3-4 August 2021
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Welcome

Returning in August, the Healthcare Leaders Forum arrives at a critical juncture for the nation’s healthcare community.

The healthcare industry has responded emphatically to the unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, as our operating environment begins to correct, Healthcare executives must ensure that the swift transformations undertaken are resolved into lasting value for patients.

Why Attend

  • The Healthcare Leaders Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

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30+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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15+ Insightful Sessions
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200+ Executives
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2021 Speakers

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Dr Simon Eccles
Chief Clinical Information Officer for Heath and Care; Deputy Chief Executive

NHSX (UK)
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Dr Simon Eccles
Chief Clinical Information Officer for Heath and Care; Deputy Chief Executive

NHSX (UK)
Dr Simon Eccles is the national Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care, and head of profession for CCIOs. He is also the Deputy Chief Executive for NHSX. NHSX is accountable for the delivery of the digital transformation program and the whole of the central NHS IT expenditure. Simon has responsibility for digital primary care, the digital transformation screening, and four missions of NHSX. These include reducing the burden on staff, empowering citizens, making clinical information available when needed, enhancing clinical safety and improving operational efficiency. Simon was previously the national Medical Director in Connecting for Health. He was the Clinical Director for Urgent Emergency Care for NHS London and SRO for urgent emergency care in South East London. Simon was an early graduate of the major project Leadership Academy at the Said business school and still practices emergency medicine as a Consultant at St Thomas’s hospital, London.
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Dr Sandro Demaio
Chief Executive Officer

VicHealth
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Dr Sandro Demaio
Chief Executive Officer

VicHealth
Dr Sandro Demaio is a medical doctor and globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. Having held the role of Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization, Dr Demaio was previously the CEO of the EAT Foundation, the science-based, global platform for food systems transformation. He has published 30 scientific papers and more than 90 articles and the author of the Doctor’s Diet, a cookbook based on science and inspired by a love of good food. Dr. Demaio also co-hosts the ABC television show Ask the Doctor – an innovative and exploratory factual medical series broadcasting across Australia and around the world. Dr Demaio originally trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He holds a Masters degree in public health, a PhD in non-communicable diseases and has held fellowships at both Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
Chief Technology Officer

National University Health System (SG)
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Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
Chief Technology Officer

National University Health System (SG)
A/Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan is the Group Chief Technology Officer at the National University Health System (NUHS) Singapore overseeing technology deployment in the Western Healthcare Cluster of Singapore. In his role he assists the Chief Executive to implement new technologies throughout NUHS and serves as the Chief Advisor to the Centre for Innovation in Healthcare in NUHS. A/Prof Ngiam is concurrently the Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer at the NUHS with a special focus on Artificial Intelligence research and information technology implementation in healthcare. In his capacity as Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS, A/Prof Ngiam engages in research into endocrine and metabolic surgery as well as artificial intelligence applications in healthcare. A/Prof Ngiam promotes interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the National University of Singapore campus, particularly between the schools of medicine, engineering and computer science for various healthcare applications. He was awarded the ExxonMobil-NUS Research Fellowship for Clinicians in 2007 and numerous teaching awards for his work in research and education.
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Bryan Mogridge
Chairman

Bupa Australia & New Zealand (NZ)
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Bryan Mogridge
Chairman

Bupa Australia & New Zealand (NZ)
Mr Bryan Mogridge, ONZM joined as Chairman of Bupa Care Services NZ Ltd, New Zealand’s largest private aged care provider, in 1998 and was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Bupa ANZ Group in 2013. During the financial year, Mr Mogridge was a member of the Bupa ANZ Group Board Audit and Bupa ANZ Group Board Risk Committee. Mr Mogridge has very wide experience at both director and executive level, spanning over 45 years. He has been CEO of two New Zealand based public companies and has been a director of public companies continuously since 1984. Mr Mogridge is a non-executive director of Mainfreight (both NZX listed companies). He is a non-executive director of Adherium Ltd (listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”)). Besides his involvement in 3 public companies he is a director and shareholder of a number of significant private companies. Mr Mogridge has been deeply involved in the community recently retiring as chair the Starship (New Zealand’s National Children’s Hospital) Foundation Board of Trustees after 20 years and has been chair of national bodies such as The NZ Wine Institute, The NZ Food and Beverage Exporters Council and The New Zealand Tourism Board.
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Dr Jerome Kim
Director General

International Vaccine Institute (KR)
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Dr Jerome Kim
Director General

International Vaccine Institute (KR)
Jerome Kim, M.D., is the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and an international expert on the evaluation and development of vaccines. His depth and breadth of scientific experience span basic research through advanced clinical development. IVI’s oral cholera vaccine is used around the world to prevent this deadly diarrheal disease. IVI’s typhoid conjugate vaccine, tech-transferred to SK bioscience and PT Bio Farma, is completing Phase III testing. IVI is working on several different vaccines against COVID-19, including the clinical testing of Inovio’s DNA vaccine at Seoul National University Hospital and Genexine’s COVID-19 vaccine at Severance Hospital. Dr. Kim was Principal Deputy and Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis ,in the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) and also served as the Project Manager for the HIV Vaccines and Advanced Concepts Evaluation Project Management Offices, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Fort Detrick, MD. He led the Army's Phase III HIV vaccine trial (RV144) which was the first demonstration that an HIV vaccine could protect against infection, as well as subsequent studies that identified laboratory correlates and HIV sequence changes associated with vaccination. Dr. Kim has authored over 250 publications and received the John Maher Award for Research Excellence from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2013 and the Department of the Army R&D Award for Technical Excellence (2013). Dr. Kim is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and at Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, with high honors in History and highest honors in Biology, and received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine.
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Michael Brennan
Chairman

Productivity Commission
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Michael Brennan
Chairman

Productivity Commission
Previously Michael was Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group, in the Federal Treasury with responsibility for Budget Policy, Retirement Incomes, Commonwealth-State Relations, Social Policy and Infrastructure Financing. Before that he was Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Michael has worked as an Associate Director in the economics and policy practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a senior adviser to Treasurers and Ministers for Finance at the State and Federal level. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the ANU.
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Professor Henry Cutler
Director

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
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Professor Henry Cutler
Director

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
Professor Henry Cutler is the inaugural Director of Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE). Henry has built a successful team of 15 researchers and four HDR students, undertaking public health, health economics, and health policy research funded by competitive academic grants (NHMRC, MRFF) and funded by government and non-government organisations. He currently sits on the National Mental Health Commission National Workplace Initiative Evaluation Group, and was a member of the Sax Expert Advisory Panel for research on cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Henry recently sat on the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System research committee and was an expert witness to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Henry has led over 130 health economics research projects worth $27 million. He is the Group Leader for the Macquarie University Evaluation Team, which assesses pharmaceutical and medical devices for the Australian Department of Health. He is an affiliated researcher within the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, and Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre.
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Hisham El-Ansary
Chief Executive Officer

Bupa Australia & New Zealand
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Hisham El-Ansary
Chief Executive Officer

Bupa Australia & New Zealand
As Chief Executive Officer of Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Hisham El-Ansary is accountable for the region's private health insurance, aged care and health provision businesses. In addition, he is a member of Bupa's global Executive team. Commencing as CEO in April 2019, Hisham first joined Bupa as CFO in 2008 where he played a key role in the integration of MBF and the acquisition and establishment of a number of new subsidiary health companies. Since then, he has held a variety of roles, including Managing Director of the regions' Health Services business, which provides Bupa's dental, optical, health coaching and medical assessment services to more than 1.5 million Australian and New Zealanders across 270 locations. Prior to being at Bupa, Hisham held a number of senior executive roles in a variety of industries including retail, energy, aviation and construction. Hisham holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a non-executive director of a number of companies.
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Dr Mellissa Naidoo
Health Executive, Board Director & Advisor

Australian Digital Health Agency
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Dr Mellissa Naidoo
Health Executive, Board Director & Advisor

Australian Digital Health Agency
Dr Mellissa Naidoo has extensive experience in health management & patient care across both the public and private hospital sectors. Recognised as a thought leader, systems innovator and people connector, she is passionate about sustainability of the health sector to support person-centred care and improved health outcomes and equity. With an interest in the role of technology in healthcare, Dr Naidoo is a certified health informatician and clinical reference lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency. Dr Naidoo is a trusted health and strategic advisor, consulting to both health and non-health organisations and holds directorships as Vice President of MDA National and on the Australian Medical Association Queensland Board. She is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and actively involved in mentoring and training the next generation of medical leaders and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Queensland and Bond University Medical Schools.
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Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, Health & Biosecurity

CSIRO
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Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, Health & Biosecurity

