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The Healthcare Leaders Forum is firmly established as the premier national event for Healthcare executives, congregating key stakeholders for top-line perspectives on management, policy and innovation.
Australian Healthcare is approaching a moment of distinction. Spurred by the burgeoning expectations of patients, government and commercial stakeholders, industry leaders are advancing healthcare delivery through the strategic integration of technology. As old and new models of healthcare collide and increasingly 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.
Bringing together the nation’s leading Healthcare executives from across the public and private spectrum in a confidential event, this is the ideal platform to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and improve patient outcomes today.
This event features an ambitious, outcome-focused agenda with over 40 C-suite perspectives from the highest levels of healthcare in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from the leaders of all the major industry stakeholders from across the nation.
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The Hon. Greg Hunt MP|
Federal Minister for Health
Greg was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula where he currently resides with his wife Paula and two young children. Greg graduated from Melbourne University with First Class Honours in Law, and subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Masters of International Relations at Yale University. Throughout university and his time on a kibbutz in Israel he worked in warehouses, as a metal worker and as a fruit picker. After university Greg worked with Mallesons Stephen Jacques, before becoming Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Between 1994 and 1998, Greg worked as senior adviser to the then opposition Leader and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer. He subsequently headed Australia’s electoral mission to Cambodia in 1998. Greg then worked with McKinsey and Co for almost three years during which time he became an Engagement Manager and specialised in telecommunications, start-ups, government reform and the banking sector. Greg’s achievements include being named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, being a runner up in the World Debating Championships and being selected as Australia’s debating captain. Greg was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001, and became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage and then Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs as a young MP in the Howard Government. Greg was Shadow Minister in the Environment portfolio between 2007 and 2013, and was Minister for the Environment between September 2013 and July 2016. As Environment Minister, Greg counts his key achievements as establishing Australia’s successful Emissions Reduction Fund, developing the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and $1 billion Reef Fund. In 2016 he was selected as the inaugural Best Minister in the World recipient at the World Government Summit. Greg was appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science in July 2016. In January 2017, Greg was appointed Minister for Health and Sport. Greg has always had a strong connection with the medical profession and both his mother and wife worked as nurses. Greg will use his background in the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio to build on Australia’s track record for medical breakthroughs, turning what is done in the laboratory into better healthcare for patients. Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. He wants to be a strong advocate for greater understanding and community awareness, and to ensure we have the necessary resources to help deal with this very important issue. Greg is a keen sportsman and has competed in seven marathons as well as numerous local events such as the Arthurs Seat Challenge fun run, the San Remo Channel Challenge and the Dromana Life Saving Club swim. As the Member for Flinders, Greg has completed four 500km walks around his electorate – in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2015 – to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP|
Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research
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 Mohan Chellappa|
Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, Global Ventures
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (USA)
Dr Chellappa is involved in the development of international clinical consultancy activities, especially in the area of clinical care program development, quality systems implementation and utilization of information technology in health care.
Dr. Chellappa is one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. He has been instrumental in globally securing and establishing various Johns Hopkins Medicine clinical, management and enterprise developmental initiatives. In addition, he is also the chief executive of Amcare Labs International, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
A surgeon by profession, he is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds a business degree. He has wide surgical experience, having worked in countries such as India, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Dr. Chellappa pioneered laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery in Asia and subsequently provided training in laparoscopic techniques to many surgeons from the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.
The Hon. Tanya Davies MP|
Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women & Minister for Ageing
As Minister for Mental Health, Tanya is responsible for overseeing the ongoing implementation of a comprehensive person-centred reform of the Mental Health care system in NSW.
She is dedicated to ensuring everyone across the state has the supports to live well in the community with access to the right mental health services when they need it most.
Recently Tanya oversaw an extensive review of the use of seclusion, restraint and observation practices in NSW mental health facilities. The NSW Government accepted all of the Review’s recommendations and work has now begun to implement changes to the way care is delivered in mental health facilities across the State.
In June this year Tanya, along with NSW’s Attorney General, announced a major overhaul of the forensic mental health system to improve diversion options for forensic patients and provide stronger support for victims.
Tanya is a working mother, raising her two young children in Western Sydney with husband Mark. Prior to being sworn in as NSW Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Women, Tanya was Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Affairs and Homelessness, and has been the local member for Mulgoa since 2011.
Elizabeth has held a number of Senior Executive roles within the NSW health system, including Director Clinical Operations South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service and Chief Executive of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. In February 2015, Elizabeth commenced in the role of Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources at the NSW Ministry of Health where she was responsible for strategic health policy development and system-wide planning of health services. In May 2016, Elizabeth was appointed Secretary, NSW Health. As Secretary, Elizabeth is committed to strategically re-shaping health services to provide better value care and improved patient outcomes, ensuring NSW continues to lead the nation in delivering high quality care to its communities. Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.
Dr Timothy G. Buchman|
Emory Critical Care Center (USA)
Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD, FACS, FCCP, MCCM is currently the founding director of the Emory’s Critical Care Center (ECCC), which integrates ICUs throughout the Emory Healthcare system. He is Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Informatics at Emory University. He is a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. Before joining Emory, he served as the Edison Professor of Surgery and Director of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his 15 years on the faculty at Washington University, Dr. Buchman directed the surgical intensive care unit and founded the trauma service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he completed his surgical training. He is Editor-in-Chief of Critical Care Medicine.
Chief Executive Officer
NIB Health Funds
Mark Fitzgibbon leads private health insurer, nib, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
Since joining the team in 2002, Mark has been instrumental in guiding the national and international expansion of the health fund. He also led nib through its demutualisation and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2007.
From its humble beginnings in the Hunter more than 60 years ago, today nib is Australia’s fourth largest health insurer, as well as New Zealand’s second largest provider of medical insurance.
As one of Australia’s fastest growing health insurers, nib employs almost 1,300 people across the globe. In financial year 2017, the health fund generated $2.0 billion in premium revenue and currently has a market capitalisation of more than $2.5 billion.
He has also previously served as CEO of both the national and NSW peak industry bodies for licensed clubs and held several CEO positions in local government.
Mark holds a Masters in Business Administration (UTS) and Masters in Arts (MGSM) and is also a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Jason Cheah|
Chief Executive Officer
Agency For Integrated Care (SGP)
Dr Jason Cheah graduated with a Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health (with Distinction) from the National University of Singapore. After his clinical training in general internal medicine, he completed his Masters in Health Care Management from University of Wales (Swansea) and a obtained a MBA from Warwick University in 1998. In 2001, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.
In July 2009, Dr Cheah was appointed by the Ministry of Health Singapore as CEO of a newly established National Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). This Agency is charged with integrating care for the patients with chronic medical conditions across the continuum from acute hospitals to community hospitals, nursing homes and home care. The AIC is also tasked to develop the long term care sector in Singapore and co-develops innovative new care models which enable patients to transition from hospital to home.
In February 2014, he was appointed to lead in the planning and development of a 1800 bedded integrated health campus in the northern part of Singapore. This campus is the first greenfield health facility project which combines an acute general hospital with a rehabilitation and sub-acute care facility and a long term care residential facility and hospice all within one location. The campus will be operational by 2022.
Dr Cheah has published widely in a number of international peer reviewed journals and remains active in teaching at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in the National University of Singapore. He also teaches regularly at the University of Berkeley School of Public Health and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences on healthcare quality, integrated care and chronic disease management. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) since March 2011.
Dr Linda Swan|
Chief Medical Officer
As the Chief Medical Officer for Medibank, Dr Linda Swan is focused on improving the health outcomes and patient experience of the private health insurer’s 3.7 million members as well as finding ways to keep the cost of healthcare affordable for all Australians. Dr Swan is a registered medical practitioner with broad commercial and business experience across the health sector including in general practice, clinical research, the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, population health and health policy. Prior to joining Medibank, Linda was the Managing Director for Healthways Australia – a global population health company specialising in behaviour change programs to improve health and lower healthcare costs.
Professor Philip Choo|
Group Chief Executive Officer
National Healthcare Group (SGP)
Group Chief Executive Officer, National Healthcare Group (NHG)
Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Clinical Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Adjunct Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Professor Philip Choo is Group Chief Executive Officer of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) since 10 January 2015. He leads in the transformation of care, as NHG evolves in its continuing journey as the Regional Health System (RHS) for Central Singapore. This is to prepare the healthcare system for the ageing population by providing the right care for all segments of the population, from the living well to the moderately ill to the frail elderly.
