation of the National Health Service.
Keith spent two years as a senior transplant fellow at Papworth Hospital and a further five years working jointly at Papworth and CUH as a cardio-pulmonary transplant and respiratory physician and director of the pulmonary vascular disease unit. During this time, Keith was pivotal in establishing the UK’s centre for pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth and was an adviser to the Department of Health on pulmonary hypertension.
Chief of Learning and Innovation
Göran Henriks is Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation at Qulturum in Region Jönköping County, Sweden.
Mr. Henriks academic background is in Psychology from the University of Lund, and worked as a child psychologist. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Gothenburg. He worked as a child- and school psychologist during 1976-1983. Between 1978 and 2000 he was also engaged in top sport as he was coaching national teams in basketball.
Mr. Henriks has more than thirty years’ experience of management in the Swedish healthcare system. He is a member of the Region Jönköping County’s Top Management and Strategic Group.
Göran is a board member of the Swedish Institute for Quality, SIQ and the chairman of the South East Health Care regions Quality registers centre.
He is also the chairman of the Strategic Committee of the International Quality Forum organised by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Göran is also appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Health Care Improvement.
Göran Henriks is appointed as key note speaker and teacher at many national and international conferences, such as the International Forum of Quality and Safety, APAC and the international ISQUA conference. He has written articles about balanced scorecard, learning, access and spread, and improvement of quality in cancer care.
National Rural Health Alliance
Geri Malone is the current chairperson for the National Rural Health Alliance, a 38 member body organisation whose purpose is to lead, unite and harness the sector’s intelligence as the national catalyst for change and innovation in rural and remote health and wellbeing.
Her current employment is as the Director of Professional Services for CRANAplus, the peak professional body for remote health.
Geri is a Registered Nurse & Midwife and her career has been very heavily based in the rural and remote health context. A significant period of time was spent with Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) across several bases, .a variety of education, professional development roles, and policy including a position with State Government (Country Health SA). Overseas experience included a contract with International Committee of the Red Cross in East Africa. Geri has been a member of numerous national advisory bodies related to workforce and other professional issues in the context of remote health
Professor Sanchia Aranda|
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Council Australia
Professor Sanchia Aranda was appointed CEO of Cancer Council Australia in August 2015. Professor Aranda has more than 30 years’ experience in cancer control as a clinician, researcher, educator and senior healthcare administrator.
From her early career as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand she specialised in cancer and palliative care, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Master of Nursing and a doctoral thesis exploring nurse-patient relationships in cancer and palliative care. Her most recent role was Director of Cancer Services and Information and Deputy CEO at the Cancer Institute NSW.
Professor Aranda is President-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (the world’s peak member-based cancer organisation) and a former President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.
The Hon. David Gillespie MP|
Assistant Minister for Health
Dr David Gillespie was elected to the Australian Parliament in 2013 and was appointed to the Australian Government Ministry following his return at the 2016 election.
Before entering Federal Parliament, David had 33 years of medical practice, including 21 years as specialist gastroenterologist and consultant specialist physician in Port Macquarie. David was active in postgraduate medical training as Director of Physician Training at Port Macquarie Base Hospital and was instrumental in the hospital achieving accreditation by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for specialist training and becoming a centre for college examinations.
Dr Gillespie graduated from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians. As an undergraduate, he gained experience training both in Papua New Guinea and British Columbia. Dr Gillespie’s post graduate specialist training included stints at hospitals in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo, while based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He also gained two years of paediatric experience at Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Camperdown, St George Hospital in Kogarah, and at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital. David obtained a Diploma of Anaesthetics (London) and Diploma of Child Health (United Kingdom (UK)) after working in the UK National Health Service.
Dr Gillespie and his wife Charlotte have three children on their farm in the Hastings Valley on the outskirts of Wauchope and Port Macquarie, on which they run grass-fed Angus beef for the export market.
David is using his first-hand experience in public and privately managed health delivery and small business to ensure Australia’s health system delivers high quality, cost-effective care in an affordable and fiscally sustainable manner
The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP|
Minister for Health NSW
Brad Hazzard is a senior Minister in the NSW Government and in 2017 was appointed as Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research.