CSIRO
Dr Rob Grenfell, a Public Health Physician, is the Director of CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. Leading a broad portfolio covering Nutrition, eHealth, Medtech and Diagnostics and Biosecurity from weeds to Ebola. Rob has broad ranging public health experience including; National Medical Director at BUPA Australia New Zealand National Director Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation Strategic Health Advisor to Parks Victoria Senior Medical Advisor at the Department of Health Victoria Physician in charge of travel health BHP General Practice He was a member of the Safety and Quality Outcomes Committee of the Hospital Innovation Reform Council, a member of the Victorian Quality Council, Chair of General Practice Victoria, and Member of the Health Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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Suellen Bruce
Executive Director People, Culture & Communications

Western Health
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Suellen Bruce
Executive Director People, Culture & Communications

Western Health
Suellen graduated as a registered nurse in 1979 and holds a Graduate Diploma in Nurse Management and a Masters in Nursing. Suellen joined Western Health in 2013 as the Director Workforce Planning & Development. In April 2016 she was appointed to the role of Executive Director People, Culture & Communications. Throughout her career, Suellen has been committed to supporting the best possible quality patient care, initially as a nurse and later, through her leadership in workforce development, education and people services in both NSW and Victoria public health systems. Suellen’s leadership has led to the establishment and implementation of the WH ‘Positive Workplace Strategy’ aimed to strengthen and sustain a positive workplace environment where employees and volunteers feel safe to work and reach their full potential. She is a committed to leadership and improving workplace culture as this is vital in achieving Best Care for our patients and their families.
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Dr Daniel Heredia
Executive General Manager Health

HBF Health
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Dr Daniel Heredia
Executive General Manager Health

HBF Health
Daniel recently commenced as the Executive General Manager of Health at HBF Health Limited. Daniel has extensive experience in health management and clinical governance and is responsible for HBF’s health strategy, health services and programs, hospital contracting and clinical advice. Before joining HBF Health, Daniel was the Deputy CEO and Medical Director at Hollywood Private Hospital, one of the largest private hospitals in Australia. Daniel was also involved in leading the WA COVID-19 response as the Deputy Chief Executive COVID-19 Health Operations and has previously worked as a Medical Advisor to Medicare Australia. Daniel is Chair of the Registration Committee for the Medical Board of Australia and is a Board Member of the WA Country Health Service (where he also chairs the Safety and Quality Board Subcommittee). He is a former Director of the Australian Medical Association of Western Australia. Daniel has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours, an MBA with Distinction, and a Diploma of Public Health. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
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Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Co-Founder and Clinical Lead

CareMonitor
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Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Co-Founder and Clinical Lead

CareMonitor
Dr Lim is a General Practitioner and GP Principal in a small group practice in Mt Druitt. He is the Immediate Past President of AMA (NSW) President, immediate past Deputy Chair of AMA Council of General Practice, and a Wentwest Clinical Council member..  In 2015 he was awarded the RACGP General Practitioner of the Year award. He has previously served on the RACGP Faculty Board and Western Sydney PHN Board.  Among other things, he has been a Clinical Lead with the National E-Health Transition Authority is one of the developers of the schools based obesity prevention and lifestyle education program - SALSA, with which he remains heavily involved.  He was previously involved in developing the Health Care Homes training material as well as engaged in PHN Training. He currently serves on several advisory groups including the QIPIP Data Governance Group , HealthDirect Clinical Governance Advisory Group and ADHA mHealth Working Group. He has been heavily engaged in the Western Sydney PCMH implementation project, and as a member of the Wentwest Clinical leaders group. He is also the Co-Founder of CareMonitor, a Patient-Provider Partnership Shared Care Digital Platform.
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Kate Copeland
Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure

Metro North Health
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Kate Copeland
Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure

Metro North Health
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Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer

Private Healthcare Australia
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Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer

Private Healthcare Australia
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Eleri Carrahar
Senior Responsible Officer, Master Plan Projects

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
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Eleri Carrahar
Senior Responsible Officer, Master Plan Projects

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
Dr Eleri Carrahar has 17 years’ experience in healthcare, having worked internationally in clinical and managerial roles. After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, she worked in both the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia in 2007. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Heath Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA). Eleri has specialised in medical administration since 2010. In 2018 Eleri was appointed as the Senior Responsible Officer for business case development and delivery of major capital infrastructure projects under the health service master plan. Eleri has an interest in maximising clinical and consumer engagement in building design to achieve positive outcomes and integration of virtual solutions for the delivery of health care in the changing environment.
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Professor David Peiris
Director, Global Primary Health Care Program, Co-Director, Centre for Health Systems Science