Professor Choo is recognised as an international Geriatrician with over 25 years as a practising Clinician. He was awarded the TTSH Doctor of the Year in 1996.
Professor Choo’s contribution during the SARS epidemic, heading the medical team, earned him the National Day Public Service Star Award in 2003. Professor Choo was awarded the National Day Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2011, and the National Day Long Service Medal in 2015.
Professor Choo serves on several Boards which include the NHG-Johns Hopkins Singapore Institute Pte Ltd, Ren Ci Hospital, The Courage Fund Limited, and Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. He also sits on various Ministry of Health Committees, and a member of various committees eg Medical Advisory Board to MINDEF and SAF, Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education Advisory Board NTU, Community for Successful Ageing Advisory Committee and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Governing Board.
Professor Vlado Perkovic|
The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Vlado Perkovic is Executive Director of The George Institute, Australia, Professor of Medicine at UNSW Sydney, and a Staff Specialist in Nephrology at the Royal North Shore Hospital. His research focus is in clinical trials and epidemiology, in particular in preventing the progression of kidney disease and its complications. He leads several international clinical trials, and has been involved in developing Australian and global treatment guidelines. He has played a central role in the development of an affordable dialysis system, which was a Eureka Prize finalist in 2017.
Vlado is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Committee on Research Translation, and is on the Board of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance and the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes. He is Chair of the International Society of Nephrology Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) group; and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of leading specialist and general journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Circulation, and the New England Journal of Medicine.
National Mental Health Commission
Lucy has a strong commitment to helping others. Her primary areas of focus are issues facing Women and Girls and Mental Health and Wellbeing particularly in the workplace. She takes an evidenced based approach to problem solving and social investment.
Lucy has more than 25 years’ experience commercial experience with companies including Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young working in accounting, finance and organisational psychology. Specifically, Lucy has worked in trusted advisory roles with some of Australia’s leading CEO’s, Managing Partners, Ministers and Chairs. In 2015, Lucy was named as one of the 100 Women of Influence in Australia.
Chair & Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission
Chair, Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance
Chair, Australian Advisory Group for Suicide Prevention
Patron, Partners in Depression
Patron, Lifeline Northern Beaches
Friend, Carers NSW
Silver Medallion, Surf Lifesaving – Patrol at Bilgola Beach
Founder & Patron, Sydney Women’s Fund
Sally Evans has over 30 years international experience in executive and non-executive roles across the health, aged care and investment management, insurance and superannuation sectors. Sally is currently Chair of LifeCircle, a Non-Executive Director on the ASX-listed Gateway Lifestyle and the NZX-listed Oceania Healthcare Group and a speaker on the Longevity Economy and digital disruption of the aged care sector. Sally’s prior roles include Investment Director, Aged Care at AMP Capital, an inaugural member of the Aged Care Financing Authority, Asia–Pacific Head of Healthcare for the FTSE Compass Group and Non-Exec Director at Opal Aged Care. Sally is the Telstra Business Women’s Award 2002 Australian Private & Corporate sector winner and Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence 2013 Corporate sector finalist. Sally’s executive career included working and living in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and Hong Kong and subsequent responsibility across the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on China and Japan.
Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Bupa Australia & New Zealand
Hisham is Bupa Australia & New Zealand’s Chief Financial and Strategy Officer (CFSO). He was previously managing director of Bupa Health Services, overseeing the company’s dental, optical, health coaching and medical assessment services to more than 1.5 million customers across 260 locations. He 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. Hisham then moved into the new role Director of Strategy and Development, where he ran these companies as an emerging business portfolio, in addition to leading the strategy, acquisitions and business development function for Bupa in Australia and New Zealand between 2011 to June 2014. Prior to joining Bupa, Hisham was CFO of department store, Myer. Over the past 30 years, he has held senior executive roles in a variety of industries including retail, energy, aviation and construction. Hisham’s qualifications include 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. He is also a director of children’s charity, Very Special Kids, and a number of Bupa companies.