He oversees record investment in Health infrastructure and services which has resulted in a hospital building boom across the state and the funding of thousands of new frontline positions.
NSW also has a robust and innovative medical research knowledge economy which the NSW Government seeks to encourage and expand.
Brad started his professional life as a graduate science teacher at North Sydney Boys’ High School. He later studied law at the University of NSW and was admitted as a solicitor in 1977. He also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.
He entered Parliament in 1991 as the State Member for Wakehurst, on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Brad has previously served as Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Social Housing; Attorney General and Minister for Justice and as Minister for Planning and Infrastructure as a Leader of the Legislative Assembly,
Dr John Lambert|
Chief Clinical Information Officer
As a practicing clinician with broad experience in Information and Communication Technology development, Dr John Lambert was the standout choice when appointed as eHealth NSW’s Chief Clinical Information Officer in August 2014. Prior to his appointment to this inaugural position, he was working as the Medical Director of Intensive Care at Orange Health Service. With a passion for designing technology and related systems to help clinicians deliver better patient care, John has a long history of contributing to major health projects including hospital redevelopments and clinical Information Technology (IT), technology and communication systems, including the Critical Care Advisory Service in Western NSW Local Health District. At eHealth NSW, John is focused on ensuring clinical programs are aligned and integrated while also enabling future innovation across NSW Health.
Chief Executive Officer
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
John Stanway is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Previously John managed Monash Medical Centre, was Chief Executive of the Transport Accident Commission and held various senior management roles at General Motors Holden. John was President of the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association and Chairman for 10 years.
John has a double major in Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Graeme Samuel AC|
Graeme Samuel AC is a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow in Monash University’s Business School and co-director of the Monash Business Policy Forum. He is also a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission, a Councillor of the Australian National University, President of Alzheimer’s Australia, Chair of the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Council member of the National Health and Medical Research Council and Chair of its Health Innovation Advisory Committee and the National Institute for Dementia Research and a Member of the Aged Care Financing Authority. He was Chair of the Commonwealth Government’s Panel of Review of Australia’s Independent Medical Research Institutes and advisor to the Commonwealth Department of Health in relation to its review of private health insurance.
Prof Samuel has held a number of roles in public life including former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Associate Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and President of the National Competition Council.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998. In 2010 he was elevated to a Companion of the Order of Australia “for eminent service to public administration through contributions in the area of economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations”.
Dr Lee Chien Earn|
Chief Executive Officer
Changi General Hospital (SGP)
Adjunct Professor Lee, a public health physician by training, is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Health Alliance, the Regional Health System for Eastern Singapore. He is concurrently the CEO of Changi General Hospital, a 1000 bed public acute teaching hospital. Prior to these appointments he was the Deputy Director of Medical Services for Health Services and Healthcare Performance in the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore where he led the strategic development and improvement of healthcare services. His past appointments included Senior Director of Health Regulation where he oversaw the licensing and accreditation of healthcare institutions, clinical audit and biomedical research regulation as well as Head Health Services Finance (MOH) where he was responsible for the subvention policies for public sector healthcare institutions and Director Corporate Affairs Singapore General Hospital.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
NT Department of Health
Dr Richard Ashby AM|
Metro South Hospital and Health Service
Dr Richard Ashby is one of the state’s most experienced clinicians and health service administrators. In 2010, Dr Ashby was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to emergency medicine, to medical administration, and to a range of professional associations. He is active across a broad range of medical areas, including teaching, research and consultancy.
Dr Ashby previously held the post of Executive Director and Director Medical Services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Dr Ashby is a University of Queensland graduate who undertook his internship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and subsequently worked in provincial and rural centres and at the QEII Hospital. He was appointed Director of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1989, a post he held until his appointment as Executive Director Medical Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2000.
Dr Ashby is a past President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and was Chairman of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine from 1994 to 1996. In the period 2000–2006, Dr Ashby also acted as District Manager at both the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital for lengthy periods. Dr Ashby was appointed Executive Director of Medical Services at PAH in September 2006 and, in 2008, was additionally appointed as Executive Director of the hospital.