The George Institute for Global Health
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Professor David Peiris
Director, Global Primary Health Care Program, Co-Director, Centre for Health Systems Science

The George Institute for Global Health
David is Director of the Global Primary Health Care Program (Better Care) and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Systems Science. He is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney and works clinically as a GP in Sydney. David joined the Institute in 2006 and leads the Better care program at the Institute. The goal of the Better Care program is to overcome the challenges of delivering affordable, high-quality health services and programs to communities across the globe. It is underpinned by health systems science, a dynamic and emerging discipline that includes health services research, health policy and systems research and implementation science. David has published extensively in areas related to health systems research and leads several grants testing innovative strategies to improve access to high-quality primary health care with a particular focus on under-served populations. He is a 2018-2021 NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Heart Foundation Future Fellow. He was the 2015-2016 Australian Harkness Fellow in Healthcare policy, based at Harvard School of Public Health where he conducted a national study of the changes to health care delivery systems associated with President Obama's reforms. He has been a board member with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and sits on several government, non-government and research advisory committees. He was the elected co-chair of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases committee for hypertension control from 2012 to 2015.
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Dr Shannon Nott
Rural Health Director of Medical Services

Western NSW LHD
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Dr Shannon Nott
Rural Health Director of Medical Services

Western NSW LHD
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Amanda Cattermole
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
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Amanda Cattermole
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
Amanda Cattermole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, a role she commenced in September 2020. Prior to this Amanda was the Chief Operating Officer at Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services). Amanda served as interim Chief Executive Officer during the 2019/20 bushfires season. Amanda held several other senior roles at Services Australia, including an extended period as Deputy Secretary, Health and Aged Care, responsible for the delivery of more than $60 billion in annual payments and services to Australians under Medicare, the PBS and in the aged care sector. Amanda has also held senior roles in the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury and Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the State Departments of Health and Human Services, Victoria and Indigenous Affairs, Western Australia. In her earlier career Amanda worked as a lawyer in Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Laws and a Master of Business Administration. Amanda received the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service leading reform in providing housing for Indigenous people in remote communities and the National Gambling Reform laws.
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Kym Ayscough
Executive Director, Regulatory Operations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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Kym Ayscough
Executive Director, Regulatory Operations

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations came to AHPRA in March 2010 after seven years as CEO and Registrar of the Pharmacy Board of New South Wales. After four years as NSW State Manager, Kym took up the role of Executive Director on 1 July 2014. In this role, she has accountability for national delivery of the core regulatory functions of registration, notifications, compliance and legal services. Kym is a solicitor and holds Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law and Management degrees. She has more than 17 years' experience in professional regulation and thrives on the challenges of building a transparent, efficient, effective and fair system of regulation for health practitioners.
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Professor Kylie Ward
Chief Executive Officer

Australian College of Nursing
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Professor Kylie Ward
Chief Executive Officer

Australian College of Nursing
Kylie Ward was born and bred in the outer western suburbs of Sydney. Life was simple but Kylie wasn’t. She was a dreamer. What she didn’t know then, was that she was destined to become one of the most influential health professional leaders of her country and a formidable, passionate advocate for health, women and equality. Kylie currently serves as the CEO of Australian College of Nursing (ACN). She has led a program of transformation at ACN, turning around membership numbers to increase revenue and tripling student numbers - all within five years. She has done this by leading the ACN community to find their relevance through policy leadership, political and industry influence. ACN is now Australia’s beacon for Nurse Leadership. Kylie holds honorary academic appointments with five leading Australian Universities and was ministerially appointed as a Director to ADHA (Australia Digital Health Agency) and NHMRC Health Translation Advisory Committee (HTAC) whilst holding numerous other board positions. In 2020 Kylie was named as one of the Top 100 Health Voices for LinkedIn worldwide and in 2021 was recognised as a National Influencer by AuSAE, the leading body for Association Executives. Kylie has served on Senate and Parliamentary Inquiries and gave evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission of 2019. In 2017, Kylie won Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in ACT for Purpose and Social Enterprise.
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Dr Michael Daly
Director, Medical and Emergency Services

QEII Jubilee Hospital
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Dr Michael Daly
Director, Medical and Emergency Services