Dr Steve Hambleton|
Sponsor Medicines Safety, DI and Path, Deputy Chair Expansion Programme
Australian Digital Health Agency
Dr Steve Hambleton is a GP in Kedron in Brisbane and a former State and Federal President of the Australian Medical Association. He is a board member of Avant Mutual Group Limited, Digital Health CRC Limited, QAIHC (Qld Aboriginal and Islander Health Council) and the AMA Queensland Foundation. He is Deputy Chair of the MBS Taskforce and deputy chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency Expansion Program, the Clinical Reference Group and the clinical programs. He chaired the Primary Health Care Advisory Group in to investigate options to provide better care for people with complex and chronic illness and is now on the Health Care Homes Implementation Advisory Group
Dr Rachel David|
Private Healthcare Australia
Dr Rachel David is an expert on healthcare policy and financing, and is currently the chief executive of Private Healthcare Australia, the industry peak body representing health funds. Formerly a medical practitioner, she is dedicated to harnessing medical best practice and policy to improve health outcomes in the community. Previously a senior advisor to the Federal Health Minister between 1996 and 2000, her relationships in the government sector and Australian business community extend to the highest levels. Dr David has worked with the international pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries for more than a decade, including Australian biotech leader CSL, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. On the senior management team of CSL Ltd, she played a pivotal role in making the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil available to Australian women, and later boys. She has also been a founding practice manager of the McKinsey & Company health and government sector practice in Australia. In her current role, Dr David undertakes policy and advocacy work, as well as thought leadership for Australia’s major health funds.
Dr Kevin Bullen|
Chief Clinical Officer
Primary Health Care
Dr. Kevin Bullen
MB BCh, FRACGP
Kevin joined Primary Health Care in March 2014 as a GP at the Warringah Medical & Dental Centre where he soon became the Lead Independent Doctor for the practice. Prior to joining Primary Health Care, Kevin was a Medical Director at a large practice in Blacktown, NSW, overseeing the clinical and professional development of the team. As the Chief Clinical Officer, Kevin is currently leading the clinical team across Australia to build on a strong culture of excellence in clinical standards, achieving quality outcomes for patients and GPs and improving engagement across the organisation. Kevin graduated in 1994 from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff and completed his GP training in South Wales. While in the UK, Kevin experienced and lived through numerous changes within the National Health Service (NHS) gaining experience in implementing Integrated Care as part of the GP care cycle.
Dr Diane Watson|
Bureau of Health Information
Dr Diane Watson is the Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information. She has led the establishment of three reporting agencies in Australia that use big data to drive decisions on healthcare provision nationally and locally. Prior to joining BHI, Dr Watson was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information, established in 2016 to monitor and report on public and private services that stimulate quality and safety improvements, increase transparency and accountability, and inform the community. She was also the inaugural Chief Executive of the National Health Performance Authority, established by the Australian Government to monitor, and report on, the performance of 1000+ public and private hospitals and 300+ health regions. Dr Watson was the inaugural Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information from 2009 to 2012. She has held senior management positions for almost 20 years measuring, monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare systems to drive improvements in health, care and productivity. During this time, she has set the future direction of high-profile, board governed agencies and inspired a strong sense of purpose among highly talented and specialised workforces.
Indigenous Allied Health Australia
Nicole Turner is a Kamilaroi woman who currently lives on the New South Wales coast near Kempsey. She is one of very few qualified Aboriginal community nutritionists in Australia, and currently works for Hunter New England Health as the program manager of Healthy Lifestyle programs. In 2017, Nicole’s team received the Tackling Childhood Obesity NSW Premiers Award in for the Aboriginal Go4fun initiative. Nicole’s passion is nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. She has published numerous papers in international journals and presented at several conferences around Australia on a variety of topics, especially health.
Sydney Local Health District
Dr Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive of the Sydney Local Health District with over 30 years’ experience as a clinician and manager in the public health system.
Her roles included General Manager, Liverpool Hospital and Director, Clinical Operations, Former Sydney South West Area Health Service. A graduate of this University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), Teresa then went on to complete a PhD in Linguistics at Macquarie University on the Early Identification and Treatment of Communication Disorders in Infancy.
Dr Anderson is also currently Chair of the Sydney Research Council, a partnership between the University of Sydney, Sydney Local Health District and the Medical Research Institutes.