Dr Ashby is a Director of the Translational Research Institute and Australian e-Health Research Centre.
Dr Rachel David|
Chief Executive Officer
Private Healthcare Australia
Dr Rachel David is an expert on healthcare policy and financing, with a special interest in evidence-based medicine. She is passionate about harnessing medical best practice and policy to improve health outcomes in the community. Previously a senior adviser to the Federal Minister for Health between 1996 and 2000, her relationships in the Government sector and Australian business community extend to the highest levels.
Formerly the Director of Government Relations and Market Access for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Australian and New Zealand, Rachel has worked with the international pharmaceutical biotechnology and medical devices industries for more than a decade.
She was previously the founding practice manager of the healthcare and Australian government sector practice at McKinsey & Company. Prior to this, she was on the senior management team of CSL Ltd, Australia’s leading biotechnology company, where she played a pivotal role in making the cervical cancer vaccine available to Australian women.
In the current role of CEO of Private Healthcare Australia, Dr David undertakes policy and advocacy work, as well as thought leadership for Australia’s major health funds
Formerly a medical practitioner, Rachel has worked in public hospital administration and management. She was an inaugural Board member of the National Institute of Clinical Studies (now part of the NHMRC) and the Research and Education Foundation of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, She also has an MBA from Macquarie University, NSW.
The Hon Bronwyn Pike|
Bronwyn Pike spent her early years in South Australia and Malaysia and studied Humanities and Education at Adelaide University. Following an early career as a Secondary School Teacher in Adelaide and Darwin she worked in the Human Services Sector and was Director of Justice and Social Responsibility for the Victorian Uniting Church. She had responsibility for a broad range of health, aged care and welfare services delivered by over 100 Uniting Care agencies and policy development, education and advocacy.
In 1999 Bronwyn was elected to the Victorian Parliament as the member for Melbourne. As a Minister in the Victorian Government for 11 years she held portfolios of Housing, Aged Care, Community Services, Health, Education and Skills.
Bronwyn is currently the board chair of the South Australian Urban Renewal Authority, Western Health, UNITING VICTAS, President of the Australian College of Educators and a board director of UNITING NSWACT. She has a strong interest and expertise in public policy and works to improve the quality and strategic focus of service delivery. Her extensive experience with Government, non-Government, business and academic sectors across a range of policy areas provides a strong foundation for her work. Bronwyn has recently worked with Telstra Health as part of a team developing the new EHealth business for Australia’s largest telecommunications company.
Bronwyn lives in North Melbourne with her husband Bob Waite.
Professor Andrew Wilson|
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
Chief Medical Officer & Chief Public Health Officer
Professor Phillips is Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer for South Australia. His portfolio includes public health, emergency management, medical workforce and training, epidemiology, libraries and research.
He was previously Professor and Head of Medicine, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide. Before that Professor Phillips held senior clinical academic posts at the University of Melbourne, followed by Oxford University. His interests are in building a better health system through innovation, collaboration and leadership. He remains clinically active in acute general medicine with interests in health services research.
Senior Medical Officer
Stan Goldstein brings more than 30 years experience as a leader in health services management and education.
A medical practitioner by training, he has been Director of Medical Services in some of Australia’s largest teaching hospitals, an SME in NSW Health in health services planning and funding, worked in the offices of two NSW Ministers of Health, and worked in the private health sector in Australia with several major health insurance funds. He is also a valued teacher in Health Services Management at UNSW.
Throughout his career he has worked to foster innovation in health service delivery and design, bringing together health professionals, consumers, non-government organisations and others in numerous initiatives to create partnerships for delivering positive and patient focussed health outcomes – for “getting things to work better” – both for the public and private sectors and for evaluating them.
Over the last decade he has applied this to the emerging area of Digital Health, creating opportunities to assist people with general health problems, arthritis, mental health, stroke, obesity and other health issues, adding to the breadth of his past roles such as with the Postgraduate Medical Council of NSW, and as President of Women’s Hospitals Australia.