QEII Jubilee Hospital
Michael commenced as Director, Medical and Emergency Services at QEII Jubilee Hospital in 2020. Michael has extensive experience as a medical manager and senior executive in both Queensland Health and Metro South. He has spent most of the last 14 years as both founder of the Southern Area Clinical Governance Unit in Queensland and subsequently as Executive Director Clinical Governance, Metro South Health. At Metro South Health, Michael has developed and evolved a number of Australia leading Clinical Governance systems, including Communication Training programs, Senior Medical Performance processes, Audit and Scorecard systems, Digital Hospital Safety systems and Short Notice Accreditation. A graduate from University College Dublin, Michael has an MBA from UQ, is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Medical Administrators and is an Improvement Advisor with the Institute of Health Care Improvement. He is an Adjunct Professor at QUT Faculty of Health and lectures on Operations Management at the UQ MBA. Michael is published in End of Life, Suicide, Deteriorating Patient, Disaster Management and Clinical Communication. He has presented internationally on Clinical Governance, Senior Medical Performance, Digital Hospital Safety and Accreditation. His special interest is in Operations Management and utilising improvement science to help performance.
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Stephen Mason
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Patients Association
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Stephen Mason
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Patients Association
Stephen Mason was formerly CEO of Creative Brands Pty Ltd and Finance Director of ASX listed Lemarne Corporation Ltd for over 10 years and Company Secretary of Lemarne Corporation for 20 years. He is a Director of Heritage Brands Limited and is Chairman of its Audit Committee and is also a Director/Secretary of two other private companies. Stephen has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University as well as a Diploma in Corporate Management. He is a Fellow of both the CPA and CSA, where he lectures occasionally, as well as a Justice of the Peace. Stephen has had previous experience managing start up organisations and is a life member of three clubs and/or associations. He has had strong community involvement in various clubs and not-for-profit organisations, including, Lord Somers Camp, Powerhouse, the VAFA and Save our Suburbs.
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Dave Waters
Executive Director, Human Resources

Metro South Health
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Dave Waters
Executive Director, Human Resources

Metro South Health
Dave Waters is Executive Director Human Resources for Metro South Health. His previous roles include Chief Human Resources Officer for both the Queensland Department of Health and Department of Transport and head of employment relations for the state’s health and education agencies. Dave is a devotee of open source change principles in affecting enduring organisational change in the public sector. Dave’s professional pathway, including careers as a journalist and union official, has provided him with a unique perspective on the people and culture challenges facing large complex organisations.
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Professor Denise Heinjus
Executive Director Nursing Services, Allied Health & Residential Aged Care

The Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Professor Denise Heinjus
Executive Director Nursing Services, Allied Health & Residential Aged Care

The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Denise trained as a general nurse at Albury Base Hospital and as a midwife at Preston and Northcote Community Hospital in Melbourne. She has a Graduate Certificate in Law and Management and a Masters (Honours) in Health Science Management. Denise has a background in rural and regional health, managing community based services in The Greater Murray Area Health Service for many years. Previous nurse leadership roles include Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health Service; Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Illawarra Health Service; and Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery at Monash Health prior to her appointment to the Royal Melbourne Hospital as the Executive Director of Nursing Services, Allied Health and Residential Aged Care in July 2007. Denise has a strong interest in building clinical and operational leadership capability and facilitating a healthy workplace culture for all staff to thrive in their careers. Through her executive roles, she has a long history in both NSW and Victoria in emergency management preparedness and responsiveness. She was the RMH Emergency Commander following the Bourke Street attack in Jan 2017 and more recently has had been responsible for leading RMH in planning and responding to COVID-19.
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Bill Zeng
Chief Technology Officer

Poly
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Bill Zeng
Chief Technology Officer

Poly
Bill Zeng is Chief Technology Officer and Director of Sales Engineering of Asia Pacific for Poly. In this role, he is responsible for leading Poly’s technology vision in the region, as well as for crafting product and solution strategy for the region. Zeng joined Poly in early 2019, bringing over two decades of experience in the telecom and information technology industry as a technology leader and innovator. He has led technical sales and operation teams across the Asia Pacific region, having been based in Sydney, Beijing, and Singapore for several years. His ability to foresee the industry transitions and marry disruptive technologies to business needs has enabled him to be a trusted advisor to customers and partners. He is highly respected by industry peers for his depth of knowledge in both voice and video technologies (MGCP, H323, SIP, H264 etc.), some of which he helped develop as an active contributor in various standardization bodies. Zeng holds a First Class Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney. Outside of work, Zeng enjoys Texas-style BBQ and is fond of vintage sports cars
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Matt Moran
Managing Director ANZSEA