Dr Ian Oppermann|
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Data Scientist
NSW Data Analytics Centre
Dr Ian Oppermann is CEO and Chief Data Scientist of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Prior to this, he was the founding Director of CSIRO’s Digital Productivity and Services Flagship, and Director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre, the unit responsible for addressing major scientific challenges in wireless communications, robotics, information theory, environmental sensing and eHealth. Before that, he held senior leadership positions in Europe and Australia, including at Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. Dr Oppermann is regarded a thought leader in Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband-enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to six books and co-authored more than 120 papers that have been cited over 3200 times. Dr Oppermann has an MBA from the University of London and a PhD in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institute of Engineers Australia. He is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Philip Tideman|
Dr Philip Tideman is the Clinical Director of the Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network SA (iCCnet SA) and is also Deputy Regional Director of Cardiology in the Southern Adelaide LHN. iCCnet is a nationally and internationally recognised clinical network providing essential support to regional, rural and remote primary care clinicians to enable them to practice up-to-date, evidence based acute cardiac and follow-up cardiac care. Dr Tideman has been in engaged in cardiovascular research for the past 23 years in the areas ofcardiovascular epidemiology, health services and population level health outcomes. The research has focused on geographical variation in cardiovascular risk factors, patterns of care, and clinical, health service and population level outcomes. Integration of new point-of-care diagnostic technology and development of digital and secure web-based data collection, sharing and decision support systems into routine clinical practice has been a hallmark of this activity. Dr Tideman has had a major role in developing, implementing and evaluating the role of Clinical Networks in South Australia and nationally. His goal, both in research and clinical practice, has been to ensure that people living in non-metropolitan areas have the same level of access to cardiovascular care and equivalent clinical outcomes to their metropolitan counterparts. He is a nationally recognised expert on all aspects of rural cardiovascular care and is regularly invited to speak at clinical meetings around Australia and has contributed to numerous research committees and national standards development bodies. He is heavily involved in extending access to improved cardiovascular care and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population groups. He has received numerous awards for this work including Finalist, South Australian Australian of the Year, 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
James Downie is the CEO of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA).
Prior to this James was the Executive Director, Activity Based Funding, leading the teams responsible for delivering the classification, costing and pricing functions of IHPA as well as the data acquisition activities.
He previously held roles with the Victorian Department of Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and various technical and operational roles in the resources industry.
Head of Business Development
Davis has 14 years of senior management experience in the healthcare and insurance. Over the last nine years at Medibank, Davis has held a number of senior commercial roles at Medibank, including General Manager, Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand, Chief of Staff to the Managing Director, and Head of Government Relations. He has lead the establishment of large-scale system reform, including in home and community support services, care coordination and mental health delivery. In his current role of Head of Business Development for Medibank Health Solutions he partners with public and private stakeholders to introduce new models of care.
Chief Executive Officer
Medical Technology Association of Australia
Ian is CEO of the Medical Technology Association of Australia, the national association representing companies in the medical device industry. Ian is a director of the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association, which is headquartered in Singapore, and is also a director and Vice Chair of Red Nose, formerly known as SIDS & Kids, a well- respected not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children. Ian has a varied career in both not-for-profit and commercial organisations and his previous CEO roles have included the Australian Dental Association (NSW), the Australian Orthopaedic Association and a private equity backed health business with more than 350 staff. Ian is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.
Dr Stephen Mason|
Chief Executive Officer
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, accounting roles and volunteering. He has also had broad community experience in many NFPs, charities, sporting clubs and other community groups. Stephen is responsible for policy creation, developing programs and maintaining contact with partners and other NFPs and in particular our major partners and sponsors in the healthcare sector. He also works closely with our corporate partners and Government Departments and is able to provide the patient perspective at a grassroots level. 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 and Corporate Governance Committee. From 1997-2007 Stephen was Finance Director and Company Secretary (1987-2007) of ASX listed Lemarne Corporation Ltd (ASX:LMC). He has served on the Board of a number of community based organizations as President, Secretary and Treasurer, and regularly presents at forums and conferences that cover the patient experience and expectations. He is also a Justice of the Peace. Stephen’s ability to listen to patients’ needs and help construct solutions to their problems equip him to make a valuable contribution to the development of healthcare policy in Australia.
Dr Evan Ackermann|
Dr Evan Ackermann is a practising GP and has been Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Expert Committee for Quality Care (REC-QC) for eight years. Evan has been instrumental in the development of numerous RACGP guidelines and resources including the Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice (Red book), General practice management for type 2 diabetes, Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice, and RACGP Clinical Indicators. Evan has worked in rural hospitals in clinical and administrative roles. He currently lives and works on the Gold Coast.