Dr Sue Matthews|
Chief Executive Officer
Royal Women’s Hospital
Sue is an experienced health service leader and manager with more than 15 years of senior operational and strategic leadership in hospitals, community care and government. She has held a variety of positions from Staff Nurse, Educator, Manager, Director, Provincial Chief Nursing Officer for Ontario, Vice President and CEO. She is currently CEO of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.
She has participated as a member of the Perinatal Services Ministerial Advisory Committee, the Patient Safety Ministerial Advisory Committee and the Infection Control Sub-Committee of the Patient Safety Advisory. She is also a Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Board, the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health Board and is the Deputy Chair of the Victorian Healthcare Association.
Sue holds an R.N Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies, a Master’s of Health Science Nursing, and a Doctorate in Public Health. She is also a Fellow of the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is appointed as Adjunct Professor at Trent University and Clinical Associate Professor at McMaster University. Sue has won numerous awards including One of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award.
Sue has extensive research experience having been a PI, co-PI or Decision Maker Partner on over 30 research projects or programs. She has also been primary or co-author of 13 publications.
Dr Monica Trujillo|
EGM Clinician, Consumer Engagement & Clinical Governance
Australian Digital Health Agency
Dr Monica Trujillo is responsible for leading clinical and consumer engagement ensuring consumer and clinician centred high quality and safety programs are developed across the Agency.
Her role ensures the implementation of a strategic approach to consumer and clinical engagement, clinical governance, safety, system design, functionality and usability of products and services, and contributes to broader development goals by ensuring Australia has a safe and robust digital health system.
Her approach to consumer engagement and patient experience provide valuable insight to the planning, design and implementation of the Agency’s work program.
Previous to this position, Dr Trujillo was the Chief Medical Information Officer at UnitingCare Health, Australia’s first, as well as being the Regional Director of Medical Services for St Stephen’s Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. In this role, she was well known for her leadership and passion to fully and effectively engage clinicians in the design, implementation and sustainability of digital health solutions, in order to bring about high patient quality and safety outcomes.
Prior to her tenure with UnitingCare Health, Dr Trujillo worked in the public sector as Executive Director, Medical Services for Townsville Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia.
She is also the vice chairperson of the HIMSS Asia Pacific Governing Council.
Dr Trujillo obtained her degree in Medicine and Surgery, Universidad del Valle, Colombia in 1998. She holds an AMC Certificate 2000, Masters of Public Health 2005, and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators since 2009.
Deputy Secretary, Strategy & Reform
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Mr Symonds heads the Health Service Performance and Programs division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, which is responsible for the department‘s stewardship role of the Victorian health care system. The Division has lead responsibility for the funding, planning, governance and oversight of health services to ensure that they meet the needs of all Victorians. The Division holds policy and program responsibilities related to quality and safety, rural health, mental health and cancer care, as well as clinical networks and councils.
The Division works closely with other parts of government and key providers in aged care, community health and primary care to improve access and outcomes for the Victorian community.
Mr Symonds has over twenty years of experience in the health and disability sectors in Victoria and Queensland, including in community development, hospital management, research and evaluation, strategy and performance monitoring.
Mr Symonds holds a Masters in Health Studies (UQ) and postgraduate qualifications in health promotion and prevention.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Barry Sandison was appointed Director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in June 2016. With over 33 years’ experience in the public sector across more than 13 agencies, his expertise covers a wide range of health and welfare related work, with previous roles in both policy and service delivery. Mr Sandison is dedicated to facilitating better use of data and analytics within the public service, while promoting better access to and use of public data outside the public sector. Prior to joining the Institute Barry was a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, a role that included being Chief Executive Medicare.
Professor Bruce Robinson AM|
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Professor Robinson is an Endocrinologist and formerly, Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory in the Kolling Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital. He was Acting Dean and then Dean of Medicine 2006 – 2016. Professor Robinson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and then undertook studies for a Master of Science degree. His further molecular research work was performed at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 1986-1989 and he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1990. He has developed and led the Cancer Genetics Laboratory since 1990 and has supervised over 35 doctoral and masters students working on the genetic basis for tumour formation and gene therapy. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In 2003, Professor Robinson was awarded the Daiichi Prize by the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association for this work on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer.