Philips
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Matt Moran
Managing Director ANZSEA

Philips
Matt Moran is the Managing Director for Philips in Australia and New Zealand. With over 25 years at Philips, Matt has held various leadership positions in Australia, Singapore and Europe and across different areas of the company, supporting its transformation from a consumer electronics company to a global leader in health technology.
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Shehaan Fernando
Regional Director for Connected Care Informatics

Philips
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Shehaan Fernando
Regional Director for Connected Care Informatics

Philips
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Bettina McMahon
Chief Executive Officer

Healthdirect Australia
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Bettina McMahon
Chief Executive Officer

Healthdirect Australia
Bettina joined Healthdirect Australia in 2021 and leads the Executive Team to deliver digital health services direct to the Australian public, safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. She commenced at an exciting time of change in the health sector as COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of telehealth and Healthdirect Australia supported the Australian Government and state and territory health departments with their COVID-19 health responses. Bettina has significant experience in digital transformation in the health sector and an extensive track record in delivering major reforms in complex regulatory and stakeholder environments. Prior to joining Healthdirect Australia, Bettina was the Interim Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Digital Health Agency, where she had also held roles as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive General Manager for Industry and Government. Bettina is Chair of the Board of the Australasian Digital Health Institute.
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Dr Ben Kanter
Chief Medical Information Officer

Vocera Communications
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Dr Ben Kanter
Chief Medical Information Officer

Vocera Communications
Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP, is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Vocera, where he works closely with clinicians and engineers to co-design the next generation of real-time communication and collaboration solutions for hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Vocera, Dr. Kanter worked as an industry consultant and thought leader with several innovative healthcare IT companies. Dr. Kanter earned his medical degree and completed internal medicine training at Northwestern University. He completed post-doctoral studies in both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the U.C.S.D. Medical center in California. Dr. Kanter is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and medical informatics.
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Darren Kilmartin
Head of Healthcare Services ANZSEA

UKG
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Darren Kilmartin
Head of Healthcare Services ANZSEA

UKG
Darren Kilmartin’s Healthcare career spans over 28 years, starting as a Medical Scientist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Darren is experienced in a variety of roles including scientific, business development management, operations management and executive leadership. This diversity has allowed him to oversee the delivery and engagement of services to health organisations across Australia including the public and private aged care sector. Darren is passionate about managing teams, large workforces and strategic services. In the last decade Darren has worked in delivering, at the cold face and governance level, the first wave of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in the acute sector across the eastern seaboard of Australia. He is also proud to have been a volunteer Director on the Board of a large Community Health Service over the past 13 years. Darren currently leads the Healthcare Services for Kronos ANZSEA. In this role he enjoys engaging, advising and supporting the many organisations across our public, private and not-for-profit health care sector.
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Richard Hazeltine
Sales Director, APAC

Allocate
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Richard Hazeltine
Sales Director, APAC

Allocate
Richard is the APAC Sales Director of Allocate Software where he is leading healthcare providers through the change in their thought process around what Workforce Management should mean. Richard has worked in the Workforce Management Software industry since 1989 when Workforce Management software was in its infancy and more often referred to as time and labour or time and attendance. As the Sales Manager and General Manager of an Australian developed solution provider, over ten years he helped build that business into Australia’s largest provider of automated WFM software which was ultimately acquired by a publicly listed company in the US. He then started and ran his own workforce management software company which revolutionised the way companies thought about workforce management software until finally selling that business and joining Allocate. As a trained accountant, whilst he is fully aware of the financial benefits these solutions can provide, he is keen for organisations to understand the other, sometimes more important benefits that can be achieved. Richard holds a current Commercial Pilots Licence with over 2000 flying hours in a variety of aircraft and as such has some real insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on the aviation industry in Australia and in particular the less visible people who work in it.
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David Nicol
Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

BlackBerry
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David Nicol
Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

BlackBerry
David Nicol is the Managing Director for BlackBerry in Australia and New Zealand. With over two decades in IT sector leadership roles, David now leads a team of software and cybersecurity experts who help companies and governments mitigate security risks, protect their people and maintain business continuity.

sessions


  • 8:30 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
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    Dr Kean-Seng Lim
    Co-Founder and Clinical Lead

    CareMonitor
  • 9:05 am
    Opening Keynote

    Healthcare Leadership: Learnings from the Boardroom 

    speaker
    Bryan Mogridge
    Chairman

    Bupa Australia & New Zealand (NZ)
  • 9:30 am
    Outlook Session

    Change Imperatives: Accelerating Healthcare Transformation 

    The COVID-19 pandemic is a paradigm shifting event, a crisis of health and a business revelation. Healthcare institutions have been compelled to compress transformation timelines, reckon with global supply chain dependencies, and respond to amplified cyber-security vulnerabilities, all at a distance. Business leaders will recognise that the immensity of this challenge is mirrored by the scale of opportunity to instrument meaningful reform. This Session serves as a contextual platform for the Forum, as we explore the key foundations for building the resilience in the sector.   

    speaker
    Professor Henry Cutler
    Director

    Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
    speaker
    Kym Ayscough
    Executive Director, Regulatory Operations

    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
    speaker
    Professor Kylie Ward
    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian College of Nursing
    speaker
    Dr Michael Daly
    Director, Medical and Emergency Services

    QEII Jubilee Hospital
  • 10:10 am
    National Keynote

    The Reform and Sustainable Funding of Healthcare in Australia 

    speaker
    Michael Brennan
    Chairman

    Productivity Commission
  • 10:35 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:05 am
    Partner Keynote

    Telehealth: Managing Global Pandemic Effectively with Collaboration

    Telehealth is fast becoming the ‘new normal’. Enabled by new technologies and driven by necessities in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that most people will access certain health services remotely in future. To be successful, telehealth needs a high-quality collaboration environment for the remote healthcare workforce.

    speaker
    Bill Zeng
    Chief Technology Officer

    Poly
  • 11:35 am
    Customer Session

    Patients at the Core: The Rise of Personalised and Intuitive Healthcare Ecosystems  

    Australia’s healthcare sector is often diagnosed with clinical inertia, a deeply embedded resistance to systematic change. But the sheer weight of the pandemic is dismantling cultural aversions to business transformation and presents an opportunity for the genuine reform of care-delivery models. Our conversation will interrogate key impediments to information exchange waylaying the acceleration of patient-centred healthcare ecosystems. We will consider how to unite key value chain participants with integrated data to extend the patient journey, improving stakeholder experiences and outcomes. 

    speaker
    Dr Daniel Heredia
    Executive General Manager Health

    HBF Health
    speaker
    Hisham El-Ansary
    Chief Executive Officer

    Bupa Australia & New Zealand
    speaker
    Rachel David
    Chief Executive Officer

    Private Healthcare Australia
  • 12:15 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 1:20 pm
    Diamond Keynote
    Beyond the Pandemic: Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems

    Following the release of Philips’ Future Health Index 2021 report, which examines the perspectives of 3,000 healthcare leaders across 14 countries, Matt Moran will highlight their perspectives and the challenges they’ve faced since the onset of the pandemic and explores where their current and future priorities lie. The report outlines a new vision for future healthcare, shaped by a fresh emphasis on partnerships, sustainability and new digital models of care delivery, both inside and outside the hospital.  

    speaker
    Matt Moran
    Managing Director ANZSEA

    Philips
  • 1:45 pm
    Telehealth Session

    Care in Context: Navigating an Operating Environment Defined by Distance 

    Immense pressure on acute settings is rescinding institutional barriers to the provision of telehealth services. The capability to bypass environmental characteristics is a crucial step towards revolutionising care delivery, but our contextually-driven pivot towards telehealth applications will only be entrenched as genuine reform if we address the underlying factors arresting change in the sector. Our conversation will consider the regulatory initiatives, technological drivers, and partnerships facilitating the growth of Telehealth in Australia.   

    speaker
    Dr Mellissa Naidoo
    Health Executive, Board Director & Advisor

    Australian Digital Health Agency
    speaker
    Dr Shannon Nott
    Rural Health Director of Medical Services

    Western NSW LHD
    speaker
    Michael Brennan
    Chairman

    Productivity Commission
    speaker
    Shehaan Fernando
    Regional Director for Connected Care Informatics

    Philips
  • 2:25 pm
    Platinum Keynote

    Communication and Collaboration Platforms: Fundamental Technology of the Real-Time Health System

    speaker
    Dr Ben Kanter
    Chief Medical Information Officer

    Vocera Communications
  • 2:40 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 3:10 pm
    International Keynote
    speaker
    Dr Jerome Kim
    Director General

    International Vaccine Institute (KR)
  • 3:35 pm
    Visionary Keynote

    Redefining the Role of Digital in Healthcare Transformation

    speaker
    Dr Simon Eccles
    Chief Clinical Information Officer for Heath and Care; Deputy Chief Executive