Chief Executive Officer
Members Health Fund Alliance
Matthew Koce is the CEO of Members Health Fund Alliance, a peak body organisation for private health insurance funds which share one or more of the following attributes, being not-for-profit, member owned or community based. Mr Koce, has been CEO of Members Health for 4 years over which time the Association was grown from 18 to 23 health funds covering over 1.7 million lives. He also represents Members Health on the Private Health Ministerial Advisory Committee and has sat on a range of other government committees and working groups including the Federal Health Minister’s Industry Working Group on Private Health Insurance Prostheses Reform, which helped deliver around $300 million dollars in annual savings to consumers.
Chief Executive Officer
Towabba Aboriginal Medical Service
I am a Murrawarri/Kooma woman from Goodooga in Far Western NSW
I grew up in a remote Aboriginal Community and completed my HSC via school of the air.
I have worked the health industry for over 16 years, 12 years being at executive senior management level.
I am the Chairperson of the NSW GP Synergy Aboriginal Health Training Committee, Secretariat of the Many River’s Alliance for the Mid North Coast of NSW, member of the Hunter New England CEO Forum, Board of Director of the NSW Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council
I am currently the CEO of Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service in Forster, NSW since September 2014.
I have a background in Ageing, Disabilities and Carers at National, State and Regionals levels in policy development and implementation.
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Matt Linnegar joined the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation as Chief Executive in June, 2014. It is the first time in the 22-year history of the Foundation that a member of its alumni has stepped into the Chief Executive’s role. Matt completed Course 7 of the Foundation’s prestigious Australian Rural leadership program in 2001.
Matt’s prior leadership roles include CEO of the National Farmers’ Federation, General Manager, Corporate and Customer Operations with Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited and Executive Director of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia. Matt is committed to the advancement of rural, regional and remote Australia and has strong linkages through the farming, agribusiness and regional Australia sectors. Matt is a strong supporter of leadership development as a critical factor to the success of rural, regional and remote Australia.
He holds a degree in Applied Science (Systems Agriculture) from the University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury), is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Professor Michael Draheim|
Acting Executive Director, Logan Bayside Health Network
Metro South Health
Michael is the CIO for Metro South Health based in Brisbane, Australia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland’s Business School. Currently he is acting Executive Director for the Logan Redlands Health Network which is part of Metro South Hospital and Health Service. In December 2017 Logan Hospital became the first fully Digital public hospital in Australia that provides adult, paediatric and maternity services. Metro South Health is on track for 2000 beds to be fully Digital by June 2018, with Redland Hospital going live in May and QEII Hospital to follow in June. Michael’s Digital experience includes service delivery transformation to support changing models of care associated with digital hospitals. This includes significant experience in leading implementations of data analytics and predictive modeling to support clinical care.
Dr David Rosengren|
Emergency Physician and Operations Executive
Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Dr Henry Cutler|
Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University
Dr Henry Cutler is the inaugural director of the Centre for the Health Economy at Macquarie University, where he investigates the Health Economy at the macro level, with particular focus on the interdependencies of these systems with each other, and the broader economy.
Henry has led or co-authored over 80 health economics publications on a broad range of topics for federal and state government departments, government agencies, and Australian and international non-government organisations.
His research focuses on economic evaluation, policy analysis, and forecasting in health and human services using a variety of economic tools and modelling techniques. He undertaken major studies on health and aged care reform, private health insurance, hospital efficiency, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, blood products, integrated care, hearing services, health care workforce, and mental health care. He currently leads the Macquarie University Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Evaluator Group, and is a chief investigator in several NHMRC projects and the newly formed Digital Health CRC.
He has a PhD (Economics) from UNSW, where his research focused on increasing efficiency within the health care system by allocating government spending to areas most valued by society. Prior to Macquarie University, Henry was the national lead of KPMG’s health economics group, and led the Sydney health and social policy team at Access Economics. He has also been a senior economist at the Centre for International Economics, and spent eight years working in financial markets in Sydney and London.