Until early 2016, Professor Robinson was Dean (International) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and was Head of the Division of Medicine at the Royal North Shore Hospital from 1998-2006. He also served on the Council of the Endocrine Society of Australia from 2001-2005. He is on the Editorial Board of the International journals ‘Nature, Clinical Practice and Endocrinology’ and ‘Thyroid’. Professor Robinson has a strong interest in furthering relations between Australia and Asia and he is the Founding Chairman of Hoc Mai, the Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation, which sponsors and supports medical nursing, allied health and scientific exchanges between Australia and Vietnam. He was awarded the People’s Health Medal by the Vietnamese Government in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
More recently Professor Robinson was appointed Chair of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce which will consider how services can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and improve health outcomes for patients. He has also been appointed as the Chair of the Council of NHMRC.
Clinical Excellence Commission
Carrie is the Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC). The CEC provides leadership in safety and quality to improve outcomes for patients. Since its establishment in 2004, the CEC has gained local, national and international recognition by developing and driving improvement initiatives in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, managers, and other health service partners.
Trained originally as a nurse, she has 37 years experience in healthcare, including oncology, end of life care, organisational development, patient safety and quality improvement.
Born and raised in Scotland, Carrie has worked extensively across the UK and Europe and is now in her fourth year in Australia – a place she now calls home, given the very mild winters!!
Carrie is on a mission to help all of us ignite our passion for safe and reliable care.
SA NT DataLink
Chris’s career has specialised in information management and technology, spanning 40 years and focussing on delivering value for government, university, the non-for-profit charity sector, and private sectors organisations in Australia and the UK. While at KPMG in the 1980’s Chris worked with many of Australia’s top 100 businesses including with Kerry Packer as a technical consultant supporting and improving health and ageing, medical and financial systems.
He was the South Australia State Manager for Rx Healthcare, at the time Australia’s largest General Practice software company supporting over 700 practices. A significant highlight in his South Australian Public Service career was working with the former Queensland Premier, the late Mr Wayne Goss, and the current Premier for South Australia Mr Jay Weatherill in the South Australian Government Reform Commission, where he managed the design and establishment of uniform South Australian Government Regions; and initiative that had been outstanding for over 30 years.
He currently manages SA NT DataLink, working closely with SA & NT Governments to facilitate secure access and analysis of data for ethically approved research, policy monitoring and program evaluation. He has a strong professional interest in Data Security, Governance and Privacy, and sees the importance of establishing a federated network of data analytics centres. He worked on the Standards Australia IT Governance Committee introducing the ISO/IEC 20000 (Service Management), and is currently on a National Data Sharing taskforce focussing on improving the ease and timeliness of data access and the development of an Australian / ISO Standard. Chris is the South Australian State Congress Representative and Treasurer for the Australian Computer Society(ACS), and the former State Chair of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
John Mattick is the Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He spent much of his career at the University of Queensland, where he was Foundation Director of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, the Australian Genome Research Facility, the ARC Special Research Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology and the ARC Special Research Centre for Functional and Applied Genomics. He is internationally known for pioneering a new view of the information content of the human genome, specifically that, rather than being largely ‘junk’, it encodes an extensive RNA regulatory system that guides the epigenetic processes of development and cognition.
Professor Mattick’s honours and awards include the inaugural Gutenberg Professorship of the University of Strasbourg, the Order of Australia and Australian Government Centenary Medal, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, the International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Medal, the Human Genome Organisation Chen Award for Distinguished Achievement in Human Genetic & Genomic Research, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Bertner Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions to Cancer Research, previous winners of which include several Nobel Prize winners and other pioneers of molecular biology.
