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.

Faced with ongoing constraints and rising expectations, Australia’s healthcare industry is under increasing pressure to innovate and meet the demands of patients, governments and commercial stakeholders.

Market forces, ground-breaking partnerships and digital advances have renewed healthcare for a connected world. 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.

Gathering senior leaders from across the public and private healthcare spectrum, the annual Healthcare Leaders Forum equips executives with the insights they need to adapt and succeed in a dynamic climate.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, outcome-focussed 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.

  • Hear the latest thinking on what the market conditions will be for healthcare
  • Acquire actionable insights for your healthcare organisation in a changing, consumer-led world
  • Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and thought leaders from across the healthcare industry
  • Engage with powerful ideas, people and perspectives in one place at one time
  • Discuss forward-thinking trends, case studies and healthcare imperatives
  • Network in the ideal executive environment where CEOs talk to CEOs
  • Determine what is next for healthcare in Australia

Gain Access

// 6+ Keynotes

// 2 Powerful days

// Executive learning agenda

// 35 + Industry speakers

// 180 + Executives

// 5-Star networking environment

2019 Speakers

William Smart
Chief Information Officer, Health & Social Care
NHS England (UK)
Tim Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP
Minister for Health and Medical Research
Thijs de Blok
Senior Advisor
Buurtzorg Netherlands & Asia
Buurtzorg Services Japan (JPN)
Dr Henry Cutler
Director, Centre for the Health Economy
Macquarie University
Daniel Coulton Shaw
Global Clinic Rating (USA)
Dr Anthony Bartone
Federal President
Australian Medical Association
Professor Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health
Dr Linda Swan
Chief Medical Officer
Dr Lance Emerson
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Agency for Health Information
Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, Health and Biosecurity
Dr Lachlan Henderson
Group Chief Executive
Epworth HealthCare
Bruce Goodwin
Managing Director
Janssen Australia & New Zealand
Ian McCrae
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Orion Health
Georges Khoury
Director, Workforce Services, Logan Bayside Health Network
Metro South Health
Dr Clair Sullivan
Chief Digital Health Officer
Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Graeme Loy
Chief Executive
Western Sydney Local Health District
Dr Rachel David
Chief Executive
Private Healthcare Australia
Leanne Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Donna Bonney
Chief Executive Officer
Mater Education
Dr Shane Kelly
Group Chief Executive Officer
St John of God Health Care
Mark Middleton
Group Chief Executive Officer
Icon Group
Gerald Marion
Chief Customer & Strategy Officer
Bupa Australia & New Zealand
Dr Teresa Anderson
Chief Executive
Sydney Local Health District
Walter Kmet
Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie University Hospital & Clinical Associates
Dr Karen Luxford
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
Dr Gerard Foley
Chief Executive Officer
Sonic Clinical Services
Melissa Tinsley
Manager, Clinical Information and Decision Support
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Michelle Fenwick
Executive Director People & Culture
Northern Health
Dr Priya Chagan
Head of Physical Health and Chief Medical Officer
Danny Lindrea
Director of Architecture & Applications, Innovation & Digital Services
Bendigo Health
Alison Verhoeven
Chief Executive
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Annie Butler
Federal Secretary
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Frank Tracey
Executive Director Clinical Services
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Dylan Hesselberg
Director Infrastructure and Assets
Goulburn Valley Health
Austin Sambells
Senior Healthcare Enterprise Account Manager


  • The New Health Mandate: Realising Australia’s Healthcare Potential
  • Achieving Interoperability: The Price of Optimal Care
  • People at the Core: The Argument for Clinician-Led Transformation
  • Continuous Health: The Path to Patient Empowerment
  • Commanding Change: Bringing Leadership into the Digital Age
  • Health Alliances: A Collaborative Charge for Contemporary Healthcare
  • New Health Gateways: Accessing the Future of Care



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The Australian Digital Health Agency officially commenced operations on 1 July 2016 and is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – safe, seamless and secure in collaboration with partners across the community.

The Agency is the System Operator of ‘My Health Record’, which is an electronic summary of an individual’s health information that can be shared securely online between the individual and registered healthcare providers involved in their care to support improved decision making and continuity of care.


Bing Technologies provides a secure outbound communications solution to facilitate the automated delivery of postal mail, fax, email, SMS and voice.

Established in 2001, the company works with clients in sectors including health, banking and finance, government, and not for profit that all maintain strict policies and procedures for safeguarding data privacy. Our service enables clients to streamline communication, simplify workflows and generate savings by reducing the costs associated with the internal management of sending correspondence.

Bing integrates seamlessly with existing technology platforms, requires no upfront investment, no process change, comes with full training, transparent costs and is easy to use.


Smith & Nephew is a leading portfolio medical technology business.

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Celebrating its 4th year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts. A strict screening process and strong delegate focus ensures a senior executive only event to discuss the future of healthcare in Australia.

A unique sponsor format will position you and your brand as a thought-leader amongst the decision makers in Healthcare. From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this audience, before, during and after the event.

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

This event was sold out in 2018



Angel Gomez – Commercial Director
Tel: 02 80904363
Email: [email protected]

  • Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

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    Cancellation Policy:

    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

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  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact [email protected].

    Can I transfer my pass?

    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to [email protected].

    How do I receive my delegate pass?

    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    Is media registration available?

    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy:

    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of healthcare industry.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees