Andrew has extensive experience in executive roles in a variety of hospitals and health care settings; and within the State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services as the
Director for the State’s mental health system, as Regional Director for Health, Housing and Community Services and as Director of Strategy. Immediately prior to joining Monash Health, he
was the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Alfred Health.
Health Issues Center Victoria
Danny was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Health Issues Centre in November 2014. Prior to this he spent five years with Australian Conservation Foundation, Australia’s foremost environmental agency, as Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer/Director of Marketing.
With experience in business leadership, management, communications and marketing Danny has a long history in the health, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked extensively in health, environmental and social issues promotion, and in developing successful social enterprise initiatives.
Danny has a long and powerful background in community advocacy and is passionate about driving sustainable, positive change. Throughout his career he has demonstrated strong commitment to the consumer voice and to social justice.
He brings energy, knowledge and commitment to achieving better consumer health outcomes with and for consumers.
Hurstville Private Hospital
Margrit Fleck has accomplished operational management, executive and quality systems leadership experience extending over 30 years across public, private and not-for-profit heath care sectors with a strong background in clinical governance, quality improvement and risk management.
Margrit has successfully implemented quality improvement and risk management programs resulting in successful accreditation against NSQHS and certification outcomes with ISO 9001.
Margrit has a proven record of achieving operational efficiency and regulatory compliance irrespective of positions held, reliably exceeding expectations by transforming operational strategies into workable solutions driving clinical excellence through the cultivation and engagement of inspiring team performance achieving a consistently strong organisational, patient and family care centred approach and outcomes.
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dr Ian Scott is consultant general physician and Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Ian is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Monash University. Ian has research interests in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, health technology assessment and guideline development.
Ian is a member of Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on new Technology (QPACT), a member of the Queensland Health Patient Access Advisory Committee and the Frail Older Persons Collaborative, and chairs the Queensland Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network and the Australian Deprescribing Network. Ian sits on various working groups of Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Queensland Health, and the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care.
Duncan Jaffrey leads the Surgical Division at Logan Beaudesert Hospitals in Metro South Health in Queensland. With a diverse background in both Clinical and management roles Duncan is well known for his jovial and quirky style. As the Standard Lead for Comprehensive care Duncan has had the opportunity to oversee Logan Beaudesert’s Hospitals ongoing transition to the new National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for Comprehensive Care.
Duncan has post graduate degrees in both Management and Education and is an avid proponent for sharing not hording knowledge. Duncan is passionate about emerging technology and its potential application for both consumers and enterprise.
Sue Sweeney is the Assistant Director of Nursing and Midwifery (Improving Care) at Western Health. Sue has a Master in Nursing, is a midwife, MCHN and also holds an MBA and a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management. Sue has expertise in many different clinical environments in both nursing and midwifery and is currently leading the Comprehensive Care Standard at this health service. Sue has vast experience in Healthcare Leadership, Management and education. She has also managed the Maternity Connect Statewide program and held a Subject coordinator lecturer position at La Trobe University.
Dianne Ford is the Nursing Unit Manager of the General Medical Ward at Auburn Hospital in Western Sydney. A position she has held for 15 years.
She is in her fortieth year of nursing, is hospital trained with an Associate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing and a Bach Nursing Administration. Dianne has worked in both public and private hospitals.
Dianne is the current president of the NSW NMUM’s Society and was an executive member for five years prior to that.
Dianne is also Hon. Secretary of the Bankstown District Cricket Association and spends most Saturdays on the sidelines watching her two sons playing cricket or soccer.
Natasha is currently employed as the Quality Manager at The Wesley Hospital. A Registered Nurse with 20 years experience, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings both in Australia and overseas. Natasha has been working in Quality Management since 2012 and has significant experience in developing and implementing Quality Management systems. From 2014 – 2018 she was a member of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Steering committee for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare and assisted in developing the NSQHS Standards Second edition.
She is passionate about creating quality systems to improve patient outcomes and believes the patient and their family needs to be at the centre of every decision. Her other passion is travelling, and accounts her journeys to over 55 countries in providing a different perspective, which she has applied to her professional life.
Gosford Private Hospital
Dianne has been in Nursing for 40 years, initially in Paediatrics and was Nurse Unit Manager of Paediatric Ward at a large Metropolitan Public Hospital for 15 years.
For the past 10 years Dianne has been an Accreditation and Quality & Safety Manager for a large general public hospital, preparing them for accreditation. Recently Dianne moved to Gosford Private Hospital as the Quality and Risk Manager. This has involved preparing the facility for short notice survey against the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards.
Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton
Sue Thurbon is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with in excess of 40 years experience across public, primary and private health sectors. Sue has worked in management and nursing roles within metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals, as well as remote Pacific islands. Sue is passionate about the delivery of safe and effective patient care and has a keen focus on how we, as Health professionals, communicate effectively regarding patient’s needs and expectations from a health, social, community and spiritual perspective.
Julian trained in Brisbane and graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In his first year as an RN, he headed to New Zealand to work in the
Invercargill base hospital. The following year, Julian returned to Brisbane and continued his nursing practice at the Prince Charles Hospital. There, he specialised in Cardiothoracic nursing and had a deep passion for education and training within the clinical setting.
Julian soon found his niche as a Clinical Facilitator of undergraduate student nurses. Continuing on his journey for promoting better bed-side care through staff development initiatives, Julian decided to undertake a master’s degree in Clinical Education. He has held positions such as Nurse Education Coordinator, Manager of Education Services and Director of Clinical Services at a private Hospital in Brisbane. During his time as DON, Julian successfully led the team through a full organisation-wide survey against the NSQHS Standards.
Julian currently works for Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) as National Manager, Hospitals and DPS Accreditation. Julian is driven to see all people, regardless of race, creed or colour, have appropriate access to individualised, exceptional care and treatment where they are included in the decisions of their care journey.