Professor Mattick was recently named by the National Health & Medical Research Council as the one of the all-time high achievers in Australian health and medical research. Inter alia, he was the Australian representative on the human genome project, past chair of Genome Canada’s competitions and reviews, the Australian representative on the Human Frontiers Science Program and instrumental in the development of the ‘Smart State’ program under Premier Peter Beattie, which transformed Brisbane into a regional powerhouse of biomedical research and technology. Since 2012 has overseen the development of the Garvan Institute into one of the largest centres for human genome sequencing and analytics in the world, including new software for the automated conversion of unstructured text in electronic health records into machine-readable ontologies, together with the establishment of one of the world’s first clinical genomics companies, Genome.One.
Senior Vice President Design & Development
Jan Janssen is the Senior Vice President Design & Development at Cochlear and has been active in the area of cochlear implants for more than 19 years.
Jan Janssen holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium and started his career in 1990 with Philips Electronics working on Digital Signal Processing and IC development.
In 1997 Jan became the R&D manager at Philips Hearing Implants (the former Antwerp Bionic Systems), a small Philips division working on a next generation cochlear implants.
When Cochlear acquired Philips Hearing Implants in 2000 and formed the Cochlear Technology Centre Europe, Jan was appointed the General Manager for this operation in Mechelen near Brussels, Belgium.
In 2003 Jan moved to Cochlear’s headquarters in Australia where he set up the Technology Development Program. In 2005 he was appointed to his present role of Senior Vice President, Design and Development. In this role Jan is responsible for Cochlear’s global Technology and Product Development and leads a global team of over 300 highly specialised engineers and researchers.
Chief Executive Officer
Milton Catelin is an Australian who is an experienced CEO and Government & Public Affairs Executive with 35 years’ experience, including 20 years of direct participation in international energy and environmental negotiations, policy and strategy. His extensive career has included positions of leadership at CEO and Board
Milton returns to Australia after 13 years, having completed senior assignments as Chief Executive of International Public Affairs (IPA), a policy and government affairs firm in London, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA), and Chief of Partnerships & Public Affairs with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva.
Before moving to Geneva, Milton had an extensive career in the Australian Public Service. He worked at the forefront of Australian policy on ozone protection and climate change – leading work on a new Australian ozone protection regime and chairing various international ozone bodies and working as a member of a three person public service team negotiating the terms of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. Over his two decades with the public service Milton held positions within the Departments of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Finance, Health and Environment. This extensive career was recognised in 200 I when he received the Australian Public Service Award for “significant and sustained contribution to the achievements of Environment Australia”.
Milton’s expertise has been highly regarded and sought after around the world and has included positions on expert panels and advisory groups such as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Breaking the Deadlock initiative on climate change and as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Decarbonising Energy.
Dr Peggy Brown|
Chief Executive Officer
National Mental Health Commission
Dr Peggy Brown commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission in October 2016.
Involved in mental health leadership and advocacy roles for 30 years, Peggy has a deep understanding of the many challenges of meeting the social and health needs of people with mental health and substance use issues.
“While I have seen many improvements in service delivery over the years – including reorientation to community based care, an emphasis on human rights and increasing focus on consumer and carer participation as well as recovery based approaches – much remains to be done.
“I see my work at the Commission as a vital opportunity to continue to advocate for improvements in service delivery and for the other supports necessary to enable people living with mental illness to lead contributing lives in socially and economically thriving communities,” she says.
Australian Patients Association
Stephen has been the CEO of the APA since 2011. He brings to the Association more than 30 year of broad experience in senior management, corporate governance, risk management, company secretarial, corporate finance and accounting roles and volunteering.
He has also had broad experience in many NFPs, charities and sporting clubs.
Stephen is responsible for developing policy & programs and maintaining contact with sponsors and other NFPs, and in particular major partners, such as Ambulance Victoria.
Prior to joining the APA Stephen served as CEO of Creative Brands Pty Ltd, which in August 2010 was acquired by Heritage Brands (NSX:HBA) where he currently serves as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of its Audit Committee. From 1997-2007 Stephen was Finance Director and Company Secretary (1987-2007) of ASX listed Lemarne Corporation Ltd (ASX:LMC).
Dr Andrew Knight|
Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
Dr Andrew Knight remains passionate about being a GP after 30 years. As well as clinical practice he has been a director of GP training and a leader in the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program which trained over 2000 Australian GPs in quality improvement. He is chair of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network and a director of NPS Medicinewise. He practices, teaches and researches at the Fairfield GP Unit and is a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of NSW.”
Strategy Development Manager
John is currently Director of Brand and Health & Care Strategy at Bupa Australia & New Zealand, with previous roles held in Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Bupa, John worked in the strategy and marketing areas of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, and in marketing research at Forethought Research, working for brands including the Australian Football League, Australia Post, Jetstar, and Optus. John has a particular interest in behavioural science and consumer psychology, and has worked across a range of areas, including value proposition development, customer experience, brand development, strategic planning, and communication channel effectiveness.
Mary Foley has a distinguished career in the health sector, holding leadership positions in state and federal government, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Prior to joining Telstra Health, she was Director General and Secretary of NSW Health for a five-year term. She has also previously held roles as National Health Practice Leader at PwC Australia, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney, and an executive at Mayne Nickless.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University and has previously served as a member of the Federal Minister’s Primary Health Care Advisory Group, a Director of the National eHealth Transition Authority, Deputy Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and a Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
In 2016, Mary was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia and she is a former Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year.
Chief Information Officer
David Hackshall is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Cochlear Ltd, a leader in Cochlear implant technology that supports over 400,000 people with hearing loss around the world. Since commencing his role in July 2015, David has overseen the organisation’s global IT capability with a focus on innovating technology to further improve the Cochlear recipient’s journey.
David has over 20 years’ of experience in driving technological transformation spanning differing industry sectors, working in some of Australia’s leading companies including logistics, financial services and now medical devices. David holds both a Master of Information Technology Management and MBA from Macquarie University
Director of Payments, Global Transactional Services
Westpac Institutional Bank
Michael is Director of Payments for Global Transactional Services at Westpac, where he focuses on new product development and innovation in transaction banking, cash management, and the New Payments Platform for Westpac’s corporate, institutional, and government clients. From 2006 to joining Westpac in 2014, Michael worked for McKinsey & Company as a leader of their global Payments practice. In that role, he provided expertise to clients throughout the financial services industry, including commercial and central banks, private equity & venture capital firms, regulators, and public policy bodies – focusing on emerging markets and innovative payments technology.
Director, Health & Aged Care
Westpac Institutional Bank
Adam has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking industry with a specific background in structured finance, institutional banking and financial markets. Over the last ten years, he has been responsible for managing a portfolio of health & aged care clients within Westpac Institutional Bank. During this time, he has managed some of the most high profile financings for health sector and in doing so, developed a deep insight into the industry. Adam is a CFA.
Partner, NSW Health Leader
Nathan is a Partner in PwC’s National health consulting practice and provides specialist consulting services across the continuum of the health care industry in Australia. Nathan has managed and participated in a number of strategic and implementation-oriented projects for State and Federal Governments and Agencies, PHNs, Public and Private Health Services Hospitals, and other private health care entities. Nathan leads PwC’s focus on integrated care and has completed a number of major projects with both LHD/LHN/HHSs and PHNs regarding the interface between acute and primary care/community.
Pressured by competing priorities, ongoing constraints and rising expectations, healthcare leaders are finding new and more innovative ways to address the challenges and transitions taking place in Australian healthcare. What developments in healthcare policy and reform are likely to have the most impact on providers and patients over the next two years? How are healthcare leaders ensuring their input is heard in high-level government decision making? What strategies are proving most successful in the prevention, mitigation and awareness of public health issues? How is healthcare faring in remote, rural and regional areas compared to the major cities, and what further improvements are needed?
As patients become more informed and involved with their health records, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare, expectations are rising for predictive, participatory and personalised healthcare. Which aspects of the nation’s healthcare systems do patients value the most, and what are their top priorities for change? How are the concepts of patient experience and customer value being redefined? Are healthcare systems, providers, physicians and customers converging or diverging in their approaches to personalised medicine? In an age of rapid change and instant information, is consumer confidence in the healthcare industry growing or declining?
