What I have done
General Practitioner from 1988
Director - Sydney North Local Health District (Appointed Position) (2017 - )
Local health district responsible for the care of 990,000 people and 11,000 employees. Annual turnover of $1.6B.
Chair - Sydney North Primary Health Network (Initially Elected Position) (2017 - )
Initial director from 2015 - Formed by the amalgamation of two Medicare Locals. Led the tender application and establishment of the new organisation.
Chair - GP Synergy (Elected Position) (2014 - 2017 )
Regional Training Organisation - The largest regional training organisation in Australia with approximately one-third of all registrars and a turnover of around $50M. One of the leads in the development of a successful tender for the whole of NSW General Practitioner Registrar Training (2015). This is my second period as Chair (see below).
[The RACGP is due to take over the training program in 2019]
Chair – Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local (Elected Position) (2012 - 2015)
Director involved in the establishment of the Medicare Local, and inaugural elected Chair.
Council Member – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (NSW Faculty) (Elected Position) (2012 - )
Director – GP NSW (Elected Position) (2010 -2013)
Director, Therapeutic Guidelines (Appointed Position) (2008 - 2010)
Director and Chair - GP Synergy (Elected Position) (2007 - 2010)
GP Synergy is the amalgamation of the Sydney Institute of General Practice Education and Training with the New England Area Training Service in 2009. By the end of 2009 negotiated another merger with Institute of General Practice Training and Education. At the time it was equal largest Regional Training Provider in Australia. Turnover of $9M, funded by the Commonwealth Government. Chair (2008 - 2010).
Chair - Northern Sydney Division of General Practice (Elected Position (2006 - )
Member, Code of Complaints Committee (2006 - )
Medicines Australia (MA) is the peak representative body for the prescription medicine manufacturers and suppliers in Australia. The Code of Complaints hears complaints primarily from pharmaceutical companies alleging breaches of the Code of Conduct by other firms. The Committee hears complaints from members or the public.
From 1998 – Non-Dietician Member of the Complaints Committee of the Dieticians’ Association of Australia. This includes at least three re-appointments.
Establishment and Development of General Medical Practices
Neutral Bay Medical Practice, CBD Medical Practice, and Castlereagh Medical Practice (2003 -)
All were greenfield sites, CBD Medical Practice has been relocated to bigger premises, and the Castlereagh Medical Practice was sold.
True multi-disciplinary practices with nurse practitioners, psychologists and physiotherapists.
Associate Management Consultant
A.T. Kearney Australia Limited (2001 - 2003)
International high value management consulting firm with offices in 52 countries.
Complete premium review for a state monopoly provider of worker’s compensation insurance.This required a sophisticated analysis of all 22 elements of the premium calculation formula, including international benchmarks.Final recommendations, which were implemented, were set within stringent political constraints. When fully implemented should lead to claims savings of $A106M.
Claims processing ‘health check’ of a medium sized general insurer which is a division of a large Australian bank.I undertook most of the analysis and produced the recommendations which were presented and adopted by the head of the division.The key outcome was recommendations to significantly increase claims handling capacity without increase costs and to decrease claims spend by marked improvements in sourcing and aggregation.Depending on the growth assumptions achieved the NPV of the benefits were $6 - $24M.
Director, Health Services and General Practice
Australian Medical Association (AMA), Federal Office, Canberra (1995 - 1998)
Direct report to the CEO and Federal Council (Board of Directors)
Initiated, developed, negotiated and assisted in the implementation of a novel immunisation payment program for all Australian general practitioners with the Federal Department of Health and the Minister of Health’s Office.This $34m program has successfully lifted Australian immunisation rates.
Led a department of seven people, together we were responsible for the production of all public health and general practice policy.This was achieved through establishment and coordination of teams of subject experts both within the AMA and from outside organisations.
Developed and implemented a significant private sector sponsorship in a new area of public health lobbying.
Other responsibilities included the development of relationships with key private and public organisations including the Federal Government.Analysis and response to health economic issues.Representation of the AMA on internal, government, ministerial and private company bodies
1986 – 1988 Intern and Resident Medical Officer at the Flinders Medical Centre,
General, Quality Assurance and Standards Setting Examiner for the RACGP since 1994.
Regular Reviewer of Australian Family Physician the peer reviewed journal of Royal Australian College of General Practice. Occasional reviewer of the Medical Journal of Australia.
2014 - 2015 Master of Health Law (University of Sydney)
1999 – 2000 Master of Business Administration (UNSW and University of Sydney)
1990 – 1994 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (University of Adelaide)
1980 – 1985 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Flinders University of South Australia)
Exchange Business School
London Business School, London University
2009 Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
1997 Fellow of the Australian College of Legal Medicine
1995 Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice, University of South Australia
1992 Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1988 Diploma of Obstetrics, Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Awarded the AGSM Scholarship – Second Year MBA
Awarded the Sasakawa Foundation Scholarship for Young Leaders – First Year MBA