    NHSX (UK)
  • 4:05 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
    speaker
    Dr Kean-Seng Lim
    Co-Founder and Clinical Lead

    CareMonitor
  • 4:10 pm
    Close of Day One
  • 8:40 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
    speaker
    Dr Kean-Seng Lim
    Co-Founder and Clinical Lead

    CareMonitor
  • 9:05 am
    Opening Keynote

    What does the Future of Digital Health hold for Australia?

    speaker
    Amanda Cattermole
    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 9:35 am
    National Keynote
    speaker
    Professor Denise Heinjus
    Executive Director Nursing Services, Allied Health & Residential Aged Care

    The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • 10:05 am
    Keynote Interview

    Value Reconsidered: The Collision of Commercial and Patient Objectives 

    speaker
    Stephen Mason
    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian Patients Association
  • 10:35 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:00 am
    Diamond Keynote

    From organisation to people: leveraging technology for a sustainable healthcare

    speaker
    Richard Hazeltine
    Sales Director, APAC

    Allocate
  • 11:25 am
    People Session

    The Power of Process: The Case for Collaborative Change Management 

    Transformation is not at its core a security or technology challenge – it is a business process challenge. To overcome cultural resistances and build change momentum, leaders must effectively articulate the specific ways that technological renewal will facilitate, rather than inhibit, the delivery of patient outcomes. Our conversation will consider the systems, strategies, and tools required to engage key stakeholders and orchestrate meaningful transformation in the healthcare sector.   

    speaker
    Suellen Bruce
    Executive Director People, Culture & Communications

    Western Health
    speaker
    Dr Rob Grenfell
    Director, Health & Biosecurity

    CSIRO
    speaker
    Dave Waters
    Executive Director, Human Resources

    Metro South Health
    speaker
    Darren Kilmartin
    Head of Healthcare Services ANZSEA

    UKG
  • 12:05 pm
    National Keynote

    Health Financed: Stimulating Economic Growth Through Innovation 

    speaker
    Dr Rob Grenfell
    Director, Health & Biosecurity

    CSIRO
  • 12:30 pm
    Lunch and Networking Remarks
  • 12:35 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 1:35 pm
    International Keynote

    Maximising the use of AI in Healthcare Delivery 

    speaker
    Professor Ngiam Kee Yuan
    Chief Technology Officer

    National University Health System (SG)
  • 2:00 pm
    Infrastructure Session

    Shattered Assumptions: Decoupling from Legacy Infrastructure 

    Healthcare infrastructure was modelled on the fundamental assumption that the patient journey is confined to hospital walls – an assumption that is currently being dismantled. Digitisation is driving revolutionary models of patient-centric care delivery that extend the customer journey beyond the physical hospital site. By deploying technology across the breadth of the enterprise to secure and accelerate applications, hospitals will be able to support soaring customer expectations for reliable and seamless interactions that are informed by lived experiences outside the sector.  Our conversation will explore how healthcare institutions are confronting technological debt and decoupling from legacy infrastructure to support digitally infused patient journeys. 

    speaker
    Kate Copeland
    Executive Director Assets and Infrastructure

    Metro North Health
    speaker
    Eleri Carrahar
    Senior Responsible Officer, Master Plan Projects

    West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
    speaker
    Bettina McMahon
    Chief Executive Officer

    Healthdirect Australia
  • 2:40 pm
    National Keynote

    Championing Community in Contemporary Healthcare 

    speaker
    Dr Sandro Demaio
    Chief Executive Officer

    VicHealth
  • 3:05 pm
    Closing Keynote

    Overcoming health system challenges to support the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals 

    speaker
    Professor David Peiris
    Director, Global Primary Health Care Program, Co-Director, Centre for Health Systems Science

    The George Institute for Global Health
  • 3:10 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
    speaker
    Dr Kean-Seng Lim
    Co-Founder and Clinical Lead

    CareMonitor
  • 3:20 pm
    Close of Event
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Celebrating its sixth year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior healthcare executives, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

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Delegates are required to quote ‘CONNECTMED21’ to receive a discounted rate of $210 room only per room per night nett. This discount is valid for travel between 1st August 2021 and 6th August 2021 and is valid until 7 days to arrival date of the event. Rooms are subject to availability and rates will be quoted at the time of booking.

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  • No cancellation charge applies prior to 18:00, up until 1 day prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.
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