Rapid technological advancements and a market of fragmented, patient driven solutions clutter the healthcare industry’s immediate future. Healthcare policymakers will need to navigate diverse stakeholder interests to attract funding and continue delivering a world-class healthcare system. The Productivity Commission has tasked the Commonwealth with reconfiguring healthcare systems around the principles of patient-centred care within five years, is this timeframe realistic? How can healthcare reform specifically enable the economy? Can healthcare leaders more directly stimulate public conversation to activate governments? Will digitization ease or intensify friction between federal, state, and local healthcare?
Clinicians rely on the seamless flow of information for optimal patient outcomes, yet healthcare institutions remain splintered between incompatible operating systems. Budget constraints are the fundamental barrier to the systematic adoption of interoperable technology. Must governments prioritise funding a contemporary healthcare interface? What are the most significant regulatory roadblocks to digital health? Is standardisation viable with our existing digital infrastructure, or should regulatory bodies focus on the advent of new technologies? Which technologies have proved the most transformative this past year, and what is on the horizon?
As the economic constraints on the healthcare industry tighten, the prospect of technological renewal appears increasingly shallow. A deeper shift in mindset is required to overcome intergenerational resistances to digital transformation. How can organisations overcome digital apathy and transformation fatigue? What more can leaders do to drive system adoption and remove the barriers to buy-in from clinicians? Is it judicious to allocate government funding for professional development? Why are existing mental health practices failing younger clinicians? Is workplace culture evolving in tandem with digital advances in hospital management?
The healthcare industry is responding to a global shift towards consumer empowerment. Deep appreciation for the social determinants of healthcare outcomes is motivating the industry to reframe the patient experience and holistically enable wellbeing. What initiatives are being pursued to resolve information asymmetry and empower patients? How are digital marketplace experiences in other sectors translating into the healthcare space? How are clinicians changing to deliver the outcomes that matter to patients? Are patient demands for digital health inflated or does popular opinion accurately reflect the sector’s capabilities?
The calibre of leaders is being tested as old and new models of healthcare collide. The ability of leaders to meet the rapidly shifting expectations of a society embedded in technology will bear directly on the health of the nation. How are the demands on healthcare leaders changing? What skills will enable healthcare leaders to succeed in an increasingly dynamic and transdisciplinary future? How are healthcare leaders ensuring their input is being heard in high-level government decision making? Are sufficient measures in place to foster interpersonal skills given the trajectory of technology in healthcare?
There is massive capacity for partnerships across the private and public healthcare spectrum. New market entrants from the technology space can further elevate the healthcare industry, but contend with a dense public-private regulatory environment. Why is there resistance to applying the world of commercialisation to healthcare? How can industry more actively involve external parties in the market? How can government and private industry advance relations to convert research into commercial success? Will the growing appetite for collaboration between insurers and healthcare providers transform into meaningful action?
Renewed political and public attention on Australia’s healthcare system is creating momentum for policymakers to meaningfully change the way we measure patient experiences and outcomes. Leaders are reimagining service delivery for the era of patient centred care to secure affordability, accessibility, and sustainability. What is being done to address the lack of health literacy in Australia? How are payment models evolving to reflect the changing criteria for optimal patient outcomes? What services are improving access to care and reducing health inequalities across the nation? Are public-private partnerships essential for optimising service delivery?
At Philips, we help create seamless solutions that connect people, technology and data.
Philips is pushing the boundaries of innovative healthcare technologies in Australia and New Zealand. We see an opportunity for care to be organised seamlessly around people so they receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. We believe that healthcare transformation requires partners with a shared vision and complementary expertise that have the potential to radically improve outcomes and costs in healthcare, ultimately improving people’s lives.
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OET is the Occupational English Test, the world’s leading English test for healthcare professionals. With nearly 30 years of experience in international English language testing, OET offers specifically designed tests for 12 healthcare professions. We’re recognised and trusted by healthcare boards and councils in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and Singapore Our ongoing research ensures OET continues to meet the needs of the international healthcare sector now and into the future. OET is jointly owned by Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.
Celebrating its 3rd year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.
From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.
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|Packages||Standard Price Per Delegate (from 9 June)|
|Healthcare Professional: 1-2 Delegates||$2200 + GST|
|Healthcare Professional: 3-5 Delegates||$1980 + GST|
|Healthcare Professional: 6-9 Delegates||$1760 + GST|
|Healthcare Professional: 10+ Delegates||$1540 + GST|
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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.
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