Developments in the collection, storage and analysis of data are generating vast possibilities for all facets of healthcare, from clinical trials to digital records, wearables and remote monitoring. What are the advantages and challenges of enabling greater interoperability between health information systems? How are patients evolving their expectations around the access, control and security of their medical information? In light of developments including the My Health Record scheme, how are healthcare leaders addressing data governance, data privacy and cyber security concerns? In what ways can data analytics be leveraged to make systems and treatments more efficient and effective?
As new entrants from the consumer, retail and technology spaces blur traditional industry boundaries and redefine innovation, healthcare stakeholders are seeking partnerships that enhance the quality and competitiveness of their services. How are public and private organisations, the research community and the states and territories collaborating to boost expertise, R&D and medical breakthroughs? What kinds of partnerships have been most effective for improving patient outcomes in recent years? What factors can increase the support and resources needed for successful cross-industry and cross-sector healthcare initiatives?
Senior Representative, Kronos Australia
Faced with changing demographics, policies and public health requirements, leaders are generating fresh approaches to service delivery to navigate the demands of growth and value, efficiency and affordability. What services, strategies and technologies are improving access to care and reducing health inequalities across the nation? What lessons can be learnt from the strategy and workforce capabilities of high-performance healthcare organisations in Australia and internationally? How can leaders help healthcare professionals to update their knowledge, embrace change and boost their resilience to setbacks?
Advanced, safe and efficient technologies are integral to shaping and sustaining world-class healthcare. What kinds of technologies are proving most transformative for the efficiency and effectiveness of Australia’s healthcare systems? In what ways are technologies changing competition, costs and expectations across the healthcare industry? Which technological solutions are enabling the most progress in personalised medicine? How are governments and organisations facilitating the safe and effective uptake of digital transformation in healthcare? To what extent is technological innovation outpacing regulation, and how might this be addressed?
Despite the wide variety of aims and perspectives shaping the nation’s health systems, industry leaders are united by a common goal: securing and sustaining a high-quality future for Australian healthcare. How are healthcare leaders planning for the future without compromising the needs of the present? What improvements to the structure and performance of Australian healthcare would leaders like to see over the next five to ten years? What skills will enable healthcare leaders to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and transdisciplinary future? How will leaders strive to maintain the integrity, quality and affordability of Australian healthcare amid population pressures, commercial interests and a market of fragmented, consumer-driven solutions?
Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) delivers a broad range of financial services to Commercial, Corporate, Institutional and Public Sector customers with connections to Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA markets.
PwC Australia helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. A member firm of the PwC network, made up of 207,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, financial advisory and consulting services, PwC Australia now employs more than 6,000 people and is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms.
Telstra Health provides technology solutions that connect healthcare providers with patients and each other and help improve the quality, efficiency and security of health services in Australia.
Cerner is a leading global supplier of healthcare information technology solutions. For over 25 years, we’ve worked in partnership with our clients to connect and transform the Australian healthcare landscape, making tangible improvements to the delivery of care across our population.
LeasePlan is the world leading vehicle leasing and management company, with operations in 32 countries and more than 1.5 million vehicles under management.
A proven partner to Australian businesses, LeasePlan provides effective cost controls and best practice management of your essential business vehicles.
At Kronos we believe that great businesses are powered by great people. And to be a great business, you need to create and manage an engaged workforce. So we make workforce solutions that are purpose-built for your industry and all your employees.
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Delivered by and attended by the industry’s elite, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers a powerful and strategic agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.
Sponsoring the 2nd annual Healthcare Leaders Forum actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior decision-makers from across the healthcare spectrum.
Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.
Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
|Packages||Standard Price (from 3 June)|
|Healthcare Professional: 1 Delegate||$2495 Inc. GST|
|Healthcare Professional: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free)||$7485 Inc. GST|
|Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate)||$3995 Inc. GST|
* This option is for service providers to healthcare professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.
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A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.
Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.
What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.
Is there a group booking discount? Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of healthcare Professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.
Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.
Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.
Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.